Tailup (oz6691)


Tailup (oz6691) by Ray Malmstrom from American Aircraft Modeler 1971 - plan thumbnail

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Tailup. Canard pusher model.

Quote: "Be the first on your block to fly backwards. Complete plan on back of centerfold. Tailup, by Ray Malmstrom.

THOSE WHO BUILT the fascinating little Tail First (a canard-type model in the Nov 1969 AAM) will need no urging to get going on this follow-on model with its easy sheet construction and modern fighter-like appearance.

Trace the fuselage side and transfer it to 1/16 sheet balsa. Cut out two sides, making sure the front elevator and wing slots are lined up accurately. Cut a length of 1/4 in and one of 1/16 balsa for the top and bottom of the fuselage and build this assembly (see sketches), adding reinforcing pieces A and B. Carve and sand the fuselage top, and round off the bottom edges to the section shown. Push a length of 1/8" dia. dowel rod through the hole at the front of the fuselage.

Make the nose cone from three pieces of 1/4 sheet and cement it to the front of the fuselage. Fair the nose cone into the fuselage shape with fine grain sandpaper. Then give the fuselage two coats of clear thin dope.

Construct the propeller block from a piece of 1/4 sheet cemented to two thicknesses of 1/16 sheet. Accurately drill a 3/32 dia. hole and insert a short length of 3/32 outside dia aluminum tubing. Insert the propeller block into the fuselage rear and sand it to shape.

Take a 7 in dia Kaysun plastic prop or a small Sleek Streak prop and sand or file the center flat. Bend a loop in a piece of 18-gauge wire and push the wire shaft through the prop. Since this is a pusher model, the prop must go on with the front of the prop facing the propeller block. Slip two washers or beads on the shaft and insert it through the prop block (see sketch). Then form the hook for the rubber motor with small pliers, and the prop assembly is complete. Give the block two or three coats of dope and put a tiny drop of lubricating oil on the shaft. Check prop for absolutely free revolving..."

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