Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:16 Control Line Carrier GANNET A.E.W.3 1962 Nationals winning C/L scale model.
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Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1963
This magnificent 1962 Nationals winning C/L scale model. The ingenious dual engine installation is an engineering project, but the model can also be built as a "single" by those without workshop facilities.
Full size printed plan on a 52” x 28” sheet
Four page article with building notes and photos
Control Line Carrier
Engines .35 and a .15
By Bruce Randle
The most notable feature of this model is the fact that it is powered by two engines, both completely independent units, one of 6 c.c. and the other 2.5 c.c. (glowplug). Although there are two engines, the aircraft is capable of cruising on one engine alone, like its prototype. The twin throttles are interconnected to the flaps and arrester hook and all are controlled by a third line. The necessity for the aluminum nose construction is evident by the fact that it houses 24 roller bearings. The two vents directly behind the cockpit are for a gravity feed lubricating system and engine access is obtained by three removable cowlings.
THE aircraft XL 451, of which this is a scale model, was the third production Gamut and was one of the prototypes that was chosen to establish the deck-landing performance of the A.E.W.3. With the aircraft fully equipped, a total of 48 arrested landings and free take-offs were made.