Volume 2

This 3-tape course shows in easy steps how to get out of the prison of dependency on available kits and plans.  Can you imagine picking out any airplane ever made and creating your own unique RC version?  A century of aviation history at your feet!  Yet, there are modelers -- just a few -- who can do this.  With a study of this series, you'll have this enviable skill!

This series of 3 'How To' tapes was developed to carefully walk a modeler through all the necessary steps to easily create an original scale model design ... from a small three-view plan and readily available researched documentation.

'Techniques' with great tips in the following order.

  • How design and structural factors impact each other

  • Engine and tank

  • Front end design

  • Drawing ellipses and parabolas - easily !

  • 'Incidence' & 'decalage' explained

  • Fuselage layout

  • Airfoil sources

  • Airfoil terms and design explained

  • Plotting airfoils from co-ordinates

  • Engine mounting

  • Tank 'box' design

  • Correct fuel tank size

  • Wing parting choices

  • Radio location

  • On-board glow-battery

  • Bulkhead location

  • Fuselage lofting

  • The 'graph' method of enlarging complex shapes

Designing a scale model from 'Scratch' becomes so much more simple, and more rewarding, when all the 'Master Modelers Scale Secrets' are exposed .... right here !

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