Bristol Beaufighter (oz41)

 

Bristol Beaufighter (oz41) by Harold J Towner from Astral 1941 - plan thumbnail

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Bristol Beaufighter. 28in FF scale rubber, twin-engine fighter, H.J. Towner, Astral kit. Scale is 1/24.

Update 16/06/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to GuyColeman. Prevoius copy now becomes a supplement file.

Quote: "Dear Steve and Mary, Here is an alternative drawing of the H.J. Towner Bristol Beaufighter. It is slightly different inasmuch as it is a Mk.X with a dihedral tail, longer vertical tail surface and a slightly altered wing plan to the one on your site already. It might be easier to build from this owing to both wings drawn into the plan. Best regards, Guy"

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Previous scan version. This one has different layout, some detail differences, also lower res.

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Bristol Beaufighter (oz41) by Harold J Towner from Astral 1941 - model pic

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User comments

Never quite sure about H.J.Towner’s designs. His prewar Miles Kestrel for Aeromodeller was lovely, and then there’s his Seabee ten years later and a control line Lancaster in the ‘70 ‘s but what on earth is going on with a twin Tee-Dee 010 Mosquito? Has anyone ever constructed one and, more to the point, did he? The war years produced a plethora of military types for Astral Kits, balsa shortages dictating built up hardwood ribs etc. The B17 with 4 separate rubber motors is a clever design but has anyone ever successfully flown one?
Here’s a model that should have provided some answers [model pic, more pics 003,004] because it was built by Doug McHard. I bought it at the Bonhams auction after Doug’s death. It’s well finished and at 115 grams quite light. The now rotten rubber motors are still fitted, and there is evidence of a trim tab having been fitted to the fin. The model balances with a well forward CG and there’s a lot of downthrust. The nose pieces have tube inserts for winding locks and the flexible drives are made from the specified wire spring curtain supports. Doug might have written up this model for the Aeromodeller but I can’t recall seeing it mentioned. My point is has anyone ever seen one of these skewed drive rubber twins managing more than an assisted glide? I’m afraid that I won’t be testing this one!
Richard Falconer - 24/02/2020
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