Thursday, September 8, 2011

Aeromodeller 1953-11


When the Auster Ambulance made its debut two years ago, many an ardent scale fan expressed the opinion that here, at hist, is the ideal subject for scale radio control. Hut the Auster B/4 is not all that easy to reproduce to perfect scale and remain a reliable flier, as several modellers have already discovered. The near symmetrical scale wing section is one detail that has to be modified to Clark Y or similar, and of course, the dihedral must be increased slightly. Here, in Mr, StowelTs model, we have the ideal mean. A scale model blended with practical design, and a grand radio design at the same time. Portability has been considered, as will be seen in the two photos below, and silk, nylon or rayon covering advised as an aid to increased strength. Wing and wing struts arc rubber tensioncd and "knock-oil-able".