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, fOItMI:R FUS,ELAGE WI~H $T1!IPS ON
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Eit THE fUS~ NO 'li0 MAKE A FLAt CEMENT Ji)IS~ IN" HOLES WHERE WOOD
Press all die-cut parts from the balsa sheets, work carefully point of single edge razor blade to free any piece that fajls y~u split one of the die-eet piece;, eereee+ together and let on a board or • table with the printed side facing up for quick
to avoid spUtting. U.. to punch out easily. If dry. Arrange the partlidentification.
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CEMENT FORMER WITH STRIPS ON
A TO FUSELAGE THE BACKSIDE,
Clear' the former notches in 'fuselage side Inlmes with the point of rnor bl.de. Pin the two side frames together on a work bond. (FIG. 3). Apply .. generous coat of cement to the tail end of frames /(ARROW). After cement hn 'dried hard, remove pins .and open n end of fram~s (FIG. 4). )'The .cemen't,it' act II hinge while holding the '~t.JIil g8ther. "'" / _!!
Set former E in position between the fuselage frames but do no' cement at this time. Next. cement former A between the nose end of frames-hold with -Rnge,. or rubber band until dry. Do not squeeze frames too hard or you will b. apt to crush them and consequently have to repair the damage.
line up side frames carefully (FIG. 5) and then set the rest of the formers in plu •. After checking the alignment, cement all corners where formers and frames join. FIG. SA. Cut and cement the 1/16" sq. stringers in position as shown in I.rge perspective at right. Stringers are cut from sheet of balsa strip stock.
Apply a generous coa' of cement to disk Unit AA and place it on former A (FIG. 6). Note: DO NOT get cement in recessed area where wood bearing is located. Cement (GENEROUSLY) 1/16" sq. braces to back of formers Land M (FIG. 7). Nex, cut. 1/16" sq. crossbrace extra long; cement in place. When dry, trim off excess (FIG. 8). Then attach stringers to front bottom section of fuselage--cementjng stringers to top of crossbrace first. Cement tailwheel gailr in place ~
Build the right and left wing panels over layout on other side of pliln. Lay plan on work board and pin sheet ,of wax paper over the layouts. Start by pinning the bo~om spar in place and then pinning W·6 in place. Cement ribs to bottom spar and then add the leading and trailing edges.~ Finally cement tip W·7 and the top spars in place.
The rudder end stAbilizer frames are built over the lAyouts on opposite side of pian. Pin WilX pilp.r over layouts and then pin the di e- cut bollsa pieces in position. Cut and fit the balsa spars and then cut and add the rib members (all 1II 6" sq. strip stock). When dry, remove from the wax paper and then trim the spars to proper length.
BOTTOM SECTION IS LEFT OPEN
COVER BOTTOM SECTION BETWEEN WITH S INGLE SECTION OF TISSUE.
ARROWS COVERED SEPARATELY
Sandpilper fuselage fume lightly Cover fuselage frame with sections of tissue-the side frames first and then cover the top and the bottom sections. Apply the tissue dope only to the edge of barn frame members that come in contact with edges of tissue.
Lightly sandpaper the wing, stabilizer and rudder frilmes. Cover both .ides ilnd rudder with single pieces of tissue--also bottom of wing frames. wing frame is covered in sections ill shown above.
of stabilizer Th. top of
Cut plastic exhaust ports ilnd spinner free from formed 51-: slots in sides of spinner then cement lightly to propeller, C canopy free from formed sheet (FIG. 10). Scissors may b the cowl to the nOM of fuselage. Cement canopy to exhaust ports to fuselage.
Note: Frames should b~ tiss..ie covered before assembly.
Assembling the model
LIGHTLY CEMENT INNER TO PROPELLER.
