Curtiss Racer (oz4322)

 

Curtiss Racer (oz4322) by Stewart Sleeth from Rainey Model Supply - plan thumbnail

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Curtiss Racer R3C. Rubber scale model biplane racer.

Quote: "This little ship known as the R3C-T Landplane and the R3C-2 Seaplane is one of the most famous airplanes in the World. In 1925 it won both the Schneider and Pulitzer Trophy races in the same year it also broke several World Speed Records."

Quote: "Yet another Curtiss Racer. I found this one in the July/August 2009 Flying Aces Club News. Not sure where it's from, but it looks pretty old to me. It can be built as the R3C-1 or R3C-2 (floatplane). Span is 15 and a half inches as printed in the newsletter. As printed, it runs off the edge in a couple of places, it's not just the scan."

Update 04/02/2019: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to dfritzke. This is higher res, and measures 20 inch wingspan.

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Previous scan version (from FAC)

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