Privateer (oz311)


Privateer (oz311) by Don McGovern 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Privateer. 36 in span half-A gas flying boat by Don McGovern kitted by Berkeley in 1953.

Planfile includes full build inctructioms.

Quote: "The 1/2A Privateer is a basic design flying boat of semi-scale appearance. Its contruction should offer no difficulty to the builder with little experience. It is suggested that the plans be studied carefully before starting actual contruction. If any difficulties appear, follow the instructions and details to the letter. Most questions in your mind will clear themsleves up as the work progresses.

Select a flat workboard about 10 by 36 inches for layout work. You will need a good model knife or razor, assorted sandpaper, straight pins, cement, rubber bands, etc. You are now ready to start building the moidel.

Wing: Place the plan on the workbench or board, and start construction by pinning the trailing edge in position on the plan, inserting small shims under the trailing edge as shown. Insert all full length ribs except W-2 according to their numbers..."

Update 06/01/2015: Added scan of formers, thanks to P_J_Glor.

Supplementary file notes

Scanned formers, 6 pages.


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This photo of a beautifully finished Privateer model was found online here
SteveWMD - 18/04/2013
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