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Glutton. Free flight sport model.
Quote: "Designed by a member of the famed Langley Field VA Brin-Buster's Club, this ship's hot! The Glutton, by Frank L Parmenter.
Here is a simple Half-A that has nice lines and is a real performer. We decided that the extra couple of hours it would take to build a good-looking model was worth it, hence did not use the customary square tips and square stabilizer so common today. The tip and stabilizer outline is simple and actually very little extra work. An eye-dropper in the pylon serves for a gas tank. There is enough gas to start a reliable engine and then hold the model till the gas is down to the proper level to give you the engine run desired.
We have flown this model in all sorts of weather; it has taken all kinds of abuse and is always ready for more. It is a glutton for pun-ishment and gives real perform-ance. Has a terrific climb and an amazing glide. It is a 'hot' flyer, so be careful till you get it right.
It might seem that making a fuselage out of a solid block would be heavy. After it is built, you will see there is so little cross section that actually there's not much fuse to have weight. Use medium-hard balsa 3/4 square or two pieces 3/8 x 3/4 glued together. If the latter, cut out the notch to receive the pylon before gluing together. If 3/4 square is used, the notch will have to be gouged out. Curve the blank to a circular cross section after tapering to the proper outline. In the rear, cut out the notch for the stabilizer saddle and glue the 1/16 x 3/4 x 3 in plywood saddle in place. Do not spare the glue at this joint.
Next comes the pylon. Glue two pieces 3/16 x 3 in sheet balsa together to get the width for the pylon. On top is glued a piece of 1/8 x 3/8 x 6 in hard balsa. Then glue firmly a piece of 1/16 plywood 2 x 3 inches for the wing saddle. Add small balsa blocks on top of the plywood to form the 'V' for the wing dihedral. Make the cut-out to receive the eye-dropper. If you make it a nice snug fit, there is no need to glue it. The eye-dropper can then be pushed out of the py-lon to fill it up and pushed back in place. A hole is drilled through the fuse in line with the eye-dropper and groove cut down the bottom of the fuse from this hole to the firewall to take care of the fuel line.
We did not use a landing gear, but if one is desired bolt it to the middle of the firewall. The bolt will then come into the hollow of the crankcase..."
The Glutton. 1951 Air Trails .049 FF IC.
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Update 31/03/2019: Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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