Art Chester Jeep (oz5724)
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Art Chester's Racer, the Jeep. Scale gas free flight model pylon racer.
Quote: "Build Art Chester's Jeep Racer, by Paul W Lindberg.
SPEED, stability, pluis a consistent performance are just a few of the wonderfull qualities of this gas model, its large amount of wing area permits it to come in for very slow landings . You will thrill at the appearance of this model in flight.
Being of a racing type we thought this model would be very tricky and fast on landings, but we found it to be just the opposite of this. The clean lines simplify the construction as well as add to the performance of this wonderful gas-powered model.
Construction of Fuselage: The main longerons are of basswood, all other pieces are of balsa. When the two sides have been constructed, the cross members are cemented into position. One-half inch No.18 wire nails are driven through longerons into the upright and cross members of the fuselage.
From 1/2 inch sheet balsa cut the formers and cement them in their proper locations. Two 1/8 x 3/16 stringers are attached to the bottom of the formers. These are spaced evenly, as shown on the front view of the plan. The top of the fuselage is finished off with nine stringers which are attached to former F-3 and continue to rear of the fuselage.
The photo of the framework clearly shows the piece of body which is covered with cardboard and aluminum. One-eighth inch balsa, ribs are attached to top of sides of fuselage (see side view of plan). After all cross pieces have been inverted in top of fuselage, 5/16 inch drilled dowels are cemented in and bound with heavy thread.
After the thin cardboard covering have been applied to the top of fuselage and the 1/8 ribs applied to formers 10 and 11, the cardboard fillets may be cemented in position. These are cemented to rib XX and fit snugly against fuselage. Use a little care in fitting these as appearance means a great deal at this point.
A 3/16 three-ply veneer firewall is attached to front of fuselage. Drive nails through the veneer and into longerons and upright pieces 50 that it will hold fast. The motor mount is made from 3/63 half hard aluminum or 1/32 inch soft steel.
Construction of Landing Gear: The type of landing gear used on thii model is simple to construct. It consists of two pieces of 1/8 inch spring tempered steel wire. The front piece forms the axles for the wheels and continues tip into the fuselage. The rear wire is bound to the front wire and continues up and across the bottom of fuselage.
After the struts have been cemented between the landing gear wires, fill in bottom of strut where it connects with pants, with balsa. A little patience is required here as this will have to be fitted and shaped in order to obtain a finished effect. After this has been completed, cover complete strut with bamboo paper and shrink, The wheel pants are described on plan and are used for display purposes only..."
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