Firefly (oz2349)


Firefly (oz2349) by Dick Struhl from Air Trails 1947 - plan thumbnail

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Fairey Firefly I. Scale control line model. Ohlsson 23 motor.

Quote: "Firefly I by Dick Struhl. Here's a scale model with many of the qualities of its prototype.

THE Firefly I is Britain's standard carrier-based multi-purpose fighter, the successor of the famed Fulmar. Serving as a night-fighter and long-range fighter, the two-seater Firefly is also provided with a rear observation greenhouse for reconnaissance. It is powered by a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine and is reputed to be one of the fastest and heaviest armed two-seaters in the world. Take-offs from carrier decks are jet-assisted, and fully retractable Youngman flaps enable this heavy plane to land slowly.

As the subject for control-line flying. the Firefly I leaves very little to be desired. The low wing keeps the center of resistance just below the thrust line for the speed fans, and who can resist a bulbous cockpit and a camouflage paint job for beauty? The model as shown is an ideal sport and stunt-precision performer with a class B engine such as the Olhsson 23; however, if it's speed you are after, employ a larger engine and cut down on the elevator area to reduce sensitivity.

Before initial construction, enlarge the plans by means of the 1/2 in grids and the scale shown on the drawing. The fuselage is built around a conventional crutch of 1/4 sq balsa with 1/8 x 1/4 cross-pieces. This is clearly shown in the top view drawing. Build the sub-crutch directly upon the crutch; it runs from A to G, and forms the base of the removable section of the fuselage..."

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Firefly (oz2349) by Dick Struhl from Air Trails 1947 - model pic

  • (oz2349)
    by Dick Struhl
    from Air Trails
    August 1947 
    33in span
    Scale IC C/L Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 31/01/2012
    Filesize: 451KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: hkarlson

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