ANEC Missel Thrush - Free flight power scale model biplane. Amco .87 engine used.
Quote: "WE are particularly happy to be able to publish this flying model of the Missel Thrush as a Christmas offering to our many scale fans, but it is a pleasure tinged with some sadness for it represents the last contribution of our old friend and colleague Eddie Riding, so tragically killed in an air accident last Easter.
All Eddie's models have been faithful reproductions of an interesting, if not always a mass produced, original, built so far as practical in model sizes, rib by rib and spar by spar in duplication of the full-size prototype so that side-by-side photographs of aircraft and copy showed an almost indetect-able similarity. The Missel Thrush is no exception.
Our flying tests at Eaton Bray spread over several weeks were well rewarded for our patience in trimming, with just that thrill inseparable from a well-built scale model of this kind, when at last we were able to watch a slow climb, gentle turn and finally a near 'three-pointer' landing. Almost might we expect the diminutive pilot to hop out and make purposefully for the clubhouse. If builders will exercise the same care and restraint in their early flights they too should enjoy equal pleasure.
Building instructions: The fuselage sides of 3/32in sq hard balsa are built flat on the side view in the popular manner. Construct the second side on top of the first to ensure obtaining exactly the same shape. When set, lift from plan and separate, after which the sides are erected upright on the top view of the fuselage to be joined by 3/32in cross-struts. These cross-struts must be cut to accurate length from the plan, in pairs..."
Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, Here's a couple more plans for the library... Missel Thrush - a 42 inch wingspan free flight scale model by Eddie Riding From Aeromodeller December 1950... Cheers, Norm"
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