Interstate Cadet (oz9587)

 

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Interstate Cadet. Rubber scale model. Nationals winning design.

Quote: "THE apathetic performance of the average flying scale model is largely responsible for the patronizing attitude of both spectators and contestants toward this event. This condition may be traced directly to the lure of a "fancy" ship, which frequently drives all consciousness of the requisites of a good contest flier from the builder's mind. Selection of a design demands careful consideration of the inherent stability, external structure, balance - in fact the original must be as similar to an endurance model as possible and built from authentic plans.

Therefore with the perspective gained from experience with a number of previous scale designs, a replica of the Interstate Cadet, a trim tandem lightplane, was built for the 1940 National Meet. As usual time was at a premium so the ship was scarcely flight tested. However, the excellent flight characteristics the model showed were borne out when it placed second. This year time was even more limited (fortunately) and it became impossible to construct a new model. So the old Cadet, whose flight adjustments had been perfected, was recovered and recommissioned to serve in this year's event. The value of the FLYING in the phrase 'Flying Scale' was conclusively proved for despite the reduction in the number of points available for best time, and a corresponding increase in points for workmanship, the veteran took first place with an average of 2min 38sec.

In building the Cadet take the care necessary to turn out a neat, colorful replica; flight test the ship thoroughly, and your ship will catch the eyes of the judges on the ground and the support of the thermals in the air.

The plans are drawn full size wherever possible, with actual size templates for all cut-out parts. The model is of straightforward construction, light and strong. Join Plates I and II. Pin the longerons of 1/8in sq hard balsa in place and install the uprights of 1/16 x 1/8in stock. Build both sides together, one atop the other to get them exactly alike..."

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