Taylorcraft Auster (oz9613)
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Taylorcraft Auster. Scale model for rubber power.
Quote: "The construction of the fuselage, although it may look rather complicated from the drawing, is, in fact, quite simple, and at the same time very strong and light. First, the two fuselage sides are built on the plan with the bottom longeron extending as far as former (3). The cross braces are added only as far as the rear of the cabin.
Remove the fuselage sides from the plan, add formers and cement firmly into position on the bottom longeron. The two main side stringers are then added, followed by the former immediately in front of the cabin struts.
The rest of the stringers and spacers and the one remaining former may then be added. The portion between farmers (3) and (4) is covered with 1/32 in sheet balsa. Two pieces of 3/32 in sheet are cemented where shown, for the rubber anchorage. The front portion of the fuselage may either be built straight on to the fuselage, or made as a separate unit and cemented to the main fuselage.
Wing Centre Section. The two root ribs are cut from sheet and cemented to the sides of the main formers. The leading edge is then added, also the cabin struts and the two trailing edge fairings. The two dowels for the wing attachment should be a push fit. Runners may then be cemented in between the two ribs.
After the model has been covered the centre section and cabin are covered with celluloid. If any difficulty is experienced with the curvature of the cabin, the celluloid may be heated and pressed over a mould. This method has been described in the Aeromodeller many times previously, and the reader should refer to back issues if in doubt.
The wings are of very straightforward construction, being of the multi-spar type. The ribs are cut from 1/32 in. sheet, Twenty-four off for the main rib and two off for the tip rib. The wing is laid down on the plan and built up in the usual manner. Great care should be taken when making the tip to get the spars tapering at the right angle..."
Quote: "Steve, Here are scans from Aeromodeller April 1944 of the Taylorcraft Auster IV. Rubber powered, 36 inch span, designed by the Aeromodeller Plans Service staff. RogerC"
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