Caudron-Renault Racer (oz4812)
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Caudron-Renault Racer. Rubber scale model of the Thompson Trophy winner of 1936.
Quote: "Building the Caudron-Renault Racer, by Paul W Lindberg.
THE Caudron Renault Racer, flown by Lt Michel Detroyat of France, won the Thompson trophy at the International Air Races of 1936. This ship is of French design and it is capable of very high speed. You will find it very easy to construct. Due to its clean and ultra streamline design, this model makes an unusually attractive display.
Construction of fuselage: Place a sheet of ordinary wax paper over the plan to prevent cement from sticking to it. Construct one side of fuselage at a time. The longerons, vertical and diagonal braces, etc, are held in place until securely cemented by inserting straight pins on either side of strips.
When two fuselage sides are completed, both are pinned to top view of plan; in such a manner, that the top longerons face down and the sides are at right angles with the table. The cross-members now are cemented in place, forming a rectangular fuselage,
Cut formers from 1/32-inch sheet balsa and cement in their respective positions as shown on plan. Select a soft piece of balsa for nose block, carve and sand to shape, Stiff paper is used for covering the fuselage around motor and top of fuselage to cockpit. The positions of all stringers are clearly shown on formers. 1/16 x 1/4-inch balsa re-enforcements are cemented to bottom longerons to receive hinge wire, which in turn is cemented to landing gear struts.
Construction of wings: Cut all ribs from lis-inch balsa. Pin center spar in position on plan. Cement ribs in their proper locations. The leading and trailing edges are cut and sanded to shape and cemented to the ribs. The wing panels carry movable ailerons, which are a great help in con-trolling the flights. Make wing tips from 1/16-inch balsa..."
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