Boeing F4B-2 (oz5003)


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Boeing F4B-2. Radio control scale model for .60 power. Scale is 1/6.

Quote: "The aerobatic F4B-2 was the talk of military circles in 1928. In 1969, this 60in span .60 powered model will evoke the same praise in radio control scale meets across the country.

For the scale buff, our model is exactly 2 inches to the foot, and the design was taken from authoritative drawings by William A Wylam and photographs by Boeing, the Army and the Navy. We specifically selected the F-4B-2 because of the fabric covered fuselage.

Profile publication number 27 was very helpful, particularly in providing details for colour schemes. There is ample proof of scale material available which will support our plans, but any judge should be satisfied with the Wylam drawings and the little Profile booklet.

Well, now that you have fortified yourself sufficiently to tackle the project, I'll try to give you a few construction tips which will make it a little easier for you than it was for me.

First and foremost, keep in mind that this model must not be tail heavy, for the short moments make it extremely difficult to correct this. Consider this when selecting wood for the fuselage and tail, and keep the rear end light. Don't worry about the nose, you can hang anything you want up front with no ill effects.

Let's start with the fuslage, and build up the two sides from 1/4 inch sq balsa. No problems should be encountered here as it is juts built up like the old rubber models, but bigger..."

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Boeing F4B-2  (oz5003) by Hurst Bowers 1969 - model pic

  • (oz5003)
    Boeing F4B-2
    by Hurst Bowers
    from RCMplans (ref:382)
    January 1969 
    60in span
    Scale IC R/C Biplane Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 03/11/2013
    Filesize: 1037KB
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    Credit*: JJ
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