Hawker Fury (oz5245)


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Hawker Fury. Scale model fighter for control line. Designed by CB Hall, 20 inch span control line scale model. Free plan with Aeromodeller, December 1959.

Quote: "Building a biplane is just as simple as building a monoplane, except that four sets of struts must be bent in piano wire. The upper wing means only a few more wing ribs and two more wing tips. The Fury will be found very similar in construction to the Siskin (oz1169) from Aeromodeller October 1959 which is to the same scale and to which it makes an excellent companion.

The two wings are made first, being the same except for the centre sheeting on the lower wing and a hard balsa slot which must be strong to carry half the landing impact.

Next cut out all the fuselage parts, formers and spines, and the sheet pieces for the tail unit and the radiator. Build the fuselage by putting the spines and engine bearers on the plan and adding the port halves of formers. When set, remove and add the starboard halves..."

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Update 31/12/2019: Added article, thanks to ilgk48, extracted from mag scan at https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=10898

Quote: "Your free plan design. Hawker Fury, by Clive Hall.

THE DAY CHOSEN by Clive Hall and ourselves for airworthiness tests of the Hawker Fury control line model prototype was probably the worst, if not the only bad flying Sunday of the 1959 summer! Moreover, the date was unlucky 13th September - Remember? When the sparrows were walking and the d/t fuse burned at twice normal rate in the fierce winds!

You can imagine what it might be like at Cranfield, where all those experimental windmills were straining at the leash to generate enough power for the City of London - and there we were - seeking shelter, with a press date looming on the horizon and a model still unchecked.

Do we dare to? queried Clive. Fraid so, we insisted. So the tank was filled and lines laid out between Cranfield's hangars. Even the ED Fury seemed to sense doom, for it refused to start - a most unusual complaint, explained Clive. Out it came and the cause laid bare. It was the reed valve unseated. Quickly cured of this induction malady the Fury fired merrily and Clive dashed for the handle.

The silver model darted into the air. What a crackerjack was the first impression: but when it soared up to the top of the circle, went inverted and did a sabre dance before settling down damage free - we wondered if perhaps our insistence on a test flight had been wise after all!

Cause of this remarkable demonstration of the model's durability was a tremendous wind gust plus a rearward centre of gravity. The latter we could cure, the former was a matter beyond control.

Off for a second take-off, our Fury (its appearance, static and in the air was making us possessive) went like a bomb. It rode those up to 40 mph gusts like a true thoroughbred and returned to terra firma safe and sound, having soundly convinced us of its capabilities.

Yes, this Fury will be a favourite, and given better weather with a good 1.5 cc engine up front, it will emulate its famous full size counterpart through loops and wingovers. Clive Hall's construction system is simple and well explained on the plan so why not start now - and build a Squadron in your club for formation and tail chasing fights?"

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Hawker Fury (oz5245) by Clive Hall 1959 - model pic

  • (oz5245)
    Hawker Fury
    by Clive Hall
    from Aeromodeller
    December 1959 
    20in span
    Scale IC C/L Biplane Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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