Fairey Swordfish (oz799)


Fairey Swordfish (oz799) by HG Moore 1954 - plan thumbnail

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Fairey Swordfish. Scale WWII biplane bomber the 'Stringbag' for .75 engines.

Quote: "HG Moore has designed a Mills .75 powered flying scale model of the 'Stringbag', the Fairey Swordfish.

START on the fuselage by building up the 1/8 square hard balsa frames over the plan (one on top of the other; remove and bend to top view of plan, and add all cross bracings working from nose to tail.

Lower Centre Section. First cement 3/8. sheet across fuselage with grooves to take 1/8 diameter dowels, then add the two 1/8 sheet ribs; cement to fuselage sides at correct incidence, fit dowels, carry on building up centre-section as shown on plan, and sheet undersurface; do not sheet the top until you have made up the 16-g wire struts. Fit and well cement them in place, solder on brass tube to carry upper mainplane, then sheet top of centresection with 1/16 sheet. Make up the pivot points for the undercarriage with 16g inside diameter tube soldered to thin tin, drill and bolt in place on fuselage with 10-BA bolts.

Cut out formers and cement in place on top of fuselage, make up the 18-g wire c/s struts, and bind and cement in position shown on the plan. Add all stringers and sheet fuselage where shown on plan with 1/30th sheet, carve the two blocks of balsa to shape at the nose, making the top one detachable. Now make up cowling ring..."

Update 23/03/2016: Article pages added, thanks to RFJ.

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