Flying Aces Kaydet. Rubber sport cabin model.
Quote: "The FA Kaydet is a sturdy little model designed primarily for the enjoyment of the builder during construction as well as flying. Its simple lines permit rapid assembling of the craft and prevent constructional pitfalls into which the 'cadet' builder might fall with other models designed for endurance.
The rugged structure of the plane has passed rigid tests, inasmuch as the original Kaydet was built over a year ago. Flown constantly during this time, the craft has yet to meet with any mishap or crack-up. It has always delivered top-notch performance. And if your Kaydet is built according to specifications, it will equal the per-formance of the original model. So let's start the con-struction of this unique ship.
All fuselage framework is built of 1/8 sq strips. After carefully placing the diagrams of the body together, pin the longerons to the plans. Incidentally, if you wish to preserve the drawings, place a sheet of transparent wax paper over the plans before you start work.
The uprights are cemented in place between the longerons, and the unit should be allowed to dry thoroughly before the pins are removed. And after the sides have been completed, assemble the fuselage by placing the cross members in their proper places on both the upper and lower surfaces of the structure.
Formers No. 1 and No. 2 are made of 1/16 and 1/8 sheet balsa respectively. These are then cemented to frame as indicated in the plans. The stringers that are attached to the formers are made of 1/8 by 1/16 balsa. The windshield frame may be constructed of stuff of the same dimensions.
Sheet balsa covering, 1/16 in thickness, is cemented between the first two uprights, aty he tailpost, and at other stations dicated by the side view diagram. Similar balsa covering should now be glued to the bottom surface of the fuselage between the first two uprights..."
Update 09/10/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (single sheet, shows full wing layout) thanks to DBHL, theshadow.
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