Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:12 Control Line World War One BRISTOL M. I C
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Full size Printed Plans & Article
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Full size printed plan on a 28” x 22” sheet
Three page article with building notes and photos
Control Line Scale
Engines.14 - .23
By WALTER A. MUSCIANO
The model presented here is constructed to a wale of 1 equals 1'. This enables any powerplant of from .14 to .23 cubic‑inch displacement to be successfully used. An .099 engine in good working condition will power this craft and a .29 engine will be certain to provide some very fast flights. Construction is quite simple and the model falls together quickly.
Instead of following the construction of the full size plane by using numerous ribs and longerons and then covering entire structure with tissue or silk, we decided to make our model more rugged and serviceable by planking the fuselage while our wing is sheet‑balsa covered. Wing ribs can be simulated with heavy thread cemented over the covered wing if desired. Layers.of wood sealer and dope will fillet thread and create the impression of wing ribs and fabric covering.
One of the cleanest‑looking airplanes of the first World War was the Bristol M.1c. This fighter was used by the British in Africa and Arabia from 1915 through 1917 for ground strafing, scouting and intercepting bombers. Its armament consisted of one fixed Vickers machine gun mounted atop the cowl just forward of the cockpit. Probably the most unusual feature of this bullet‑nosed monoplane was the hole placed in each side of the wing. This improved the pilot's otherwise poor visibility by allowing him to look downward for landings and general combat requirements.