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Aquarius. Control line team racer model. For 1/2A power.
Quote: "This 1/2A Team Racer was designed as a sturdy model which fly well in any weather. The engine is a standard Oliver Tiger-Cub, and best results have been obtained on the following fuel: Castrol M, 20%; Ether, 28%; Paraffin, 40-1/2%; Amyl Nitrate, 3-1/2%. This fuel will give easy starting and cool running for ab out 50 laps at over 80 mph.
After trying all sizes of props, we found that a 5-1/2 x 9-1/2 in gave the best performance. This is a Stant 6 x 10 in which has been thinned and trimmed to 5-1/2 in diameter. With the lower pitch props it is very difficult to obtain a consistent 45 laps.
Construction. Commence by shaping the engine bearers. Araldite and screw the metal engine mounts to the bearers after tapping the bolt holes. Cut out the wing and cement the spruce leading-edge in place. When thoroughly dry, shape the wing to section, add wingtip weight and install the controls, including push-rod. The engine should now be bolted to the bearers and the crutch cemented between the bearers. Now cement this assembly on to the wing, taking care to keep the bottom of the wing and the en gine mount parallel. After cementing the 1/8 in obechi plate on the bearers in front of the wing, assemble the undercarriage and Araldite in place with balsa block each side.
The tailplane can now be fitted and the controls connected, ensuring that the control system works freely. The tailskid should now be " Araldited " to the fuselage side and allowed to dry. Then the fuselage sides and bottom can be cemented on. Cut the fin from 1/8 in obechi and cement between 1/4 sq strips on the tailplane. Now shape the top block and hollow it out. Cement the rear half on and blank off the open end with 1/16 sheet balsa.
Assemble the cowling, leaving air space all round the engine. The balsa and plastic-wood wing and tail fairings can now be added. The cockpit should be built up, and covered with acetate sheet. Holes can now be made in the cowl and fuselage for the compression screw, fuel needle and tank-vent..."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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