Grumman Avenger TBF-1 (oz8037)

 

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Grumman Avenger TBF-1. Radio control stand off scale model, for electric power.

Quote: "Hi Steve, the Grumman TBF is a radio controlled electric stand-off scale of the 1942 torpedo-bomber TBF Avenger. The basic outline of the TBF was taken from the 27 inch 1942 Whitman Grumman Avenger TBF-1 (oz7075) rubber scale model plan.

Construction is Conventional. The top of the fuse is built first on a crutch. After planking the top, add bottom formers and plank. Sand carefully and smooth. Planking makes a good looking fuse. The wing is straightforward. The CAD drawing was made for a 66in ws. There is no incidence in the wing or stab and with the power shown on the plan the aircraft is a pleasant flyer. The aircraft will fly better if it is kept light."

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Datafile:
  • (oz8037)
    Grumman Avenger TBF-1
    by Joel Cimmino
    September 2016 
    66in span
    Scale Electric R/C LowWing Military Bomber
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 05/09/2016
    Filesize: 227KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: JoelCimmino

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User comments

Greetings Steve. Joel - thank you for sharing the Avenger Plan. Wonderful job. I saved many smaller Freeflight plans in the hope I will someday master a CAD program and be able to do what you did with this plan. I see a lot of CAD users developing plans from 3 views but with a little searching on the net and especially on Outerzone they could find an almost scale rubber powered plan with all the formers to enlarge saving a lot of time and guess work. Again, great job Joel.
Stan - 13/09/2016
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