Monocoupe (oz3906)


Monocoupe (oz3906) by Adrian McInnis 1934 - plan thumbnail

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Monocoupe. Jumbo rubber scale model. Scale is 1/6.

Quote: "1932 Monocoupe 64 inches. From Modern Mechanix and Inventions, as seen in Jul/Aug 1988 FAC News. Sorry about the print quality, but there's a lot to look at here. Another plan that's NOT full size."

Note this is not a full-size plan, this is a scan of the original pages and drawings, as printed.

Update 20/11/2021: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Quote: "Scale Model Monocoupe. Anyone handy with tools can easily duplicate this fine flying model Mono-coupe. It performs like a real ship, is built true to scale and is capable of making flights of 300 feet.

The little ship has a wing span of slightly more than five feet and a length of 4014 inches. It is built on a 2 in to 1 ft scale of the 1932 Warner powered Monocoupe.

The model features a shock-absorbing landing gear and tail skid, built up wing ribs and wing spars, and a landing device which is fool-proof and causes the model to make three-point landings which are as essential in a large model as in a full size plane.

Each Section Built Separately: Before building the model you should thoroughly study the layout sheet and then proceed with the construction. Build each part - fuselage, landing gear, tail-surfaces, main wing, propeller, etc - separately and carefully.

The first step is to lay out the fuselage profile on a flat board and drive brads in the board along the outline to hold the longerons to the proper curve. Then place all struts, diagonal braces, etc., in place and glue all the joints. After the side is dry it is removed from the board and the other side is constructed.

Then join the two sides together with the proper struts and diagonals. The longerons are of 18 square, hard balsa tapering to 1/16 square at the tail post. Most of the struts are 1/16 x 1/8 but a few near the landing gear are of larger cross-section.

The nose of the ship consists of the nose bulkhead cut from 1/8 balsa; twenty stringers equally spaced around the bulkhead and rear frame and made of 1/16 sheet balsa cut to the shape of the fuselage profile (top, bottom and sides) ; and the rear frame of 1/8 square balsa which corresponds to the front frame of the fuselage proper. When the nose is finished and covered it is glued to the fuselage..."

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