Breguet XIV (oz2310)


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Breguet XIV - Indoor duration scale rubber model.

Quote: -"BREGUET XIV A2 & 132, by Tim Hayward-Brown.

A seldom seen French reconnaissance/bomber makes a great flyer for indoor duration events. Easy to build construction.

In 1916 the first of over 8,000 Breguet XIV took to the sky. The A2 reconnaissance and B2 bomber versions equipped more than seventy French escadrille on the Western Front and went on to be produced well into the mid-1920s. Color schemes varied from plain fabric to five-color camouflage with complex markings. So do some research before you decide which version to build.

Putting it together. There's nothing scary in building the fuselage. Build the two side frames and make a nice square box girder. The forward decking was made using a combination of soft block and sheet balsa. The rear deck uses hard 1/32 square stringers.

A neat fitting and practical noseblock is essential for accurate thrust adjustment and consistent flying. A good job at this stage will avoid a lot of frustration later on.

Flying surfaces. I decided to make my wings light, simple and strong, hence the single spar structure and flat bottomed airfoil. If you like, though, it wouldn't take much to scale up these wings a bit with some undercamber and another spar. That's up to you. Add about 3/32 inch washout to each panel. I have found this really helps with stability.

The vertical tail is the only bit of laminating to be done. I use thinned PVA (like Pacer's Hinge Glue or equivalent) between the laminations.

Undercarriage. The undercarriage and wing struts are made from 1/32-inch basswood. The Bre 14 has a small wing-like fairing over the axle, like some of the famous Fokker. Glue the axle to the center of this winglet only. This allows the axle to flex up and back to cushion landings..."

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Article pages, text and pics, thanks to SBurling.


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VoilĂ  Steve!, here you have some pictures of my rubber powered Breguet XIV B2 finished, it's a very nice model, thank you for this plan. Best regards!
MarcoAGuillermo - 07/02/2015
Breguet XIV by Tim Hayward-Brown from Flying Models 15in span Scale Rubber FF all formers complete. Hi Steve, Re the above, here is a transcript of the magazine article associated with this model, with the original pictures. Found on the internet - transcriber unknown. Regards,
SBurling - 08/02/2015
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