F-8 Crusader (oz8326)

 

F-8 Crusader (oz8326) by Vic Macaluso from American Aircraft Modeler 1971 - plan thumbnail

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F-8 Crusader. Semi-scale control line stunt model for .35 power.

The F-4 Phantom (oz8325) and F-8 Crusader semi-scale CL stunt models appeared jointly in the same article (titled "Phantom and Crusader") in American Aircraft Modeler issue 06-71.

Quote: "Two consistent contest-winners, these semi-scale stunters are based on the Navy's best current jet fighters. Should be most effective at the Nats..."

Quote: "The Crusader was chosen because of its unique look, high wing, ventral fins, sidewinder missiles and drop tanks - all things the ordinary stunt flier would not consider ...construction is kept fairly simple through the use of hollowed balsa blocks and box-type contruction of the fuselage, balsa sheet for the tail surfaces and flaps, and a slightly modified foam wing. By paying attention to the slection of light wood and hollowing out the blocks as much as possible, the plane's weight should be 50 to 52oz, about right for a good 35 engine..."

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Update 13/01/2017: added article, thanks to Pit.

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F-8 Crusader (oz8326) by Vic Macaluso from American Aircraft Modeler 1971 - model pic

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  • (oz8326)
    F-8 Crusader
    by Vic Macaluso
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    June 1971 
    59in span
    IC C/L
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 05/01/2017
    Filesize: 723KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow

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