F-19 Stealth Fighter (oz9469)
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F-19 Stealth Fighter. Sport-scale model for Jetex 50 power.
Quote: "IT IS PERHAPS a bit speculative to call this a scale subject, as the only basis at present for thinking there is such a craft is a plastic kit and some well-substantiated rumours. Nevertheless there are some facts which you can ponder for yourself. First, there is a gap in the USAF 'F' series between F-18 and F-20. Second, the Lockheed 'Skunk' works are known to have produced prototypes of aircraft that are nearly radar-invisible. These prototypes are almost certainly moved from place to place inside Galaxy transport jets so that governs a maximum size of fuselage. Then it is reasonable to suppose there would be similarities to the known Lockheed SR71 Blackbird.
A lightly loaded model such as this performs quite delightfully. Any stall is flat, gentle and accompanied by wing waggling, just like a well behaved paper dart. So far, my F-19 has proved quite crashproof too. What better reasons are there for building one? And remember, Scale Day at Old Warden is getting close.
Construction is conventional, for a Jet-X scale model that is. We have provided labour-saving by showing you how to fit the parts onto a 1/16in. medium soft sheet. Make a relatively dark Xerox copy of the layout, and check that the copy is correctly sized, for some copiers are terrible in this respect. Brush the surface of the copy with white spirit and lay it face down over the balsa. Iron over it at medium heat, making sure it doesn't slip and you will have a ready-to-cut parts sheet.
Pin down the wing surrounds W1 to W5 protecting the plan from adhesive with a layer of cling film. Cut L1 from 1/4 x 1/8in medium strip. Mark the angles of F3 and F4 onto it and pin down on the centre line of the fuselage, gluing to W5 at the rear. Next add F2 to F8, raising the wing surround off the building board with 1/16in scrap packing to allow F3, F4 and F5 to fit correctly..."
This design seems to be based on the Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter plastic model kit, rather than any real world prototype. See https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/a-short... for some background.
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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