Penny Rocket (oz2877)
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Penny Rocket. Free flight power duration model. Model Aircraft October 1954.
Quote: "A neat power-duration model to build from your scrapbox. Penny Rocket, by AE Hatfull.
If you have a Balsa scrap box it might he a good idea to take a look through before commencing to build the Penny Rocket, because if you have any short (10 in approx) lengths of balsa of the section size required, this is an opportunity to use them up.
Fuselage. The fuselage is built on the 'crutch' principle using the half formers as the spacers. The lower hall is built first. Pin down the 1/4 x 1/8 in crutch sides over the position shown on the plan. Cut the motor bearers from 3/8 x 1/4 in hardwood, rub cement into them, then when dry, pin in place over the plan upside down and packed up off the plan with 1/8 in thick packing.
Bend the u/c wire to the outlines shown in front anti side views, then bind and cement firmly in position on the lower half ply former 4. The half for mers 2, 3, and the lower halves of formers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 may be cemented in position. When they have set..."
Update 21/09/2020: Added complete article, thanks to RFJ.
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by Albert E Hatfull
from Model Aircraft
IC F/F Pylon
all formers complete :)
got article :)
Found online 04/05/2012 at:
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User commentsCute little plane.
It seems that some of the article is missing. Ends by saying 'continued on p414' but no page 414.
M Hodgson - 20/09/2020
Full article added now, thanks to RFJ :)
SteveWMD - 21/09/2020
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