Fairchild 22 (oz316)

 

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Fairchild 22. Rubber scalemodel by Paul Lindberg from Popular Aviation. Parasol 2 seater. 1/24 scale.

Quote: "Building the Fairchild 22, by Paul W Lindberg.

THIS little high-wing Fairchild has smart clean lines, but we had some time trying to overcome the usual stalling tendency of high-wing models before we got her to perking along. And now that all of this experi-mental work is over, we can assure you that you will have excellent results if you follow the plans carefully.

At our laboratory, we have obtained excellent flights with the '22,' from 100 to 150 feet in length and at about 40 feet altitude. She's mighty fast, and when the rubber turns are exhausted, she flattens out and starts a graceful glide that terminates in a three-point landing.

Much of this fine performance can be charged up to the adjustable control surfaces, mounted on aluminum hinges, so that any desired adjustment can be given to them. Another point is the fact that no motor stick is necessary and this helps it fly better.

In building the model of the Fairchild 22, all dimensions can be quickly and accurately determined by placing a ruler on the part to be mea-sured as the plan is printed full size. If you wish a larger model, multiply this measurement by the amount of increase. The color scheme can be obtained from the cover of the November issue of Popular Aviation.

CONSTRUCTION OF FUSELAGE Place a sheet of ordinary wax paper over the plan to prevent frame from sticking to it. The fuselage sides are built from 1/16 inch sq balsa upon the plan. The longerons, vertical and diagonal braces, etc are held in place until se-curely cemented by inserting straight pins on either side of strips wherever needed.

After the two sides are completed, they are pinned to the top of the plan in such a manner that the top longerons face down, and the sides form right angles with the surface of the plan. The cross members are now cemented in their proper locations.

Cut formers from 1/32 inch sheet balsa and cement in their respective positions as shown on the plan. Form nose piece and drill a 3/4. inch hole to receive nose plug. The 1/32 x inch stringers are now cemented to the outer edges of the formers. Notch only formers 3, 4, and 5 for receiving stiff paper used for cockpit cowling.

Section of fuselage from former 2 to nose-piece, is covered with stiff paper in four separate pieces, - top, bottom and two sides. Top and bottom pieces are applied to fuselage so that you can cover with tissue. The two side cowls are left open at rear to form air passages similar to those on the large ship.

LANDING-GEAR All parts of the landing-gear are made of strong balsa and are stream-lined. Extreme care should be taken in cementing the landing-gear to the fuse-lage. It is very important that the small brace shown in fuselage is not overlooked as this absorbs the shock of impact on landing. There should be no trouble in constructing the streamline wheel cover-ings, as this is clearly shown on the plan. After these have been shaped and sanded, fit inch wheels into them, using a pin as an axle.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE WING The wing is constructed in two sepa-rate panels. Cut all ribs from 1/32 inch sheet balsa. Lay a sheet of wax paper on plan and pin leading and trailing edges and center spar in position..."

Update 25/02/2019: Added article, from scans found online at https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Flying_Magazine.html?id=iRqI-1xucWgC.

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