Bellanca Aircruiser


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Bellanca Aircruiser  
by Joseph Kovel
from Model Airplane News
July 1937 
30in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 05/06/2013 at:
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Bellanca Aircruiser - Scale rubber model.

Quote: - "A flying Beallanca Aircruiser. How you can build a flying scale model of a famous cargo plane that includes many fine details of construction."

This is not a full-size plan, this is a scan of the original magazine pages as printed in 1937. Thanks to Alex for sending in a link for this plan.

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I suspect this plan was designed by Charles Grant, and that Joseph Kovel simply wrote the article pages to go with it, rather than being the designer. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
SteveWMD - 24/08/2017
Hi Steve - concerning C.H.Grant, I always understood that he was more a theorist (in aeromodelling) rather than a designer or builder. Now some of his theories are considered wrong. I have two books of his - none of the published plans or model photos were credited to him, and in the foreword page he regularly thanks many famous modellers of the period for contributing with plans and photos. For me KG1 is the only published plan designed by Grant, who asked Kovel for the construction. I feel Bellanca is from Kovel, but probably it's not inked by him. It's possible to find some construction similarities with Kovel's Waco biplane in March 1934 MAN that prove the Bellanca ownership. This plan too was not inked by Kovel.
Pit - 25/08/2017
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