Waco N Tricycle (oz2442)

 

Waco N Tricycle (oz2442) by Alan Booton 1938 - plan thumbnail

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Waco N Tricycle. Scale free flight rubber model. From AT 12-38.

Quote: "The Waco three-wheeler. A really interesting flying model; simple, rugged and an unusually stable performer. Waco N, by Alan D Booton.

The Waco 'N' series, incorporating the tricycle landing gear, are to be desired by sportsmen or busiinessmen who prefer an airplane that they can safely handle on take-offs and landings with apparent finesse, and still without the skill required by the conventional types of planes. It is claimed that the Waco N can be handled in departures and arrivals more easily than an automobile in traffic.

So get busy and build the model and see far yourself. The 'little brother' gathers speed on a smooth runway and eases off in a low, climbing turn. Because of the simple construction, the model weighs less than two ounces, making longer flights possible.

For the builders' information, the design was taken directly from factory scale drawings, so the model with scale tail surfaces and scale diameter' propeller, is eligible for flying scale contests.

FUSELAGE Build the two fuselage side frames of '1/32 square strips. 1/32 x 1/32 square spacers are used at the front and rear. The stabilizer supports are 1/16 sheet. Assemble the two sides with 3/32 square spacers measured from the top view. Be sure that this much lines up before continuing,

Cut all fomers and instrument panel from 1/16 sheet and the ring 'A' from 1/4 sheet, and cement them in their respective positions. Note on the perspective drawing how the window sills have been filled out..."

Quote: "This scan was a challenge, first being severely discolored by age and a white line on black background plan. I took this to be a full scale plan since it was printed on four pages. I stitched everthing together and scaled to the dimensioned 1/8 inch trailing edge of the horizontal stabilizer".

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Waco N Tricycle (oz2442) by Alan Booton 1938 - model pic

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  • (oz2442)
    Waco N Tricycle
    by Alan Booton
    from Air Trails
    December 1938 
    20in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Cabin Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 16/02/2012
    Filesize: 422KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow, fantasyflyer_plan_collection
    Downloads: 2068

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