Sunday Fighters (oz9348)

 

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Sunday Fighters. Kawasaki Ki-61 Hein (Tony) and Messerschmitt Me109. Semi scale models for radio control. Two semi-scale plans in one article.

The Ki-61 has a 61in wingspan, the Me109 is 50in span.

Quote: "Two WWII Fighters for Sunday Flying. By Danny Reiss. The Kawasaki Hein Tony and Me109 are excellent semi-scale models for everyday flying. Foam and balsa construction. For .40 to .60 mills.

Here is your opportunity to build two semi-scale WWII fighters at the same time. There are two advantages to building these models simultaneously - that is time and money. It takes me about one-third more time to build two models simultaneously, instead of the obvious double time had I built them sequentially. l save a considerable amount of money when I purchase my balsa and dopes due to the quantities involved and the reduction of scraps. You might call it mass production.

I am sure that the Me109 and Kawasaki Hien need no introduction. As I said before, these models are built to a 'semi-scale' of 1-1/2in= 1ft. Of course, I have cheated in several places. Dave Platt, at one time, referered to these kind of models as 'abortions'. I certainly admire his craftsmanship, but I must say that these semi-scales do have a place of their own in this fine hobby of ours. They certainly look better than the run of the mill stuff, aren't too hard to fly if you have a little experience under your belt, and are relatively easy to build. With proper construction techniques, they can endure all kinds of 'Sunday flying' so you don't have to save them for that once-a-year contest.

Wings. The two prototypes utilize foam wings. They have a 2415 root rib and a 2418 tip rib with 1 degree of washout. There have been several fine article in RCM concerning foam wing construction..."

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