PT-19 Stunter (oz6451)


PT-19 Stunter (oz6451) by Dave Hemstrought from American Modeler 1960 - plan thumbnail

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PT-19 Stunter. Control line semi-scale stunt model. Fox 35 engine shown.

Quote: "The Plane on the Cover. This is the control line beauty that Paul Plecan in his AM Scalecraft column credited with starting the current scale trend in acrobatic craft. Fairchild PT-19, by Dave Hemstrought.

For you who like scale and detail in your stunt jobs, the PT-19 might be what you are looking for. Not only does it actually look like the real thing, it has proven itself a true contest performer. We don't claim the PT-19 to be the absolute ultimate in stunt design, but it employs most of the already proven as-pects of the best stunt ships out today.

As for the scale and detail, the US Army color scheme, wing insignia, rudder stripes (plus twice as many cockpits), pile up the appearance points for you and make it a standout on the contest field.

Notice on the plan the control hookup shown. If you're now employing a control system other than this by all means stick to it. Many a good stunt flyer has made stunt harder than it is because he kept switching control systems. Stick to yours and practice the pattern. Practice makes perfect. Do your maneuvers downwind, keep your eyes on the airplane and think what you are doing at all times, Before long you will be doing what comes naturally and you will de-rive many satisfying hours of good stunt performance.

Have I convinced anybody yet? Oh, well, let's try it and see. Cut out all the parts first and start construction with the wing. Trace the 1/16 sheet ribs W-12 and W-13 onto 1/8 sheet, substitute 1/8 sheet W-12 and W-13 ribs. Note W-13 is omitted on the outboard wing. Trace ribs W-4 onto 1/8 plywood. Bend landing gear to shape and position on plywood W-4's. Mark 'J' bolt locations and drill out. Do not bolt gear on yet.

Mark the locations of the ribs on the 1/4 in square leading edge and the bottom half of the 1/16 sheet trailing edge. Pin the ribs in place at the same time making sure the ribs are straight. Block up the leading edge and cement leading and trailing edge to the ribs..."

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PT-19 Stunter (oz6451) by Dave Hemstrought from American Modeler 1960 - model pic

  • (oz6451)
    PT-19 Stunter
    by Dave Hemstrought
    from American Modeler (ref:960)
    September 1960 
    56in span
    IC C/L LowWing
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 18/03/2015
    Filesize: 842KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke

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