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 wshould be satisfied wit 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 twhich 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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oz5003 datafile

Boeing F4B-2   
by Hurst Bowers
from RCMplans (ref:382)
January 1969 
60in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C Biplane Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)



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