Douglas B-66 Jet Bomber (oz3575)
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Douglas B-66 Jet Bomber (Destroyer). Control line model kit.
Quote "This is one of a series of semi-scale models designed by Walter A. Musciano and kitted by Scientific Models in the United States owned by Mr John Frisoli. Most of these models had carved balsa fuselages, one piece wing and all accessories except engine, paint and glue. They were designed for .049 engines made by OK Cub (Herkimer Tool and Model Works) but mostly for the fabulous Cox .020 and .049 engines. They flew nice but, naturally no stunts. Just round and round. These models however, did introduce several people to the hobby of aeromodelling.
They were easy to build and the kit quality was very good indeed. Not scale models, just a resemblance of a so called P-51 or Piper Comanche or other full size airplanes. They also shared many components like the landing gear, wheels, spinner etc. They were manufactured from 1950 to 1972. Then the Scientific company turned its efforts to make sailing ships static models like the Golden Hind, the Cutty Sark etc. Scientific closed down in the eighties."
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User commentsI have taken the PDF and done an enlarged scaled rendition as tiled PDF of the reduced plan view. Interestingly, it comes up to 17" wingspan, not 18". I don't know the specific details of this aircraft. The engine shown on the supplied Scientific instruction and fuselage elevation measures to a distance of 2-3/8" from prop thrust bearing plate to firewall. I don't know if this is representative for say, an OK Cub .049 with front rotary valve and integral tank. I think that is what engine is being represented. (The Cox Babe Bee engine is 2". The modern Norvel Big Mig .061 with R/C tank is 3".) Regardless, if the supplied instructions are to scale for the elevation, then my tiled enlargement should allow someone to reasonably recreate this balsa log model. I will be sending the PDF as an attachment through separate E-mail.
ghostler - 24/10/2012
Also just wanted to mention - The wingspan is 18" if one takes into account the sweep of the wing.
ghostler - 24/10/2012
These photos [more pics 003, 004] are only worthy as an artifact to prove the kits did exist and were built and flown (at least once). Parts were scavenged and gone.
EdShearer - 19/07/2017
hi, I was doing a goggle search on the Scientific B-66 when I came across your article . I see the pic you have of the orange B-66 is just a partial plane. I strictly fly RC, Long story short myself and a friend were flying one day and were approached by a gentleman and he proceeded to tell us he had a home he was selling for an older friend. But the basement was loaded with airplanes. He said we or I could have everything for a 100.00 dollar bill. So I found several pretty beat up planes until I saw this little jem. It does not have a nose section bomb bay doors or wheel covers. But is very much intact and near perfect, It has the OK cub 049 bolted on it. and it does have compression, I looking to what it may be worth if anything at all. I can send some pics if you like. I really doubt this plane has ever flown. It is that clean. Thanks in advance,
David Rieco - 01/08/2019
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