Heinkel He 46 (oz4072)

 

Heinkel He 46 (oz4072) by Doug McHard from Aeromodeller 1970 - plan thumbnail

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Heinkel He-46. Rubber scale model.

Quote: "Staying with 1970 but this times it's the April issue of AEROMODELLER... Next a delightful 18-3/4 inch wingspan rubber scale HEINKEL HE 46 by the great DOUG McHARD. I thought this had already been posted but a check of the indexes does not bring it up. The plan is full size and it's suitable for indoor or outdoor flying. All the details you need are in the article."

Quote: "The Heinkel He 46 was widely used by the Luftwaffe in the mid and late 30s as an Army Cooperation machine. Its parasol layout makes it an ideal subject for a stable scale model and the degree of wing sweepback dispenses with the need to use non-scale dihedral. Choose your balsa carefully. Use the lightest possible material consistent with strength, and use only sufficient cement to ensure sound joints. Surplus cement pushes up the airframe weight alarmingly, and a small model like this depends for its success upon keeping the weight DOWN! First remove the plan from the magazine and place it over a flat building board. Start the fuselage by making a conventional box structure from 1/16in, square balsa and the 1/16in keel pieces..."

Finished weight of the original model was 22.5g including the dummy engine. Photos show 2 versions of the model, with and without cowling.

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Heinkel He 46 (oz4072) by Doug McHard from Aeromodeller 1970 - model pic

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