Stinson Voyager (oz4343)


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Stinson Voyager. Rubber scale model.

Quote: "Stinson's 1941 development of the famed 105 makes a trim high-performance flying scale model. Voyager, by James Noonan.

So I decided on the Stinson 105 for a flying-scale model. Completed, the ship was fairly heavy (5-1/2 ounces), but balanced nicely and was quite stable in test flights, though tricky to adjust because of the scale tail surfaces. I would suggest that you use the larger flying stab, shown on the plan, if you want to get long flights.

Construction. For the fuselage, lay out sides, using medium balsa for 1/8 square longerons and stiff balsa for uprights. Doors may be made to open, if you wish. If so, make them fit snugly. Assemble the sides and add the formers on top and bottom. Cut Former A from soft 3/8 sheet, all others from 1/16 or 1/20 sheet.

Now for some hard work. Using 3/32 very soft sheet, cut strips 1/8 - 3/8 wide, for use in planking the cabin. On the real ship this is metal-covered. Begin by planking the top, forward of the instrument panel, then the bottom. Fill in all the cracks with scraps, and sand smooth.

The sides are planked with 2 in sheets of very soft 1/8 sheet. Plank over the windows and cut them out later. Now add the top, bottom and side stringers. For a neater job sand each stringer to a triangle shape so only a small point will touch the covering.

Cut the tail block roughly to shape, then carve and sand to fit the contour of the fuselage. It may be hollowed out for lightness. Attach the rear hook solidly and cement the block in place. Add two stiff wing ribs, spars, and rib X to the top of the cabin. Cover the area shown with 1/32 sheet that has been sanded smooth...."

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