Buster (oz761)


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Veron Tru-Flite Buster. Free flight scale model racer for rubber power. Wingspan 16 in.

Update 8/3/2023: Added instructions, thanks to PhilHarding.

Quote: "Hi, I have an original of the Veron Buster plan which also includes the building instructions so I've scanned this detail and enclose it for you to include on your website as it may help someone.
Incidentally, you've created and maintain a fantastic website and modelling resource, so many thanks. Kind regards, Phil Harding"

Quote: "Building Instructions: This series of Veron Flying Scale Models of popular and world-famous planes are the essence of simplicity and make ideal beginners' models, giving initial experience in construction and assembly. You need only a Veron Balsa Knife, balsa wood cement, small half-inch pins (called 'Lillipins' in the shops) and a pair of small round-nose or side-cutting pliers, thread and fine garnet paper. A tube of tissue paste, a small jar of shrinking dope and a soft brush will complete your requirements.

Study the plan carefully and identify all the parts on the printed sheets of balsa. Familiarize yourself with the sequence and method of construction. Cut out all the balsa parts, taking great care when cutting out the 1/16 notches in the formers. Cover the plan with waxed or greaseproof paper and pin both to a flat building board. The fuselage is built by constructing two lower sides 1/16 square balsa directly over the plan, these being then joined by a basic former. This system of construction by inserting formers of a pre-determined width obviates the necessity for a fuselage top view as the alignment can be checked by sighting along the fuselage. Wings and tailplane are similarly constructed over the plan on the flat.

Fuselage: Pin the lower member K.1 in place directly over the plan, then build up one complete side of 1/16 x 1/16 balsa as in Diagram 1. Make neat joints, double-coating with cement, the first coat being allowed to dry into the wood before applying the second. Secure all struts in place with pins either side of the wood, never through it. When quite set, move from the board and build a second identical side, where possible using the same pin-holes to locate strips.

The two sides when complete are joined together by basic former F.4 as in Diagram 2. Add front formers F.2, F.3, also two 1/16 x 1/16 cross-pieces across lower fuselage below F.2 and F.3 cut to length 'A' given on plan. Pull together and cement fuselage at rear, securing with a clip or spring clothes peg.

Add rear top formers F.5, 6. 7, 8 and 9 with K.2's for rear 'rubber motor securing dowel, making holes a tight sliding fit on the dowel. Also cut to length and fit lower 1/16 x 1/16 cross-pieces A, B, C, D and E, below their respective upper formers. See plan and diagrams 3 and 4. Check at all stages the line-up and squareness. Partially cut top and bottom longerons immediately in front of former F.2, bending in to fit into slots in N.3. Fill cuts with cement and brace with corner gussets cut from 1/16 x 1/4 strip on sides, top and bottom of longerons. Add former F.1 at top and F.1A under nose. See plan top view and Diagram 3... "

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