Boeing 707 (oz8690)

 

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Boeing 707. Simple all-sheet pusher model, for Cox Pee Wee power.

Quote: "The simplified construction employing a high-mounted wing, does not detract from the impressive appearance of this unique model, as the in-flight photo (above right) amply proves.

Boeing 707 Construction Notes.

Wing: Glue up each half wing. Sand root ends to fit together, then double cement centre joint. Shape section bevels with coarse sand-paper, then smooth and round-off with fine paper. Add engine pod guides.

Fuselage : Sand wood before cutting sides. Temporarily stick sides together to sand to identical outline. Mark bulkhead positions on edges before separating. Fix all bulkheads except No.11 to one side. Attach other side, taking care to keep fuselage symmetrical. Cement in assembled tailplane and then bulkhead 11. Fix front wing dowel, fuselage top and bottom, nosepieces and engine mount (No.12). Carve nose and smooth and round off all over. Fit fin, underfin and rear wing peg. Trial fit engine.

Engine Pods: Round top edges of 1/4 in sheet pieces befire gluing.

Finish: You can choose your own colour scheme of course, but the original model..."

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Hi, I am building from this plan and have found an error. It states that the fuselage sides are 3/16, but measuring the plan view of the fuselage and former widths, the sides can only be 3/32 each. I am building mine with 3/32 sides and its going well. I can send you a photo once its done if you like? I have built several planes from your plans collection, which I must say is an amazing achievement and a benefit for the future of modelling. So far I have built the profile Pitts, but made from 2mm depron with a 1" wide fuselage and minium radio gear but using a syma X7 quadcopter motor,gear housing and prop. Flew well in a straight line but didn't like control inputs. Also built 56% KK Elmira from depron, brushless motor, 2x 3g servos , 7.4 v repurposed e-cigarette lipo cells approx 250mah. My friend supplies me with these. Also built Katie FF glider, thermal scout, many other chuck gliders as well. Keep up the amazing work. All the best, Andy.
AndyM - 16/06/2017
Here is a photo of my unfinished airliner, the Boeing 707 [more pics 003].
AndyMac - 10/07/2017
Boing 707 is a LOW-WING Not high
attila - 25/08/2020
Thanks for that. This plan shows how to make a high-wing model made of balsa. The actual Boeing 707 aircraft - as opposed to the model - is also not a single-engined pusher-prop design. But these are the tags, and this is the plan drawing, as it was published back in 1962. Look at it this way: what we're doing here is recording the history of how these plans were published. See the FAQ page at https://outerzone.co.uk/faq.asp for more about how Outerzone works and what we're doing here.
SteveWMD - 26/08/2020
Of course the Boeing 707 is a low wing design, almost all passenger jets since the DH Comet are with very few exceptions such as the BAe 146. This has mostly to do with a strong wing structure underneath contributing to fuselage integrity in case of prang, therefore to passenger safety; in the latter case due to passenger ease of access.
I can only speculate as to the model designer's intentions to depart from the original in this surely important feature, but I could hazard that a low wing festooned with underslung engines would be at risk at all landings except when landing inverted. On the full size over any decent runway this risk is made irrelevant due to the presence of a functioning undercarriage, absent in the model. Finally, minus points for scale factor, plus points for thinking Safety.
Miguel - 26/08/2020
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