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Veron Combateer. Control line model.
Quote: "For basic training, advanced stunt, or combat flying, dependant upon engine power used, 2cc to 5cc diesel or glow motors."
Quote: "December 1955 Over the Counter Review: The Veron Combateer.
PRIMARILY the Combateer was designed for the Australian market and, in fact, the first three months' production of these kits went overseas. It has quite recently been released for home sales.
The original specification called for a simple, rugged, box-like control-liner, easy to build yet fully aerobatic and capable of taking a wide range of motors from 2 to 5 cc. Designer Phil Smith seems to have met all these points adequately and at the same time come up with an outline shape which is quite pleasing, rather than 'utility,' in appearance. We are also quite prepared to believe (although we have not been able to complete and check out the test model in time) that the Combateer should be fully acrobatic on a 3.5 cc engine and a positive speedster on a 'five.'
The design is quite conventional stunt model practice, with a fairly generous tail moment to give smooth manoeuvres and, particularly, for maximum stability on low power. It is symmetrical in line-up with an upright engine mounting, although details for 'sidewinder' installation are given on the plan. A fixed undercarriage is fitted with rather small diameter wheels. The wing is counter-balanced with an internal weight near the starboard tip and the section is 15 percent symmetrical.
The box fuselage construction demands marking out the sides on to 1/8 in sheet, cementing on bottom 3/16 sq longerons, building up the motor bearer assembly and then assembling the sides on this and the two other fuselage formers. The wing is built as a flat one-piece unit with die-cut ribs, shaped trailing edges and V section) leading edge stock (a good solution for a near-finished section on symmetrical wings). After sheeting the centre section, installing the control plate and fitting the leadout wires, the wing is passed through the fuselage and cemented in place. The sheet tail unit is then fitted, control wire hooked up and fuselage top and bottom decking fitted. The whole job takes very little time to finish to this stage and is extremely rigid.
Kit contents are comprehensive (except dopes and cement). The lightweight xi in. dia. wheels could have been bigger and heavier for the size of model, but it is nice to see good quality wheels in a kit these days..."
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Update 14/08/2018: added kit review from Model Aircraft, December 1955, thanks to RFJ.
Update 06/09/2018: added instructions & printed parts, thanks to AllanV.
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User commentsI decided to build another Veron Combateer after 40 odd years, and still having the original plan, I dug out a kit I bought about 25 years ago to copy the printed parts. I took a look at your site to see if you had a copy of the parts and instructions (something I do each time I build another vintage plane), and as you don't, here they are [see supplementary files].
AllanV - 06/09/2018
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