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Curtiss P6-E Hawk ( 32 in. / 81.3 cm )

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Curtiss P6-E Hawk

Aircraft Plan Co.'s Curtiss P6-E Hawk

The Curtiss P6-E Hawk was the last in a series of biplane interceptors manufactured for the Army Air Corps
in the 1930s. The full size plane has distinctive "hawk" markings and is considered to be one of the most
beautiful planes from that era. The model, spanning 32", was designed by noted American model designer
Paul Plecan in 1947 using the then new novel model engine "glow plug", much simpler and more reliable than
ignition systems using points, a condenser, and an on-board battery; a Vivell "Forty Niner" powerplant is shown
on the plans. As shown, the model has a significant degree of structural complexity. The wing ribs are closely
spaced and the number of ribs could be reduced by 50% without significant loss of strength. The fuselage
appears to be carved from a balsa "log", then split in half and hollowed out; a more conventional approach would
use sheet balsa sides and formers, with stringers running fore-and-aft, supported by formers, above and below
the sheet sides.

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Sources: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195997/curtiss-p-6e-hawk/
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ID: 80568
File Size: 1.5 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Fighter
Scale:Scale (1:12)
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Publisher: Aircraft Plan Co.
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: Plan G-22
Designer: Paul Plecan
Date: 01/1947
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
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Added: 26/03/2015 02:19
Updated: 31/05/17 11:10:46pm
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Plan ID:80568
Keywords:Curtiss P6-E Hawk biplane fighter Plecan control line sport scale
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 32 in. / 81.3 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Aircraft Plan Co.
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Reference:Plan G-22
Designer:Paul Plecan
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Plans from Magazines
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Date:26/03/2015 02:19
File size:1.5 MB
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