Rearwin Skyranger (oz4345)
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Rearwin Skyranger. Rubber scale model.
Quote: "THE latest Rearwin introduction into the light-plane field is the Skyranger. Side seating, anti-stall slots and a 75 hp horizontally opposed motor mark its difference from the other Rearwin planes. As a flying scale model, its performance is remarkable. With all its tail surfaces true to scale, it is a very stable flier which, adjusted properly, will turn in excellent flights.
Lay out the sides of the fuselage using medium 1/8 in square longerons and hard balsa for the uprights. If you prefer, the doors can be made to open, but they must fit snugly. Assemble the sides and add the top and bottom formers. Formers #1 and #7 are of hard 3/32 sheet balsa; the other formers are of 1/16 soft sheet balsa. Notch and glue the base ribs A to the top of the cabin. Insert ribs B and the center-section spars. Add the trailing-edge fillets.
Select a medium block of balsa and, using the templates for the engine block, carve and sand it to shape. Refer constantly to templates for accuracy. Cut off the nose block, as shown in the perspective view, and cut the engine block through the center, Hollow each half and then glue them together. Glue a large-face bushing to the nose block.
Great care must now be taken. Center the engine block on formers #1 and #7; glue it to them. Cut some very soft 1/8 x 3/16 strips and plank the nose flush from the rear of the engine block for former #2 on the top, to the rear of the doors on the sides, and to #9 on the bottom. Add the stringers and landing-gear legs. The wheel pants are made in the same manner as the engine block. Shape the fillets and sand the fuselage smooth. Rub in three coats of thin glue, sanding between coats.
The tail surfaces are built up of hard balsa to prevent warping. The spar in the rudder serves as the tail post, and the rudder is built into the fuselage before it is covered..."
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