Hatchet (oz9782)


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Quote: "Got a spare .8 to 1.5cc motor just itching for an airframe? You have? Then why not try this very fast little stunt model that's cheap, quick and easy to build. You can build it either with a large or small elevator, depending on just how zippy you want it to be! Interested? - then dig out that motor and start building.

First cut out 8 ribs (4 with 4 in dia holes for leadout wires) from hard 1/16 sheet balsa, trimming two of these down to the dotted lines for the centre section. The bottom 1/8 square hard, 18-5/8 balsa spar can now be pinned in position over the left wing plan and the TE strip notched to receive all ribs and cut to length Using scraps of 4 in balsa, pack up trailing edge and pin in position. Then cement in left-hand panel. Cut tip pieces from in. sheet and cement in position, again packing up with 1/4 in scrap. When dry, lift from plan, turn over and line up over the plan so that right panel can be built upside down. Add ribs and tip parts to right side, fitting in with the spar. Lift from board, add remaining spar and leading edge. Notch and crack upper and lower spars at last rib and cement ends down onto tip pieces. Add gussets. Cut and drill 1/16 ply and with bellcrank, leadout wires and push-rod soldered in position. Carefully fit the complete assembly into the wing sheet centre section top and bottom, leaving a small cutout on top to clear push-rod. Bind and cement 4 oz. lead weight into outboard tip and stick two pieces of brass tube onto inboard tip as leadout guides.

Cut out formers F1-F6, laminating F1 and F2 from 1/16 ply and 1/16 sheet balsa. Cut out two fuselage sides from 1/16 hard sheet balsa and cement, box fashion, to formers. Cement bearers (1/4 in square hard-wood) in position, choosing length and spacing to suit engine used - we used a DC Merlin .74 cc on the prototype and bearer position on plan corresponds with this motor. Fit a small Mercury stunt tank into space behind F1 and cement and wedge securely..."

Quote: "Hi Mary and Steve. A little scan practice. The magazine, from when I was a schoolboy, is the oldest AEROMODELLER that I maintain. I hope it to be useful. Best regards. Joan"

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Hatchet (oz9782) by Alec Gee, Steve Bevan 1963 - model pic

  • (oz9782)
    by Alec Gee, Steve Bevan
    from Aeromodeller
    November 1963 
    19in span
    IC C/L LowWing
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 05/02/2018
    Filesize: 572KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JoanBrunet
    Downloads: 615

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Here’s a couple of pictures of my version of the Hatchet [main pic & 005]. Really enjoyed building the Hatchet, slightly modified for the bulkhead mount and rear intake of the Letmo replica diesel. Very nice little model. Thanks for the plan. Cheers,
Rich - 21/04/2023
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