1G. 9 J. C.,.fully cut y cut the tr.nsparent I if desired. Cement 19.. Cement pl •• tic
When asseml>ling model, check with the three view plan to see that parts are in correct alignment. Do this before the cement holding the parts together hardens. Assemble the model as ,follows: Cement the stabilizer in slot at fuselage tail. Cement the rudder to top of tail of fuselage. Cement wing panels to ,sides of fuselage-be sure to score tissue where root ribs join fuselage to insure a strong joint. Check for proper wing dihedral before cement hardens-see front view. Add wing fillets (Wll). Spray model lightly Vi\1h water to shrink tissue-use an insect sprayer or similar device. Bend landing gear wire!). to shape. Cut small hole in tissue a'nd cement main gear wires to wing ribs. Attach wheels and struts (LI). Tie one end of rubber motor with about 10" of light string. Insert other end into fuselage with nose up so rubber will go through inside of formers easily. When rubber is at proper former, insert I /8" dowel through the fuselage and rubber loop. Pull front end of loop through with string. Remove string and slip motor over the propeller hook. Longer flights can be had if you lubricate the rubber with straight castor oil. Purchase about 36" of I /32" x 3/32" Rubber at your hobby store, lubricate, stretch, wind and you can more than double the original turns.
GENEROUSLY CEMENT BETWEEN RIBS - HERE
Make 1 right and 1 left landing gear-see patterns. To install in tissue covered wingcut away tissue between the two W-2 ribs, insert wire into indicilted ..tala. Slit tissue
and generously cement at indicated area only.
SBER MOTOR RECOMMENDED FOR "ONG FLIGHTS
TRAILING EDGE 1 116"xl 18" STRIP"
:>F I /32"x3/32" RU~BER THREAD IS IDEAL -lIS MODEL. ASK FOR IT J)lT YOUR LOCAL HOBBY
REDUCED 3 VIf,W PLAN OF,. NO. AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG
RUDDER AND FIN SEPARATION (Use ruler, ruling pen and ink to make)
INSIGNIA TOP OF LEFT WING AND BOTTOM OF RIGHT WING
OPTIONAL-MAKE GUNS FROM SCRAP BALSA AS SHOWN FUSELAGE STRINGERS HAVE BEEN OMITTED FROM THE TOP AND SIDE VIEWS FOR CLARITY. REFE'R TO PERSPECTIVE ON BACK OF THE PLAN
ALL 1/16" SQ. BALSA STRIPS
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PATTERN ~, WING ANGLE BLOCK. Cement to tissue covered wing 6,REQ
BRACE 1/16" SQ. BALSA STRIPS
BEFORE CUTTING OUT THE BLOCKS OF SMALL LETTERS OR NUMERALS FROM INSIGNIA SHEET. COLOR AROUND 'EM WITH CRAYON TO MATCH COLOR OF FINISHED MODEL.
i) ", ~' side view.
WING PANELS SEPARATED
THIS BOTTOM SECTION IS LEFT OPEN BUBBLE CANOPY ADD HR AFTER COVERING FRAME.
REAR MOTOR MOUNT-USE DOWEL OR MATCH STICK
"- TAILWHEEL '-TAIL GEAR WIRE
-~~ PLASTIC EXHAUST PORTS
FUSELAGE SIDE FRAtltES
THIS MODEL MAY BE PAINTED IF BUILT AS A DISPLAY PIECE. DO NOT PAINT THE MODEL IF IT IS TO BE FLOWN.
INSTRUMENT PANEL -,
_____ Wll "
SUGGESTED COLOR SCHEME
UPPER SURFACES; DARK GREEN AND LIGHT TAN.. LOWER SURFACES; LIGHT BLUE GRAY. FRONT ANTI·GLARE PANEL, PROP BLADES, WHEELS AND MACHINE GUNS, BLACK, EXHAUST PORTS RED
SPECIFICATIONS OF P·51 D MUSTANG SHOWN ABOVE
- -LIGHT ,
BLUE GRAY HERE
_ CEMENT PAPER INTAKE .
WING SPAN 37'·0" OVERALL LENGTH 32'·3" ENGINE ROLLS·ROYCE/PACKARD MERLIN V12 CYL., 1,695 H,P, AT 10,350 FT. MAXIMUM SPEED 437 M.P.H. SERVICE CEILING 40,000 FT.
