MiG-15 (oz2452)


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Mig 15. Ducted fan IC design model jet fighter by H Paxton Jr, for .049 power. MAN September 1955.

Quote: "Practically a squadron of these little MIGs was built before the author turned loose this splendid flying, ducted fan .049 job. The MIG 15, by WH Paxton Jr.

This model of a Russian MIG-15 (captured by America at the end of the Korean War) is powered by a standard Wasp .049 engine driving a metal fan giving sufficient thrust to produce a nice rate of climb. It will provide the most realistic flights you've ever seen.

Construction is amazingly simple as a result of several years' study and building of nine versions of this airplane, incorporating improvements and simplifications as developed. For instance, the mid-body bulkheads can all be cut by jig saw at the same time and planking the double-contoured fuselage is held to a minimum by using sheet balsa covering on the mid-body.

Step-by-step construction details follow: Drill holes in tin strip to match mounting holes in Wasp engine fuel tank and solder on 3-48 nuts. Cut out Minus-2, Minus-3 and Minus-4 mounts from 1/8 basswood plywood. File or sand front edges on Minus-3 and Minus-4, as noted on drawing. Cement Minus-2, Minus-3 and Minus-4 mounts together after locat-ing plate nuts to holes in Minus-2 mount. Use Ambroid or other fuelproof cement and tie with thread as noted.

Add 1/16 square strips and cover aft portion of cone with Art paper. Form forward cone of Art Paper and cement in place. Give complete assembly one coat of sealer and three coats of hot fuelproof dope.

Bulkhead rings are next cut out of 1/16 or 1/8 balsa or basswood ply-wood, as specified on the drawing. String-ers are then cut from 1/8 balsa sheet or 1/8 x 1/4 balsa. The basic mid-body portion is then assembled by keying-in parts, as noted in the isometric view on the drawing.

Drill holes in hatch members for latch pins and locating side pins and then cut through Minus-26 at front and rear of hatch, which can then be removed. Mid-body is then lined with 1/64 balsa..."

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