Cessna 140 (oz7368)


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Cessna 140. Semi-scale free flight model for .19 to .29 engines. All-sheet balsa structure. Fuselage is a semi-profile design. Wingspan 57in. AUW complete with Torp .19 and a full tank of gas is 23-1/2 oz.

Quote: "The Cessna 140 makes an outstanding scale free-flight, taking any glow engine from .19 to .29, model is an excellent sport job. Cessna 140, by Dick Struhl.

One of the cleanest looking light planes to emerge from the American manufacturers in recent years is the Cessna 140. And, from the model builders' standpoint, the basic layout of the Cessna 140 is ideal for a free-flight gas job.

Our model is designed to be powered by .19 to .29 cubic inch glow engines. The construction is entirely of sheet balsa - ather unique for a model of this size (57 in wing span). We chose this type of construction to simulate the all-metal construction of the real plane, for ease of construction, and for a high strength/weight ratio. Our model weighed in ready-to-fly, with a Torp .19 and a full gas tank, at 23-1/2 ounces. Stop and consider that this weight is wrapped up into all sheet-balsa construction - no tissue paper covering at all - and we are sure that you will agree that there is much to be gained from this type of construction.

A first glance at the drawings may give you the impression that construction is difficult. But, if you study the plans and read the instructions carefully, you will find that this good looking gas model is quite simple to build. Wide sheets of balsa act as the basic form - all an experienced modeler needs to do is to enlarge the plans to full size on the proper sheet of balsa and build up from there. However, this method is not recommended for the beginner - if you're a novice we recommend that you have a photostat made of the plans, four times their..."

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