Bristol F2B (oz2672)
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Bristol F2-B Fighter. Free flight scale model WWII biplane.
Quote: "Build this magnificent Bristol Fghter, by HF Palmer.
REGULAR readers will already be familiar with Mr. Palmer's beautiful scale models, through our 'Photonews' feature, and we now have much pleasure in presenting full size plans of one of his most successful fliers, the Bristol Fighter, F2B. This model of McKeever's 'Brisfit' will be an accurate robust machine and, if the following building instructions are closely followed, should not prove difficult for the moderately experienced builder.
Construction. Fuselage. Begin by cutting out two identical panels from 1/16 ply as indicated by the heavy line on the plan bounding the area from the Gunner's Cockpit to just forward of the front undercarriage strut. Cut 1/8 square spruce longerons to length and recess the forward portion 1/16 to fit or let in the ply panels. Add all uprights and diagonals of 1/8 x 3/32 balsa. Fill the area over the 1/16 plywood, as indicated on the plan, with 1/16 balsa. Make all ply-to-balsa glue joints with white glue (PVA).
Match the sides and sand true and smooth. Hold together with clips (clothes pegs) and drill all holes, slot carefully for formers F8 and F9. These formers are cut from 1/16 ply. Assemble fuselage and check for squareness.
Glue motor mounts in position. When dry, notch ends to receive F3. Glue and check for squareness. The shim brass on circumference of F3 is not put on until the model is painted. Use contact cement, such as Evostic, to glue metal to wood.
The tail unit fixings are most important and should be carried out as follows: Cut tinplate to size, solder 1/8 i.d. brass tube at half its length. Drill 3/32 in holes at both ends of tinplate so it may be sewn to fuselage. Bend tinplate to form a 'V' and fit over fuselage stern. This brass tube will hold elevator fixing rod and must be horizontal. Sew to fuselage with 15 lb breaking strain fishing line. Drill for 1/8 in i.d. brass tube rudder post just forward of horizontal tube on the fuselage centre line..."
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Update 28/07/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
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