Curtiss Hawk P-6E (oz96)


Curtiss Hawk P-6E (oz96) from American Modelcraft 1935 - plan thumbnail

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Scale pre-war US biplane fighter. Rubber model from Comet. Or more exactly, from American Modelcraft (referred to on the plan as 'a division of Comet'). Dime scale, 16in wingspan.

Ralph H emailed 09/07/2011 saying: "Many years ago in 1935 I bought and built a genuine Comet kit of the Hawk P6E. Last year we saw what was advertised as a Comet reproduction kit and sent for it. It contained this identical plan. Nothing like the one of 1935. Although experienced modellers we gave up in the end as the problems became more and more apparent in the design. Attachments of wing struts and landing gear to thin longerons without proper attachment points. Landing gear and wing struts without given dimensions. Wing ribs with undercamber below which the center spar projected thus preventing undersurface covering sensibly. Wing outline in 1/16th. sq. balsa with too few ribs that could not support struts or allow tissue to be shrunk. All in all it would dishearten new and inexperienced modellers."


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