Sure Flier (oz7206)


Sure Flier (oz7206) by Sherman Gillespie 1953 - plan thumbnail

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Sure Flier. Rubber sport model. WWI Style biplane rubber model. 20in wingspan. Published in MAN June 1953.

Quote: "This is one of those rare airplanes, well designed, easy to make and fly, that appeals to experts and beginners alike. The Sure Flier, by Sherman Gillespie.

The Sure Flier is a simple, easy-to-build biplane designed to give maximum in rubber-power flying pleasure with a mini-mum of construction and adjustment difficulties. Ruggedly built and featuring detachable wings, this little model will prove a long-lived addition to your string of ships. Before beginning work, study plans, photos and construction notes carefully. Sand all balsa wood before laying out any parts.

The fuselage is of the orthodox box-type; build two sides of 3/32 square hard balsa. Pin longerous in place first, then lay lower wing receiver pieces and cockpit forming pieces in place; add cross members. Cut all pieces accurately and cement thoroughly; excess cement can be trimmed away before assem-bling the two sides. Cement 1/16 sheet filler pieces in place, making sure they are flush with outside edges of upper long-erons, thus assuring good fitting of upper wing mounts.

Assemble two fuselage sides over top view and add cross pieces. It may be necessary to crack longeron joints slightly to make the bend behind the cockpit. Pin and block fuselage as firmly as possible during assembly because square construction is essential to accurate alignment of wings and tail surfaces.

Rough carve nose section from a medium hard balsa block and drill it to receive removable hardwood nose plug. Hollow out block as indicated... "

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