Lockheed Dog Star (oz2464)

 

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Lockheed Model 8 Sirius (Dog Star). Scale rubber model.

Lindberg's Lockheed 'Dog Star' from the April 1930 issue of Model Airplane News.

Update 2/1/2023: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Quote: "How to Build Lindbergh's 'Dog Star'. Wonderful Flying Model of the Lone Eagle's New Mystery Low-Winged Lockheed.

SOON after his famous flight over the Atlantic and the placing of his Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St Louis, Colonel Lindbergh selected the famous Lockheed 'Sirius' (Dog Star) as his next plane. This was built to his order and has a high speed of 190 miles per hour and the longest cruising radius of any single-motored airplane.

The Department of Commerce made a special dispensation in granting the new plane the license number of NR211, in view of the fact that the Spirit of St. Louis was numbered NX211.

The model designed is a flying replica of the plane and on completion, weighs exactly two ounces and flies more than one hundred feet after taking off from the ground. The colors designated in this article are exactly as those used on Colonel Lindbergh's plane, which combination was selected by this famous flyer himself.

The name Sirius is taken from the Sirius star known as the Dog Star of the heavens. It is the custom of the Lockheed manufacturers to name their products after the various stars and planets; hence the designation of Col Lindbergh's ship.

The model has an imitation NACA engine cowling, so modified at the nose that the motor stick can be detached from the fuselage at will.

Fuselage: First, go over the drawings carefully and read all special notes regarding the structure of the fuselage so that you will be thoroughly acquainted with the designation numbers, letters and other symbols used to show the various parts and formers.

Formers F-1 to F-9, inclusive, are cut from 1/16 sheet balsa, shaped as shown in drawings 4, 5 and 6, and sandpapered smoothly. After this has been done, take one of the 1/2 x 1/2 x 1 in pieces of balsa and make tail piece F-10 as shown in drawing 6. Then fasten the round side of former F-9 to the flat side of former F-10 and ambroid together. These two parts are shown fastened together in the drawings of the fuselage structure. The motor stick clips should now be fastened to former F-8 as shown in drawing 6, ambroid being used to hold clip in correct position.

Now take the split bamboo and, with a sharp knife, strip the bamboo in 1/16 x 1/16 pieces, four of these to be used at once to hold fuselage formers together. These bamboo strips are ambroided to the sides, top and bottom of formers F-4 to F-10 inclusive, as shown in drawings 1 and 2 by heavy lines. It will be noted that the top stringer goes through former F-9..."

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