O Fungle (oz8356)


O Fungle (oz8356) by Joel Rieman 1973 - plan thumbnail

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O Fungle. Unorthodox rubber sport model.

Quote: "For the Tenderfoot. Looking for something different? Well here it is, and it is about as different as you can get. The O-Fungle is not just different, it's also a great flyer. Everyone will be fascinated by seeing this model fly.

You can build the O-FUNGLE in just a couple of hours if you stick to it, and you shouldn't have any problems because it is so easy to build. Make sure to read all building and flying instructions before starting your model.

Construction: The wing is really the only part of the model that takes any time to build, but that figures because the wing makes up practically the whole airplane. To start with, select a couple of nice pieces of 1/32 sheet C-grain balsa. All surfaces of the wing will be made from these two pieces. The two sheets will be one of two-in, width and one of three-in width. Make sure they are fairly light.

When the wood has been selected, trace the wing patterns on some typing paper. Next make the wing tips. Place the wing patterns on the wood - the wing tips on the two-in wide piece and the wing center sections on the three-in piece of wood. After the wing tips are made, make the wing center sections. When all of the wing is cut out, take one of the wing center section pieces and as on the plan cut off the elevator piece. Make sure the grain goes the right way.

Now that the wing is entirely cut out, you are ready to assemble it. Pin
down the wing center section pieces and then glue up the wing tips on each side.

When all the pieces are cut out, the wing is ready to be glued together. Pin down the wing center section pieces and then glue up the wing tips on each side. Each tip is to be raised up 1-1/4 in. Double glue the pieces before permanently gluing them by rubbing some glue in the porous areas of the wood and letting dry, then gluing them together. It will be much stronger if glued this way..."

Hi Mary/Steve - Here is Joel Rieman's O-Fungle from American Aircraft Modeler magazine issue 01-73... Regards, 'theshadow'

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O Fungle (oz8356) by Joel Rieman 1973 - model pic

  • (oz8356)
    O Fungle
    by Joel Rieman
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    January 1973 
    8in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 16/01/2017
    Filesize: 245KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 1012

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