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Humbrol Wasp. Simple stick rubber model. Wingspan 500mm.
Quote: "500mm span propeller driven, rubber powered flying model. Designed to extend the new modeller's skills, taking him from simple assembly into a basic wing formation., covering and treating the wing, to complete and fly his model within a few hours. To complete the model as illustrated it will be necessary to purchase Humbrol Clear Dope. Stage 2 of the 5 Stages of Modelling."
Please find attached a scanned plan and instructions for the British Humbrol Wasp kit from their '5 stages of Aeromodelling' series from the 1970s. I'm just in the throes of getting my version trimmed and I'm finding that the wing seat is too far rearward 'as is' on the plan. So, maybe prospective builders should band the seat on with the rubber and everything in place before sloshing on the glue or use lighter prop/ prop shaft/ U/C up front. Thanks to Ronald Simard, a fellow flyer at the Ottawa Indoor Flyers Club in Canada, for the scans.
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Update 25/04/2017: added AeroModeller kit review (June 1978) of the Humbrol '5 Stages of Modelling' series, plus decals supplementary file, thanks to DanielC.
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User commentsHi Outerzone, here are 3 photos of the Humbrol Wasp [main pic, 003,004] built from the plan on Outerzone, so my thanks also goes out to Adrian Culf who send it in, including decal scan and made it possible for me to build it. The Wasp flies very well, its nice to build and I had the Decals printed out and glued on the wing, the 3 photos are scanned 35 mm film and it flew quite a few times this summer - regards Joost
Joost - 28/10/2020
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