Fairchild Amphibian (oz309)
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Fairchild Amphibian. 1930s plan by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation.
Quote: "Here is a model which we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy building. The rubber motor has been very cleverly strung through the nacelle to the rudder fin. Please note, hatch is removable to permit use of large flying propellor [see morepics 004]. The model is complete with all movable controls.
At first we were rather against making a model of this ship beacuse it apparently presented so many problems and invited so many experiments, but when the model was actually built we were greatly pleased with the fine results obtained in flying the model. The resistance of the engine nacelle is much less than would be judged from its appearance and therefore the gliding qualities are very good... "
Update 09/05/2017: added article, thanks to Pit.
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by Paul Lindberg
from Popular Aviation
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User commentsWondering if someone has the "Popular Aviation" article to supplement this Fairchild Amphibian plan by Paul Lindberg? It was submitted by Planeman in 2011. Online attempts to find the 1935 issue have been futile. Thanks, Steve!!
DonT - 13/01/2017
From Popular Aviation Sep. 1935. It seems that in the same mag there is a plan for a 43in WS version too. I love this flying boat too and there is a nice 73in Ws engined plan in MAN Oct. 1942 if friends are interested.
Pit - 14/01/2017
Sometime ago someone asked for this article [supplementary file]. I bought a collection of more than 300 mags just for this plan/article.
Pit - 09/05/2017
300 magazines?! That's going beyond the call of duty! Many thanks Pit :)
Mary - 09/05/2017
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