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Monitor. Control line speed model. The 160.5 mph Monitor. For McCoy .60 Redhead engine.
Quote: "The construction method is not new inasmuch as crutch types have been used some 15 years or more. It is, however, entirely hard wood except the channeling inside the cowl which is balsa. You start by grinding the fins off on each side of your engine until they are flush with the outer screws in the head, covering up and protecting the engine where necessary. This is done to reduce frontal area.
A Hell Razor pan was used, and modified by cutting rear skid off and filing all excess metal off. The engine was then mounted. A 1-3/4 Froom spinner was used with a 1/8 back plate turned on a lathe to keep it from binding on the fuselage when you tighten the prop. The fuselage top was sawed out to the shape of the pan, using a piece of basswood 3/4in x 2-1/2in x 18in then sawed to take engine..."
From Hobby Helpers plan #55A.
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Update 24/12/2017: Added article text thanks to Pit, found online at http://www.airplanesandrockets.com/magazines/air-trails/monitor-air-trails-1955-annual.htm
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