De Havilland Heron (oz391)


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De Havilland Heron. 4 engined airliner, CL model.

Quote: "A model that is different? Build this four engined control liner by Frank Buckland.

START with wing centre section. Cut out CS 2 and bellcrank support from 1/4in ply and glue together. Add CS 1, bellcrank and control rod; fit bolt tubes. Make centre section top from 1/4 in sheet, cutting slots as shown for key pieces and push rod, and cement to CS 1 and 2. Add CS 3 and 4 and cover with 1/8 in sheet about 1 in down each side.

Set aside and build wings. These can be built flat on plan. The 1/8 in ply leading edge brace, leading edge and spar must be notched to fit over 1/4 in ply bellcrank and bolt support. Note the angle at which nacelle ribs are placed. When dry, shape trailing and leading edges, leaving 1/16 in proud on latter for wing sheeting to butt against..."

Update 08/04/2015: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed), thanks to TonyP.

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