Curtiss P-6E Hawk - Control line scale model biplane fighter. For K&B .23 Torp engine. Scale is 1/12.
Quote: "For the Flying Scale fan who has a weakness for biplanes, mention of any of the Curtiss 'Hawks' brings instantaneous praise. Rugged, aesthetically pleasing in line and form, almost all 'Hawk' models are generously endowed with the multiplicity of struts, wires, ribs and stringers that set the 'detail hound' to drooling. If you are of this breed, pull up a chair, this is your meat.
Our model, drawn to a scale of 1in to the foot, performs well with anything from .19 to .29 displacement, and has scale rib spacing.
Construction is fairly straightforward, but the demands are high if a good-looking job is to result. After all, with 50 (yes, fifty!) ribs squeezed into 31in of span for that top wing, each one has to be 'right on the button.' The examination will be thorough when the gang spots this job at the local flying site! Built right, there's nothing like a Hawk to command attention, so let's clear the work bench.
Basic framework is 3/16in sq medium hard balsa as shown in profile view. Not all framework was shaded in on drawing; to do so would have obliterated other details. Top longeron is straight (just under stabilizer level); the bottom conforms with the bottom edge of the profile view. Forward of F-3 these longerons converge, ending at F-1..."
Note this is the plan as it appeared in American Modeler, 1957. There is another earlier version of the Paul Plecan P-6E plan dated 1947, see oz3499.
This is an Uncle Willies plan.
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