Baby Lightweight (oz2736)

 

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Baby Lightweight. Free flight rubber model.

Vintage rubber model plane, from April 1943 Aeromodeller.

Quote: "Baby Lightweight, by LEW Burbridge.

Fuselage: The fuselage I built was constructed entirely of 1/8 x 1/16 medium balsa as this was all I had, but a square section such as 1/16 sq or 3/32 sq should make construction simpler and more uniform. The method of construction used was similar to that used by CA.Rippon in his 'Air Cadet,' as I find this is the most accurate and simple there is, and this is excellently described by him in the April issue of the Aeromodeller.

The nose of the fuselage is filled in with 1/16 sheet and a piece is also placed in two opposite sides of the fuselage behind bulkhead 8 for the bamboo rear peg to be fixed into.

A piece of 1/16 sheet is cut to the shape 'A' and cemented to one corner of the rear of the fuselage as shown to make a fixing between tail plane and fuselage.

Undercarriage: This is bent in one continuous piece from 20 swg piano wire and is then bound to bulkhead 3 by means of strips of tissue. The wheels are of hardwood and are 3/4 or 1 inch in diameter.

Wing Fixing: This is constructed entirely of 3/32 by 1/16 bamboo and when dry is simply cemented to the opposite edges of the diamond in the exact position shown.

Tail Plane: This has a leading edge of 3/32 sq, a trailing edge of 1/4 x 1/16 and ribs of 1/8 sq which are shaped to a crude aerofoil shape after the cement is dry. The twin rudders are of 1/16 sheet cut to the shape shown and cemented to the tips of the tail plane..."

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