Little Willie (oz8636)
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Little Willie. Sport CO2 model.
Quote: "OUR LOCAL PUBLIC TV station is currently showing 'Flambards,' and as I somehow missed this series on its first go around, I've been watching it avidly. So when I recently began to sketch out a CO2 model for some summer evenings' flying, a vintage look appeared quite naturally.
The model was built over a weekend, and proved to be anything but vintage in its flight performance. In general the flight trials went very well, and 'Little Willie' turned out to be most satisfactory. If you are interested in a model which will provide an entertaining flight or two, before or after dinner, try this one.
Construction: The fuselage is basically a triangular structure, made from 1/8in. square strips. Begin by making the crutch, which is also the top surface, directly on the plan. Cut out Frame 'A' which is shown in Section A-A, and cement this to the crutch. The 1/8 square keel is the next item, and this is glued to frame A and the 1/4 in square tail-post. An intermediate support is required to hold the keel in its correct curvature, and this can be placed at the station just aft of frame A.
All the 1/8 uprights are cut and glued into place now. Note that the keel piece stops at frame A, and the highly curved front keel is simply cut from 1/8 sheet. This item can be made and attached now, as can the 1/16 ply engine mount.
After removing this structure from the plan, and sanding all the glue spikes off the wood the 1/32 sheeting is added between frame A and the wing trailing edge. Now is the time to attach the undercarriage, so we'll stop work on the fuselage for a while. The true lengths of the U/C wire legs are shown on Section A-A, so the first job is to bend up two pieces of 1 8swg wire to these shapes..."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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