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Boxcar. 3 channel R/C trainer model. Wingspan 49in, wing area 343 sq in, for .09 - .10 engines.
Quote: "A simple, easy to build trainer is what Howie Applegate was aiming at when he designed this ship. It's called the Boxcar.
The Boxcar is not a beauty, but a good first (or second) airplane. It is economical and. easy to build, a second generation airplane. Her baby sister is a 3-channel .049 powered ship, weighing in at 23 ounces with a 42 in wingspan. This version is scaled up to a 49 in span with a flying weight of 2 pounds. Boxcar is an .09 - .10 powered airplane and is not designed around the ultra small radios. Any system using miniature servos such as D&R Bantams, Heath Miniature, will do.
Fuselage Construction. The fuselage is a boxy slab sided affair and simple to build. Start by cutting F-1, F-3 and F-4 out of 1/2 in ply. F-2, F-5 and F-6 are 1/16 ply. All others are 1/2 in balsa sheet. The two sides are 1/16 medium balsa sheet, reinforced with 1/64 ply doublers. The doublers go from the trailing edge of the wing forward, contact cemented to the sides. Make sure the sides are laying with their proper faces showing so that the doublers wind up on the inside of the fuselage. Otherwise, you may wind up with two left or two right sides (I have several odd sides laying around because of my modeling goofs). I usually leave the 1/64 ply a little on the full side before contact cementing and trim it after. You will find that the 1/64 cuts quite easily with a razor or model knife.
Contact cement the trezoidal shapeed 1/64 ply doublers to the inside sides at station F-10 and the 1/64 ply wing hold down gussets to the ply doublers..."
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