Stinson 1936 Reliant (oz4978)


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Stinson 1936 Reliant. Scale rubber model.

Quote: "Remember the 1935 Stinson we gave you in our December number? Well, that swell flying and display model was so popular that now we present the 1936 Stinson, the latest in the famed line of Reliants. You wouldn't think that their '35 craft could be beat, but the 1936 job does just that with a brand new tapered wing and a slew of other special features.Take it away, Bill. Build the 1936 Stinson, by William Winter.

THE Stinson Reliant has won its spurs as a world famous commercial design noted for its reliability, performance, and smart appearance. The 1936 model Reliant, with its beautiful tapered wing, is now fast attaining the highest level of popularity.

Its super-clean design is evident, and the use of a tapered wing has enabled the builders to eliminate nearly all of the external struts common to ships of this type. In flight, the latest Reliant is suggestive of a soaring gull.

The model retains the smooth appearance of its big sister; and by reason of the sound design embodied by Stinson, the model has proven itself to be an extraor-dinary flyer.

Fuselage. Our main fuselage frame is built entirely of 1/16 sq balsa. The two fuselage sides are pinned directly on the side plan. Wax paper is advisable to prevent the adhesion of the work to the plans. Cut all the cross pieces visible on the side view to their proper sizes and cement them in place. When dry remove the pins and separate the two sides by sliding a double edged razor blade between them. Cut the widest cross pieces shown on the top view of the fuselage and cement them into position. Light straight pins are used to hold the frame intact until the cement has had chance to set.

It will be noticed that the sides of the main frame run straight from the trailing edge to the windshield. It is the fairing that gives the curved effect to the sides as seen on the top view. Bend the rear of the fuselage and assemble the cross pieces as shown on the plan. Note that the curve extending rearward from the trailing edge section is ended at the first cross piece to the rear of the wing. The rudder post is a piece of 1/8 x 1/4 in balsa cut to size and glued in place. The rear hook is a piece of .028 music wire bent and imbedded in the rudder post as shown.

To construct the front of the fuselage it is necessary to crack the four longerons at the second cross piece as seen on the top view, The front is then bent inward until the proper size cross piece will fit..."

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