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I I I
MAIN GEAR WIRE
NO. AMERICAN P-S1D MUSTANG
WING SPAN -17-1/4"
ADD SOME CLAY WEIGHT HERE IF REQUIRED TO BALANCE MODEL CEMENT PAPER INTAKE HERE
(Hinged wheel door L2 may be I omitted-in down position only during raising end lowering of landing gear).
LENGTH - 15"
PAUL K. GUILLOW, INC., WAKEFIELD, MASS.
ELEVATOR ~ND STABILIZER SEPARATION
"no.!~:o~~: ::: :
slight down thrust
PORTION OF RUDDER OVER FUSELAGE
ABOUT 3 TO POWE SHOP.
FLAP SEPARAn (Use ruler, ruling pel! and it TAILWHEEL OMITTED FOR CLARITY SEE SliEP 6
ALL 1/16" SQ. BALSA STRIPS
TOP SPARS 1/16" SQ. BALSA STRIPS
NOTE SLANT AND SLIGHT BEND IN ROOT RIB
USE NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS FOR BENDING WIRE
MAIN lANDING GEAR PATTERN·1 RIGHT AND 1 LEFT REQUIRED
WING RIBS TAIL GEAR PATTERN REQUIRED
(Use ruler, ruling pen and ink to make)
CEMENT MAIN GEAR WIRE BETWEEN RIBS (STEP 12):
MAKE BOTTOM SPAR, LEADING AND TRAILING EDGE THE LENGTH SHOWN. DO NOT CUT OFF EXTENSIONS 1/16"xl /8" STRIPS
ADJUSTING ,~ND FLYING MODEL
After model is completed, place straight pins in wing tips carefully at exact location indicated on plans. The model should balance level when held by pins, if tail is low add some clay weight to nose (bottom) of fuselage. The wings and tail surfaces should be checked for possible warps. Warps can be removed by direct steam from th ..... pout s of a teakettle a.bout half full of water, and boiling slowly. Hold the warped area close to the steam and move in a circular pattern (kee!> your hands well away from the steam). When you see the covering relaxing, gently twist the surface in the opposite direction, remove model from the steam, and hold until the surfac,! tightens up again. Test.glide your model in a grassy field (not on a.:cvindy day). Holding the model by the fuselage and juft behind the trailing edge of the wing, thrust the model gently into the prevailing breeze with the nose slightly down. If the model dives extremely, raise the rear of lhe elevator by brl'lathing on it and twisting· it '.i!>. If the model raises its nose too much, depress the elevat.,'r. The model should also glide straight. "Breath" the rudder to the right if model goes left and vice versa. Mak~ th.. fi/st power flights with about fifty turns on the mo(tlr. Wind the motor c1ock·wise. Hold the model the same way as if you were going to glide it with the tip of the propeller held with your other hand. Release the propeller and thrust the model forward and into the wind with the nose slightly up, The power launch should be no harder than the glide launch. The model should climb gently until power quits, then glide down at a slight angle. If model climbs too much, cement a small piece of light cardboard to former and under the top of nose bearing to create slight down thrust-see sketch on this pian. DISKS
BOTTOM SPAR 1/16"xl /8" STRIP
TOP OF RIGHT WING AND BOTTOM OF LEFT WING
LEADING EDGE 1/,16"xl /8" STRIP
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TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
(Not furnished in kit)
MR. MODEL BUILDER!
Study plan and instructions carefully before proceeding with construction. The general construction procedure is', as follows: I. Build the frames. 2. Cover the fram ..s. 3. Assemble the model. Complete STEP·BY·STEP instructions are furnished on back of this pian.
I. Model airpiane cement for joining parts. Airplane dope for attaching tissue to frames. Both available at your local hobby dealer or chain store. 2. Common pins, about SO are needed. 3. Model builders knife or single edge razor blade. 4. Needle nose pliers for bending the 1/32" wire landing gears. 5. Scissors for CUlling the tissue. 6. A pencil and metal edge ruler. , 7. Some wax paper and a. work board.
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