Winged Yankee (oz4814)


Winged Yankee (oz4814) by Sal Taibi from Model Airplane News 1942 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Winged Yankee. Free flight power model, for Bantam engine.

Quote: "DESIGNED and built around the Bantam, this little plane has turned in many fine flights and has both beauty and fly-ability. Because of its small size it can be flown in limited areas now available in and around the large cities; also it can be transported on a bike, train, bus or other means of transportation.

The structure is designed to be light but extremely strong, yet to use a minimum of balsa and other materials, since the ma-terials are getting harder to obtain as time goes on.

Well let's get busy: start with the fuselage. The usual tools and some hard 1/8 sq balsa are needed. Make a full size lay-out of the fuselage sides and top. Lay out the fuselage sides one on top the other and fill in the crossbraces; be sure to use hard balsa so there will be no sag in the construction.

When dry assemble the sides putting in only the top braces, then pull the bottom together and cement the shorter bottom pieces in place, then cement the bottom longerons together in the rear as shown in the perspective view. Note that the front uprights are 1/8 x 1/2 in. Now add the front bulkheads of 1/8 sheet to the front of the fuselage. The front bulkheads and all other fuselage parts arc full size on the plans.

Now add the wing mount, wing braces and wing saddle in place. Cement two pieces of 3/32 sheet balsa cross-grained together to form the wing saddle. Cement the top stringer in place and add the bulkheads in rear of the wing mount, as shown. At station No5 a small piece of 1/8 sheet balsa is fitted in to take the tail end of the ignition rack..."

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Update 11/05/2019: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

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Winged Yankee (oz4814) by Sal Taibi from Model Airplane News 1942 - model pic

  • (oz4814)
    Winged Yankee
    by Sal Taibi
    from Model Airplane News
    December 1942 
    46in span
    IC F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 09/09/2013
    Filesize: 601KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ

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User comments

Here's the missing formers for the Yankee:
Al - 10/05/2017
Have changed the title of this to 'Winged Yankee', from 'Yankee', thanks to AaronKV. Both SAM and AMA use the title 'Winged Yankee' for this is one.
SteveWMD - 26/06/2021
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