Auster Alpine (oz3257)

 

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Auster Alpine. Rubber scale cabin model.

Quote: "Full size plans for an 18 inch span rupper=pwered model of the Auster Alpine.

Chosen by the Automobile Association for aerial survey work to assist their road patrols, the Auster Alpine makes an attractive model for exhibition or flying. The AA colour scheme is detailed on the smaller drawing, finish being AA yellow and black.

Plans given on the following two pages are full-size and show alternative wing construction. The port wing drawing shows scale rib and riblets positions which can be followed in making an exhibition model. This wing works out on the heavy side for a flying model so for that purpose the wings should be constructed on the more open framework detailed on the plan, using 1/16 ribs.

Fuselage sides are cut from very light 1/16 in sheet to the outline shape. The position of the formers should be marked accurately and the sides assembled on formers 2a and 3 firts, noting that they will have to be pinned in place to conform to the top and bottom taper. When set, the sides can be aligned and cemented tohether at the rear...

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