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Alien. Control line team racer model.
Quote: "Designed to conform with latest practice by using the 'split' fuselage type of construction, the Alien is a good looking and eminently practical Class A team racer which, because of its design features, has all the 'works' readily accessible for running repairs or adjustments.
Wing. Make the win from 1/4 in hard sheet and shape to the section shown. Let the line guide into the port tip and the 1/2 oz lead weight into the starboard tip. Do not omit this weight. Recess into the top upper surface of the wing the 1/16 in ply bellcrank mount, and cement the 1/8 in ply mount to the under-surface.
Fuselage. Make the tank as shown, using 12 swg bore brass tubing, bending the tubing by heating to a cherry red in a gas jet and bending to the required shape whilst still in the jet. Cut out the two fuselage sides, but at this stage do not cut out the exhaust ports or the needle valve hole.
Now fit the tank to the port side, sandwiching the soft block between the tank and the side. Finally, box the tank in with 1/8 in sheet. Form the undercarriage from 12 swg piano wire; cut F2 from 1/8 in ply, and bind the undercarriage to it with strong thread then cement well.
Cut the nose block from hard balsa and also the 1/8 in sheet spacer at the tail. Now cement the sides to F2 and add the nose block and spacer and allow to dry. It is advisable to ensure that the top edges of the sides are absolutely in line with each other, then the whole assembly should be fixed down to the building board until set..."
Update 11/07/2016: article page added, thanks to RFJ.
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