SNJ Profile (oz5744)


SNJ Profile (oz5744) by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News 1962 - plan thumbnail

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SNJ Profile. Control line profile scale model. For Cox .020 power.

Quote: "Famous Profiles, by Paul Del Gatto. Famous is correctly use for our control liner - the SNJ known by many designations, this North American trainer produced in greater numbers than any other single aircraft, also produced more pilots. SNJ Profile,by Paul Del Gatto.

The SNJ basic trainer of World War fame is the Navy counterpart of the Air Force's famed 'Texan'. Both, of course, were manufactured by North American, and many thousands saw service.

In the Korean conflict these airplanes did such a tremendous job in the low level reconnaismace that they were nicknamed 'Mosquitos'. Actually, these were remanufactured and modernized versions of the SNJ. Given the more powerful Pratt and Whitney R-1340 engine, top speed was increased to 212 mph and service ceiling to 24,750 feet.

Most distinctive features of the SNJ, or Texan, were the swept-back outer wing panels, distinctive fin-and-rudder shape, widespread landing gear legs, and the tandem cockpit canopy. All these features are effectivly pointed up in this realistic 'profile' model powered by the Cox .02. engine.

Don't under-estimate the performance of our SNJ with this powerplant. It has power to spare for snappy take-offs, good speed and maneuverability. Our SNJ will not 'sag' on the down-wind side of the circle and it is fast enough to maintain good line pull so essential to adequate control.

Construction. A gond job begins with careful selection of the balsa wood. Although the fuselage requires hard balsa, the model will be plenty light provided that the wood is selected according to the notes on the plan, And just a word of warning about painting. Everybody likes to color dope their models but do not overdo it - follow instructions - and your ship will not take on extra weight which decreases its performance potential.

Fuselage. Study the cowl sketch and assembly illustration before you begin. work. Note that the profile proper begins at the firewall (section B). After drawin g the profile on the 3/16 in balsa sheet, cut out the fuselage with a balsa knife using a straight edge for a guide..."

Hi Steve - Here is Paul Del Gatto's SNJ Profile control liner from Model Airplane News magazine issue 01-62.

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SNJ Profile (oz5744) by Paul Del Gatto from Model Airplane News 1962 - model pic

  • (oz5744)
    SNJ Profile
    by Paul Del Gatto
    from Model Airplane News
    January 1962 
    17in span
    Scale IC C/L LowWing Trainer Military
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/07/2014
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    Credit*: theshadow

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