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Chaletma. A 48 inch wingspan FF rubber model, from Model Aircraft August 1955.
Quote: "Build this robust rubber job for plenty of trouble-free flying. Chaletma, by J Fuller.
CHALETMA was designed and built purely for sport flying, and built with that object in mind it will provide plenty of trouble-free flying hours. The model is as tough as they come, and will withstand most hazards common to the 'bad luck' brigade. The original has flown into brick walls, trees, telegraph wires and poles, and has even been rescued from a watery grave a quarter of a mile out to sea - and flown away with only minor repairs to tissue, etc. The original was designed and built in a holiday camp chalet—hence the name.
Fuselage, Cut out all pieces F1 to F6, the undercarriage supports (1/2 x 1/8 in) and pieces 1/4 x 1/8 in. Leave the cabin and decking until later.
Build the two sides of the fuselage over the plan, one on top of the other, in the usual manner. Pre-cement at F3, 14, F5 and the 1/2 x 1/8 in and 1/4 x 1/8 in pieces. Put in the 1/8 x 1/16 in upright spacers first, then fill in the cross members. Add the cabin sides to fuselage sides, still flat on plan. Make Ft and F2 - again it is advisable to pre-cement here.
When dry, separate fuselage sides. Cement Ft and F2 in position. Draw ends of fuselage together to F6, top and bottom, and the sides at the nose; also F7 top at rear. Draw extreme end together to F8 top and bottom.
Add all 1/8 x 1/16 in spacers, then add all cross members except where the undercarriage comes out at bottom of fuselage. Note -The spacers and cross members go be-tween the main longerons. The cabin sides are still standing on their own, so be careful at this stage not to damage them..."
Update 20/08/2020: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.
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by J Fuller
from Model Aircraft
Rubber F/F Cabin
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