Nimbus (oz2748)


Nimbus (oz2748) by HF Wilde from Model Aircraft 1956 - plan thumbnail

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Nimbus. Control line Team Racer. Unusual swept wing tailless pusher design. A 30 inch span class B team racer C/L. Model Aircraft, February 1956.

Quote: "A successful Class B Team Racer with striking contemporary lines. Nimbus, by HF Wilde.

Wings. Commence by building the wing. The trailing edge is of two laminations, one grooved to take the 16 SWG elevator wire. Cement together with a piece of 16 gauge wire in position, rotate and withdraw before cement sets, then sand to dimensions indicated on the plan. Ribs are made by the block method; cut the hole for the wing tongue in the root rib only.

To assemble lightly cement leading and trailing edges to two 3/16 in thin balsa battens over the plan; packing will have to be inserted under the front and back edges to preserve the wing section, Cement in the 1/8 in wing tip and remove from plan, then cement wing ribs in place. Push wing tongue in place and cement balsa packing pieces top and bottom (not at sides). These packing pieces are to be flush with the outline of the ribs. Make sure the tongue is level in the wing on the building board before the cement sets, and remove the tongue. Remove batten from wing and cover with 1/16 in medium sheet where indicated.

Push elevator wires in place, bind and solder elevator brace in position. Make holes in elevator tabs and cement in place. Being a symmetrical section the second wing panel may be built straight of the plan as with the first.

The fuselage crutch is built up of two laminations of 1/4 in medium sheet, upper lamination back to F4 and lower back to B. Cement the bearers in place and clamp while drying - double cementing here is a must. Holes are cut through the 1/8 in side strips for the wing tongue..."

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