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Cutlass XF7U-1. Simple scale model for Jetex 50 power.
Quote: "This twin-jet Vought fighter presents a formidable looking sight when streaking through the air. Featuring afterburners for extra speed, it does better than 700mph at high altitudes. At lower altitudes, the versatility of the Cutlass is evidenced by the low landing speeds available for carrier-based operations. Even with the limited amount of information supplied to the public, one still ponders over Navy claims that this plane can down the famed B-36 bomber. The general arrangement of this plane immediately made it a candidate for scale model jet flight, using a Jetex 50 for a power plant. Few models lend themselves as readily as the Cutlass did for this purpose. Difficulties in balancing and supplying sufficient cooling air for the jet unit are overcome by the unique structure of the plane. The plan is full-size and can be used by solid modelers to construct an exact replica for pedestal mounting. As for the flying version, all balsa should be very soft and light, since the model should not exceed 1-1/2 ounces, total weight for best performance..."
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