Boeing F4B-4 (oz513)


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Boeing F4B-4 Fighter. Rubber scale model from 1936 Model Airplane News.

Quote: "Build and Fly This Boeing Fighter. How You Can Construct a Flying Miniature of One of Uncle Sam's Greatest Navy Fighters. By Willam Winter.

The Boeing F4B-4 fighter needs no introduction as it is probably the most popular service ship of the day. Its every line suggests the ruggedness for which it is famous. It is noted in the air for the ease with which it withstands the most violent maneuver. The well known Pratt and Whitney 'Wasp' rated at 420-550 hp reliably meets all the demands of pursuit tactics.

The model like the real ship is synonymous with stamina. Despite the fact that pursuit ships usually make mediocre models, the F4B-4 is an excellent performer. It possesses stability to an unusual degree and will afford many hours of sure-fire flights with little or no repairs.

Fuselage. Cut all the bulkheads from 1/16 in sheet balsa. Using the patterns given, cut the former stringers from 3/32 sheet. Cement the two side former stringers in place on all the bulkheads. When dry, attach the top and bottom stringers The auxiliary stringers are 1/16 sq sanded to about 1/20 sq. They are placed in the proper notches and cemented. The rudder post is cut from a piece of 1/4 x 3/16 and glued in position.

The rear hook is bent to shape from .028 music wire and sunk in the rudder post as required. The cockpit is formed by bending 1/32 sheet. The sheet is first cut to the necessary width and length. The lower edge is cemented to the stringer below the cockpit. When dry, the sheet balsa is bent the remaining distance and glued. The cockpit outline is marked with it pencil and cut out with a sliver of a razor blade..."

Update 03/05/2018: Added article pages, thanks to Pit.

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