Aichi Val (oz2870)
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Aichi D3A1 Navy Type 99 Val. Free flight scale rubber model of the WWII Japanese dive bomber. Scale is 1/16. FSI plan A-5.
Update 29/11/2015: Replaced this plan with a better copy, correctly scaled at 35.5in span which also includes the previously missing third sheet with fuselage formers.
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by Bill Galloway
from FSI (ref:A-5)
Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Bomber
all formers complete :)
Found online 02/05/2012 at:
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Credit*: Rubber-guy, anon
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User commentsThis is another FANTASTIC plan from the FSI series. But… has anyone located FUSELAGE FORMERS for it? Thanks,
OleBill - 18/07/2013
This seems much smaller than it should be. If the scale is 1/16, the span should be around 34in, surely?
SteveWMD - 15/02/2015
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