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Fatso. Free flight sports model, a canard pusher, for the ubiquitous .049 engine. This plan was printed in Flying Models Decade of Designs (1), published 1960.
Quote: "Want a barrel full of fun? Want top-notch free-flight performance? Then try your hand at building this tail-firster! Fatso, by Lloyd V Hunt.
Like most model builders, we like to be different on occasion - so we decided to build a 'canard' for a change. This type of model has exceptional stability, which makes it ideal for sport flying. Want to try your luck with one of them ? Then why wait?
Fuselage. Start by laying out the sides of the plane, following the dimensions shown on the quarter-size plan. Mark the position of the bulkheads on the sides, so that you can align them properly. Cut all of the bulkheads so that the grain is running vertical to the fuselage sides, then cement them into position. Complete the basic structure by planking the other two sides with 1/16 in sheet.
Bend the nose gear, following the pattern shown on Plate 2, and mount it in position. Cement the nose block over the gear so that it is sandwiched be-twe'en the block and bulkhead 1.
Finish the fuselage by cementing the pod bulkheads (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) and formers (11, 12) into place. Note that bulkhead 10 is made from 1/16 in sheet balsa. Use the same pattern to make the firewall, using 1/16 plywood. Sand-wich the rear landing gear in position as shown.
Plank the entire pod with 1/32 sheet balsa. Be sure to leave a hole near the engine to allow air to enter..."
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Update 17/01/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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