Cessna C-165 Airmaster (oz7029)


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Cessna C-165 Airmaster. Rubber scale model.

Quote: "Peanut Scale brings back the delicate structures, a bit of flying fun around a lamppost. Plans herewith are full size. Cessna 'Airmaster', by John Blankenship.

The history of the attractive Airmaster series, which was built by Cessna from 1935 to 1941, is told by Paul Matt in the Historical Aviation Album, volume VI (available from Carsten's Publications). The model is scaled directly from Mr Matt's excellent drawings which accompany the Airmaster story. Dihedral and horizontal stabilizer area have been increased for better stability.

The Fuselage. The fuselage structure is a conventional box frame. Select light wood for construction. Build the two side frames on the fuselage side view, using a plastic kitchen wrap to protect your plan. When completed, sand both sides lightly to remove bumps and excess glue. Assemble the side frames inverted, over the fuselage bottom view on the plan, after carefully cracking the longerons at the indicated points. Glue in the cross pieces, checking alignment carefully.

While the assembly dries, cut the fuselage and cowl formers. Bend the landing gear from .025 dia music wire, and glue it between the 1/8 and 1/16 balsa landing gear mount pieces as shown. Add formers F-1 and F-2 and the landing gear assembly to the fuselage. Next, glue the 1/16 square stringers to the fuselage front, with the balsa shim as shown under the bottom center string-er to give the correct contour. Using a sanding block, round off the front edge of former F-1 as shown on the plan..."

John Blankenship's Cessna C-165 Airmaster from FM magazine issue 10-73.

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Cessna C-165 Airmaster (oz7029) by John Blankenship from Flying Models 1973 - model pic

  • (oz7029)
    Cessna C-165 Airmaster
    by John Blankenship
    from Flying Models
    October 1973 
    13in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Cabin Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 13/09/2015
    Filesize: 84KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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Hi Steve, I just finished my Cessna 165 Airmaster from plan #oz7029 and I'm including a few pics if you want to include in the plan page [main pic, 005, 006]. Thanks!
Art Neto - 22/01/2022
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