Dewoitine D-535 (oz8987)


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Dewoitine D-535. Rubber scale model French parasol fighter.

Quote: "Building the Flying Scale Dewoitine D-535. Complete Data from Which You Can Create a Remarkable Flying Reproduction of a Modern French Fighter. By William Winter.

THE Dewoitine D-535, the latest and most sensational of the French fighters, has been developed from the earlier and equally famous fighter parasol of a few years ago. The power plant is the renowned 500 hp supercharged Hispano-Suiza. The wing is of cantilever construction tapering both in plan and in form. It is interesting to note that the taper begins at a point over one third the distance to the tip.

This ship can do far in excess of 200 mph and is capable of climbing 30,000 ft or more. The model is a faithful reproduction of the large ship and because of the parasol design together with many other favorable features that lend themselves favorably to the model, proves to be an exceptional flyer. The finished model not only is pleasing in appearance but affords full satisfaction through the remarkable flights it is sure to make.

Fuselage: The type of construction employed calls for the use of four master stringers. These master stringers are cut from 1/16 sheet balsa. The patterns for them are obtained by tracing the top, side and bottom outlines of the fuselage.

After cutting the master stringers to their required form mark on them the positions of the bulkheads. The bulkheads are also cut from 1/16 sheet. Cement the two side master stringers in place on three of the widest bulkheads. As soon as the cement has set, place the remaining bulkheads in position. The top and bottom master stringers are now glued in place. The auxiliary stringers are 1/16 sq slightly sanded. They are assembled as required by the plans. The rear hook of .028 wire is bent to shape and imbedded in a rudder post of 1/8 x 1/4.

The cockpit is formed by bending 1/32 sheet. The sheet is cemented in position and allowed to dry before the cockpit outline is cut. At the nose of the ship there are three blocks; the upper nose block, the nose block proper and the gas tank block. All of these blocks are first cut to the outside required dimensions from soft balsa. The several cross sections necessary for their shaping are given on the plan. The blocks once shaped are roughly hollowed out as shown by the broken lines on the plan. If you find it difficult to hollow them down as far as required, hollow the more accessible portions to about 3/16 thickness leaving the corners thicker..."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5611.

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Supplementary file notes

Article pages. Includes drawings as originally printed, 1936.


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Dewoitine D-535 (oz8987) by Bill Winter 1936 - model pic

  • (oz8987)
    Dewoitine D-535
    by Bill Winter
    from Model Airplane News
    June 1936 
    25in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Parasol Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
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    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
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