Fairey Flycatcher from RC Scale International, May/ June 1999. Radio control scale model biplane, for 50 - 70 four stroke engines.
Quote: "Build this 46-1/2in span biplane from our free plan.
I built my prototype many years ago which is why there are no construction photographs with this article. I mentioned it during a conversation with the Editor and we agreed that as it's a little modelled subject but with good proportions for an R/C model it would be of interest to the readers. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The prototype is sadly no more, as during some inverted passes I flew it through a barbed wire fence! Seeing the finished drawings again have made me keen to build another one.
Originally it was designed for a side mounted O.S. 40 four stroke, but I never got to fly her with this engine as I used it in another model. Even a 25 two-stroke would be adequate for the Flycatcher, but a four-stroke is ideal as the extra weight all helps with that short nose. Also the exhaust is a smaller affair than with a two-stroke but with a bit of fiddling a keen builder could doubtless get it all in.
Fuselage. This is the fun part! The fuselage longerons are 1/4 x 1/4 hard balsa, and the upright cross members from 1/8 x 1/4 medium balsa. Let the longerons in on the top edge. Build the second side over the first and leave to dry..."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
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Update 13/04/2018: added article, thanks to RFJ.
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