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Candice. Rubber powered pusher canard by Ray Malmstrom. Free plan with April 1972 Aeromodeller.
Quote: "MOST MODEL AIRCRAFT follow a pattern, and have their tails in the usual place - on the back-end of their bodies (sorry - fuselages!). Candice changes all that and has the wing where the tailplane normally fits, and the tailplane where the wing should be! A bit confusing? Never mind, the result is what is called a 'canard-type' model, excitingly different, and a fine flier. Let's build one, shall we? Here's how its done.
Cut two identical fuselage sides from medium grade 1/16 sheet bales, adding reinforcing pieces A. Cement formers Fl. F2, F3, F4, to one side. and they adding the other side. Cover the bottom with (pieces of 1/32 sheet. noting grain direction. Sketches 1, 2, 3). Lay fuselage aside. Cut a right and left-hand wing panel, noting fin slot on centre line. Sand panels to section shown.
Pin one panel flat on the building board, then cement the other panel to it, raising the tip onto the dihedral jig X (cut from 1/8 sheet) Sketch 4. Repeat the procedure for the front elevator using dihedral jig Y.
Give wing and elevator one coat of thin dope remembering to dope one surface at a time, and pinning flat on a board during drying to avoid warps. Add tip-tanks (pieces B) to each tip. Very lightly sandpaper wing and elevator. Cut where shown on wing trailing edges to provide aileron trim control.
Cement wing and elevator in position on fuselage top, and adding pieces C and 1/32 top covering, finally fin (check that it is vertical) and nose-cone carved from a balsa block. Insert a 3/32 dia dowel rod in front holes. Sketch 5. Give completed fuselage one coat of dope, sanding between each coat.
Cut out the propellor block pieces D, E, F, G, H, from sheet and assemble as shown in Sketch 6. The 18 swg brass bush (obtainable from your model shop) must be firmly cemented in the slot between pieces E and F.
Carve and carefully sandpaper the finished propeller block to shape and give four coats of dope, again sanding lightly between each coat. Also from your model shop obtain a Keil-Kraft 5 inch dia plastic propeller. With a fine hack, or tenon saw cut off the spinner portion as in Sketch 7..."
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User commentsHi Steve, Here is a picture of the completed Candice model [see more pics 003]. Nice little flyer with no trimming needed!
AndrewGadsden - 25/06/2014
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