Auster V (oz7427)


Auster V (oz7427) by HG Moore 1952 - plan thumbnail

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Auster V. Free flight scale model.

Quote: "A free flight Scale Auster, by HG Moore.

One of the most popular light aeroplanes at present in use in this country, the Auster, is a 'natural' for a rugged and stable flying scale model. Slab-sided fuselage and parallel-chord wings make construction simple, and inverted engines are readily installed in the deep cowling.

Fuselage and Centre-section: Build up the two side frames on top of one another on the plan. Fit in the 1/8 in sq uprights for the cabin and cement the top longeron in place, cutting it to fit between the cabin uprights, then add the remaining uprights and complete the rear cabin frame. Before removing the sides from the plan, fit the 1/8 sheet gussets around the U/C fixing. Fit the cross-spacers as on the plan view, working from nose to tail, adding the centre-section spars and leading edge and the diagonal fuselage bracing.

Cement the undercarriage tee-section across the fuselage and finish off the cabin except for the windscreen W-struts. Assemble the balsa-and-ply root ribs, cut out the wing-tongue slots and cement the ribs in place, taking care to get the incidence correct.

Cut the formers from 1/8 in hard sheet, cement F1 in place and leave to harden. Cut out the ply motor mount with tabs to fit the slots in F1. Cement it squarely in position and add the 1/4 in sq cross-support. When dry, cement the lower half of nose former F2 to the front of the motor mount. Carve the block for the bottom of the cowling, stepping the edges for eventual sheeting. Cement it into place between F2 and F1 and also cement the 1/8 sq on the top edges of the mount. Construct the removable top cowling between F1A and the top half of F2..."

Update 18/03/2016: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy (patterned background removed) thanks to TonyP.

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