Douglas TBD Devastator (oz2245)

 

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Douglas Devastator. Stand off scale radio control model. For .60 power. From Flying Models April 1983.

Quote: "The construction is fairly conventional and should not be particularly challenging to anyone who has already built an R/C ship or two. Start with the wing first. Cut out the foam cores using the supplied templates. Glue on the 1/4 x 1/2 inch balsa trailing edge. Carve and sand it to shape. Use some masking tape over the foam to protect it while you are shaping the balsa. Cut out the recess for the 1/4 x 1 in balsa hinge support and cement it in place. Make sure it is level with the top surface of the wing.

Install the aileron bell-crank at the wing tip as shown on the plans. Make up the aileron pushrods to suit your needs and put them in place. Sheet the wing with 1/16 inch balsa. Cut a small slot in the vying skin at the bellcrank where the pushrod to the aileron will protrude. Temporarily locate the aileron control horn in position and bend a Du-Bro Kwik Link and rod with a "Z" bend in it to go into the bellcrank. Check for a good fit and the correct length and make sure you can get the pushrod in and out of the bellcrank through that slot in the skin. Remove the pushrod and lay it aside until you are practically finished with the airplane. Make a mark on the bellcrank mount to indicate the position at which the bellcrank is perpendicular to the smaller aileron pushrod.

Glue on the wing tips and sand them to shape. Epoxy two pieces of 3/8 x 3/4 inch maple motor mounts together for the landing gear blocks and when cured, slot them for the landing gear.

Cut out the foam wing for the landing gear blocks and epoxy them in place. Cut out the ailerons and cover all of the ex-posed edges with ths inch sheet balsa. Check the ailerons for a proper fit... "

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Douglas TBD Devastator (oz2245) by Dan Reiss from Flying Models 1983 - model pic

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  • (oz2245)
    Douglas TBD Devastator
    by Dan Reiss
    from Flying Models
    April 1983 
    62in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Bomber
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 14/01/2012
    Filesize: 501KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: stickman

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