Ferdinand (oz2235)


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Ferdinand. 15in span all-sheet C/L model, for .5-.9 diesels. From Aeromodeller September 1959.

Quote: "ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR the McCoy .049 'Duroglo', this pert little model biplane suitable for any British diesel of 0.5 cc to 0.9 cc capacity - just right in fact for the new .049 glow engines about to hit the market.

Begin by making up the engine and undercarriage assembly. The undercarriage is clamped between the ply faces of the engine former. For radial mounting, drill through to take the engine bolts, which are held secure by soldering the piede of tinplate across them as shown. Beam mounted engines require two bearers, which are cemented to the engine former and former 'A', fitting into the slots as detailed. Next, add the fuselage sides, lining them up accurately at the tail. The top front edge is then formed by bringing the sides together as shown in the small sketch. The gap is filled in with in. sheet. Now fit the tank in position, with the fuel tubing running out through the fuselage side to the engine spray bar. Do not add the top and bottom decking until the wings and tailplanes are fitted.

Flying surfaces are made from sheet, the wings being sanded to section, but this is not critical. Cut slots in both wings for the interplane struts, which are made from in. ply. Insert a piece of 1/16 in ply into the lower wing to take the bellcrank assembly, which can now be fastened in place.

Cement the tailplane in its slot; and fasten the push-pull rod to the elevator horn. The wings can now be cemented in place. When these joints are dry, deck the top and bottom of the fuselage, add the fin and interplane struts, and give the model three coats of clear dope, sanding between each coat. Colour dope as required to your own scheme and Ferdinand is ready to take the air.

Balance the model on the front line, and fly on 25 to 30 foot lines."

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There are two versions of this model 1959 for .5 - .8 cc diesels and 1967 for Cox 049. The models are the same size but with different engine mounts and slightly different shaped interplane struts.
anon - 13/09/2015
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