Anita (oz3534)


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Anita. A 28.75 in span FF biplane sport model for 0.5 - 0.8cc engines. Model Aircraft, January 1960.

Quote: "A tough, racy little free flight biplane. Anita, by Brian Peckham.

For sport flying, nothing can surpass the appeal of the well-proportioned biplane. They are extremely compact, rugged and easy to transport. Unfortunately, they are frequently unduly complicated to construct, and this factor discourages many potential builders.

If you are one of these, there is no longer any excuse, for here we present Anita. She is good-looking, simple and can stand any amount of rough treatment. Her flying manners are beyond reproach and when fitted with a 0.5 cc diesel she will provide some very pretty flying. For those who prefer a hotter performance, one of the new 0.049 glow engines will fill the bill exactly.

Construction. Commence by cutting the fuselage sides from 1/16 in medium sheet, marking the positions of the formers and adding pieces of 1/8 in sq to the nose and tail where shown. Cut all formers from 3/32 in sheet, except F.1 and F.3, which are from 1/16 ply, checking that the engine bearers are correctly spaced for the engine to be used. Bend the undercarriage from 14 SWG wire and sew with strong thread to F.3. Cut the wing struts from 1/16 in ply and cement to F.2 and F.3.

Before assembly of the fuselage steam the sides to help negotiate the double curvature of the fuselage. Start by assembling the sides with F.4, F.5 and F.6, then add the rest of the formers beginning at the rear end. Fit the engine bearers, checking the side-thrust carefully. Add 1/8 in sq along the top of the formers. Now fit the gusset pieces and wing and tailplane dowels.

Plank the fuselage top with 1/4 x 1/8 in, using 1/16 in sheet for the underside. Tack cement in position the cowling pieces and sand the entire fuselage smooth, shaping the cowling externally. Face the top of F.7 with acetate sheet..."

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