Fairey Battle (oz402)


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Fairey Battle. Rubber scale model.

Update 13/09/2020: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Quote: "How You Can Build and Fly a Carefully Detailed Model of Eng-land's Latest Bomber Fighter That Soon May See Action. Fairey Battle, by Robert V Smith.

POWERED with the new Rolls Royce 'Merlin' engine which develops 1,000 horse power, this raider courses through the skies at better than 260 mph. The 'Battle' is an all-purpose job complete with radio, light bombing equipment and guns. With the advent of super bombers and pursuits it was found necessary to develop a plane to keep up with them, so here it is - modeled perfectly in a stable flyer.

Fuselage: Begin the body of the model by cutting out the bulkheads from 1/16 sheet balsa; laminate bulkheads DD and EE so that they will be strong enough to take the wing as they form the wing stubs. The main longerons are 1/16 x 1/8 hard stock. Carve from two soft blocks a right and left wing fillet block Q. The blocks measure 5/8 x 7/8 x 1-1/4 and should be notched to receive the 1/16 square balsa stringers for filleting the wing. Make a radiator block from a 3/4 x 1-7/8 square soft block and shape it as shown; the bottom of it is rounded to the shape of former RR. The small block between formers BB and RR is the oil radiator. From two blocks 7/8 x 1-3/4 x 1-7/8 glued together, carve the nose block, then break open and hollow out as shown; the two blocks are now cemented back together and the whole sanded with ten nought paper.

When all the fuselage framework is assembled, it is covered with 1/64 soft sheet balsa. This is not as hard as it would seem at first but it does take longer than the conventional paper covering job. The wing stub ribs (No.7) are 1/16 stock and cemented firmly to block Q and formers DD and EE.

Start the covering job by working small sheets around this stub rib and into the fairing stringer back to former GG; when these sheets are dry trim them and cut the gradual curve shown between the trailing edge of the stub rib and former GG. The upper part of the body between formers CC and FF can he covered in one piece and the two cock-pits cut out later. Two pieces of sheet will be sufficient to cover the stations between FF and II. The very last section can be covered with two sheets, one on top and one on the bottom. The cross section J is elliptical in section and after this is covered round the back part to the shape in Sheet 2. The small fillet in section CC and DD can be easily put in by the use of a mixture of balsa dust and cement.

The whole fuselage should now be doped with a wood filler solution and sanded with ten nought paper when dry. Two coats of silver paint will do for the coloring. The pilot's enclosure is made up from two 1/16 square balsa sticks on to which are cemented eight frames (see sheet 4). These can be made either from bamboo or soft wire..."

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