Northrop XFT-1 (oz549)

 

Northrop XFT-1 (oz549) by Alan Booton from Popular Aviation 1934 - plan thumbnail

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Northrop XFT1. 1:16 scale model of 1930s experimental pursuit from Popular Aviation magazine. This version of the plan includes the article text.

Quote: "Build the Northrop XFT-1, by Alan D Booton and Ralph Pickard.

The latest design in Navy Fighters - the Northrop XFT-1, which is being tested by Uncle Sam's sky sailors. With the plans and directions printed here, you can build a flying scale model of this splendid new fighting ship.

The Navy has been testing the Northrop XFT-1 fighter for several months. It is a snappy little ship of 30 ft span and 20 ft length, and boasts a top speed of nearly 300 mph since a twin-row Wasp 14 cylinder engine was installed. The armament consists of two Browning machine guns of .30 and .50 calibers.

Several recent changes in the XFT-1 are also in the model, so you are getting the latest design. The finished model is a beauty, and flies as a scale model, with only the propeller oversize. It is stable, and glides in for good landings. The design looks heavy, but the original weighs but two ounces fully rigged, powered and doped. The distribution of weight has been carefully figured and should not be altered in a flying model. Several difficult patterns have been developed for you on the plates, but your model may vary slightly, so you had better make test patterns to check before cutting costly material.

Fuselage. The formers are cut from 1/16 thick balsa plywood that you make. Before starting, place waxed paper between the work and the drawing. The right half of the fuselage is made on the drawing, and taken up to cement the parts of the left side on it..."

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