Brewster Buffalo (oz3742)
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Brewster Buffalo - Free flight rubber scale model fighter.
Quote from Algy2: "April 1942 issue of AEROMODELLER. The final subject was a very nice looking scale BREWSTER “BUFFALO” Designed by WR JONES to give a fair performance and still retain the scale lines of the full size machine he said the construction has been kept as simple as possible. The plan has been printed full size on six sheets so easy to join up."-
Quote from article text: "THE Buffalo is one of the United States single-seat fighters ordered by the R.A.F for Fleet Air Arm use. The maximum speed is given as 310 mph. at 15,000 feet, cruising speed range is 2,500 miles.
The model is designed to give a fair performance and still retain the lines of the full-size aeroplane. This required a lot of hard work and thought in the initial stages on the drawing board. I think that the result is quite pleasing and the performance, although not up to super-duration standard, is quite satisfactory. Longest flights to date have been around the 30 sec. mark with suitable weather conditions. The Buffalo can be relied upon to give fast steady flights up to 25 sec. Flying has to be done with great care because the model takes after the full-size plane and needs to be handled gently.
The construction of the Buffalo has been kept as simple as possible, in fact a beginner could tackle it with perfect confidence. The plans and perspective drawings give most of the information necessary to complete the model, so these instructions will be kept as brief as possible. I know from long experience in the 'model' business how boring instructions can be. Individual modellers all have their 'pet' ideas and 'wild horses' will not make them change.
The FUSELAGE is quite simple to build. The top and bottom sections are built up and then joined at the keels. Draw a centre-line on paper first and then pin down the keels equally spaced from this line. Glue on the top former first and when dry remove from plan and start building the bottom section in the same way. When the two sections are finished, glue together at keels and glue former No.1 in place..."
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