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Acro-Fury. Plan showing modifications to convert the RCM Acro Star (oz6256) plan into a Hawker Fury semi-scale model.
Quote: "A few simple modifications to the Acro-Star makes a very realistic Hawker Fury type sport-scale bi plane. By Robert H Munn.
The Dewey-Renaud Acro Star (oz6256) is one of those fine basic designs which, while satisfying in itself, can easily be adapted to a variety of individual tastes and still have outstanding flying characteristics. The general outlines of the Hawker Fury, one of the top British military aircraft of the 1930s, come close to matching those of the Acro-Star. A quick check of Profile No. 18 (available from Profile Publications Ltd, PO Box 2368, Culver City, California 90230) showed that comparatively little structural change and a different paint job could provide a handsome sport-scale biplane, something highly realistic and soul-satisfying as it growls through the air.
Only a few changes from the basic Airtronics kit or RCM Plan are involved, and very little additional materials are required to give you that Fury outline:
WINGS: Three minor departures from the plans will do the trick. First, don't cut out any of the upper wing center section; leave it straight. Second, fill out the wing tips to approximate the classic 1/3 - 2/3 curve, using 1/4 in sheet balsa and soft blocks as shown in the sketches. Third, while leaving the interplane Strut attach points as per plan, leave out one rib bay on each panel of the lower wing to shorten it approximately as on the full size Hawker Fury.
CABANE: To move the top wing forward and slightly lower, carefully clip the 'eyes' off the four cabane struts furnished in the kit, making sure the remaining lengths are exactly even. Holding the top 3/8 in of the strut in heavy pliers, bend it outward toward the wing tips until it is parallel with the part that fits into the fuselage. Tracing the outline of one part on a flat surface, then matching the other three to the outline, seems to be the best insurance of uniformity. To form the wing seat..."
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