Era Model Service
Quality Plan Sets for Radio Control Aircraft
Carl Goldberg's 1938 Comet Clipper
1/8 X 3/8 balsa side stringers. Lacking 48 inch strips, 36 inch
strips were insalled and the remaing lengths were splized on at the aft
end. After installation they were shaped to taper at the aft end
per the plan top view, and to fair with the front fuselage 1/16 ply
The 3/32 ply firewall istalled with 5 minute epoxy.
jig parts and the aft cowl 1/32 ply are assembled, with the front ply
cowl ring resting on top. Tack the 1/8 balsa jig parts to the aft
1/32 ply part, but do not glue the front cowl ring to the jig, it just
rests on it during construction. I cut out hte clearance for the
motor mount here, but it is better to not do that until the cowl is
The 3/16 balsa cowl supports are installed, and the basla front cowl parts. Don't glue the front parts to the jig.
The side 1/64 ply is installed, and 1/8 X 3/8 balsa has been
glued to the 1/64 ply and shaped to receive the top and bottom ply
bottom ply installed. I left the aft end a bit curved to allow
cooling air to flow.
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