Brewster Bermuda (oz630)


Brewster Bermuda (oz630) by Chuck Hollinger 1942 - plan thumbnail

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Bermuda Dive Bomber. Scale rubber power at 47 in span from Air Trails.

Quote: "A super job any way you look at it, size, looks, performance. From power turret to its carefully copied camouflage, this 4-footer is tops among flying-scale models.

TO the British it's the Brewster Bermuda. In our navy it's the Buccaneer SB2A-1. Either way, the plane is one of the deadliest dive bombers of this war. Carrying either two 500-pound bombs or one 1,000-pound bomb within the fuselage makes it much cleaner in design than the famed Stuka. The crew consists of two, the pilot and gunner. Incidentally, the power-operated turret is the first to be used on an American two-seater.

Our model Bermuda has proven itself not only to be an exceptionally realistic and accurate scale model, but a very steady and capable flier as well. The fine flying ability can be attributed in part to the large wing span of 47in. After flying the Brewster with rubber power, why not try installing an Elf Single or Super Atom? The model is strong enough to take a small gas engine.

Start by tracing the fuselage bulkheads onto the 3/32 sheet balsa. Cut these out carefully and notch for the stringers and keels. With the bulkheads completed, trace the exact shapes of the bottom, top and side keels on the 1/8 sheet balsa. The top keel extends from Former No.1 to No.4. The rear top keel from No.10 through No.13 to the tail block. The bottom keel extends the full length of the body.

Pin the bottom and top keels directly over the plan and cement all the bulkhead halves in place, being careful to keep them perpendicular. As soon as these are rigid enough, lay one of the side keels in place along the center notches and cement. While this is drying, cut the pieces for the front of the cowling from 1/4" sheets. Remember to remove the centers from the first three front laminations. Cement the cowl pieces together and allow to dry..."

Update 05/02/12: hkarlson mailed in with a better scaled up version of this plan.

Update 19/01/2016: Replaced this plan with a fullsize version, thanks to BobWadman.

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