Fokker C-14 (oz632)

 

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Fokker C-14. Rubber scale model German 1930s parasol transport plane.

Update 29/10/2019: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "Ambulance of the Air, by Henry Struck. Timed for 56 seconds indoors and capable of indefinite soaring flights outdoors, this month's design has real performance - a light-weight model.

ORIGINALLY designed as an ambulance plane, this Fokker monoplane became, in turn, a cargo carrier and a flying laboratory for the US Army Air Corps' latest experiments in blind landing. (See AIR TRAILS, December, 1937.)

The tremendous inherent stability produced by the parasol wing and long fuselage made the C-14 a natural choice for such trying assignments.

Constructionally typical of methods pioneered by Tony Fokker, the fuselage and tail group are of welded steel tubing, while the full cantilever wing is entirely of plywood.

Powered by a 700 hp Pratt & Whitney Hornet, this air hospital can rush the injured comfortably to proper medical attention at 160 mph. Fourteen persons, including a doctor, can be accommodated in the spacious cabin. A single-place cockpit atop the fuselage affords the pilot excellent visibility and a complete set of instruments.

Retaining the stability, strength and efficiency of its prototype, the Fokker C-14 is an ideal entry for the increasingly popular flying-scale meets. Our model has easily made rafter-scraping indoor flights of 50 seconds, as well as indefinitely longer soaring flights outdoors.

To duplicate the original, use only the best light, soft balsa, preferably of the quarter grained variety through-out. A table listing the weights of the individual parts is given at the end of the article with which to check as construction progresses.

THE FUSELAGE: Join plates I and II to obtain a full-size working plan of the fuselage. The longerons of medium hard, 1/8 sq balsa are pinned to the drawings and the up-rights of 1/16 x 1/8 in are fitted in position. Both sides are made at one time, one atop the other. When dry, they are carefully separated and joined by formers 1, 2, 3 and the corresponding bottom cross pieces. Pull the rear together and insert the remaining formers and cross pieces..."

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