Fiat G50 (oz7443)


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Fiat G50. Rubber scale model Italian WWII fighter.

Quote: "Build and Fly The Fiat Pursuit. Complete Plans and Instructions Showing You How to Create a Flying Replica of a Modern Italian Fighter. Fiat G50, by Bill Winter.

GERMANY has her Messerschmitt and Heinkel; Britain her Spitfire and Hurricane; France her Morane, Nieuport, Dewoitine et al; the United States the sturdy Seversky and Curtiss. And now Italy is a member of the elite, since her new 840 hp, Fiat-powered, all-metal Fiat G-50 can easily hurdle the 300 mph mark.

This miniature belongs to the heavier type of flying scale model. Featured in its design is the rugged structure necessary for a long-lived flying model. The little ship will not fly out of sight as a lightly fabricated flying scale may, but it is well balanced and will turn in many commendable flights.

Construction Directions - Fuselage: The bulkheaded fuselage is assembled by the master-stringer method. First cut the bulkheads from 1/16 sheet balsa. Grade should be medium, wood selected for full cut. This will facilitate alignment during assembly. However, cut only the main notches for the master stringers, marking positions of auxiliary stringer notches. Using carbon paper, mark master stringers on hard, full-cut 1/16 sheet balsa and cut out. Cement bulkheads 3, 4 and 5 on both sides of master stringers. Note that these two stringers break upward at bulkhead 5 and are held in alignment by small balsa triangles. When dry add bulkheads 1, 2 and 6 through 10. Bulkhead 9 is two-ply and supports the .028 rear hook. Hook reenforcement is a strip of 1/8 x 3/8. Work top and bottom master stringers into position and cement. The 1/16 square auxiliary stringers are added by cutting the small notches with a razor sliver as work progresses.

It is now necessary to assemble the wing roots. Build these in a form on the bench. Structure is conventional wing practice. Stub spars (1/16 x 3/8) are two. Leading edge section is covered top and bottom with 1/32 sheet. Edges are supported by 1/16 sq balsa strips..."

Quote: "Hi Mary - Hope you are well... here is Bill Winter's Fiat G50 scanned directly from my issue of Model Airplane News June 1940. The plans and parts are published full size. there is a redrawn plan on OZ from another source (flying aces club?) but this is the original :) thanks, best regards, jeff mccammant story city iowa USA"

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