AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED. AIRMARK CASSUTT. AEROMODELLER

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AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED. AIRMARK CASSUTT. AEROMODELLER
AIRCRAFTDESCRIBEDNo. 193
AIRMARK
CASSUTT
described and drawn
by A. A. P. Lloyd
F l y r ng s hor s by 'Ai r Por tr ai l s ' em ohas i s e r he s ouat D ur pos€ful shap€ ol tho Cassutt and its attracrion t;r modet.
m ak i ng, Ihe ai r c r al t i s s o s m att In tac t. that thi s i s the
x r s t ti m e w e hav e ev er m anaged to pubti s h a 1/36th s c ate
or i ei nar dr aw 'ns i s one i nc h
eas e er ani o( If:
Indeed.. one m a'
pur c hac e
the c om nl c l e( l
.
l r om Atr m dr l
Ll - r . as c | | c m \l fnc c \
pc r m i r .
ai r c r afl
pur c hes c
one_ormorc ,rf lour kjts to \uppl) lhc h.ric boncs of
a ( a s \ u l l . A l l c r n n r i v e l \ , o n p r r r c h a s eo f a 5 c t ( r l
D-I-Y plans. one wtll be lrccd wirh Lhc intcrc5tina
c h o i c eu l t \ . r od e r i \ a r i \ c . . L h e I I M o r l l l M
We have drawn the IIIM. Basically the IIM js a
lighter Cassuttwith a 'thin 6% chorditbickncssratio
wing, :rnd a fuselagc l8j inches wide. Definitelv a
racer, this one, though only with a convenicntsi2ed
pllor.
The altcrnateIIIM has a 'thick' I I Dcr cent chord/
rhicLnc.. rrrio wing Thc modified NA( A 2100b
tion is known as Cassutt 1107,and supportsa 22"ccin.
\\ide f seldgc.BoLhaircrafr \ ill acceplmo.r 8s-90hn
c n g i n e . .b I r i n p a i c u l a r r h e R . R . ( o n t i n e n r a lC - 8 i
or C-90. This molor gives the ideal combinationhome-b uilJcrs..lo u naLely f or t hem , $ear nc r c onorlronsar€ perhaps morc favourable lor both fl\inp
ilId b urtd rngo nc-s own air c r alt in t he Sout h W es i
unrre d.\talcs. Mo \t hor hc b ilr \ d( , n t ha\ e dc _ic ina
; rno Inrs ca n.hc r nr olr lc m er en at m odc s t alt it r r dei
In rne un tted Krng Jo m dlr r ing wint c r .
I n \p rle o l lht\. Air m ir k
d. , a c om nenr bas edar
^K ecn rtt. an d run .by Tont Lr
St or ey . uhom aer ophiles
.woniterptunc.
yl1! k!"y lor his TSR-i
G_A'wiv,
na\e un ocrtakcn lo br ing lhe Ci\ aut t lo Fnplir r r d.
N um ber 40, G - AXEA i s doep r ed ov er a , w i th btac k r eai s tr atr on, and w hi te di s c bac k gr ound tor the r ac i na num Ser .
( Al l photogr aphs on r hi s page by Ar por r r ai t- s .)
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indccd as wcll as a racer to Formula I the Airmark
Cassutt is no slouch at aerobatics though not yct
fitted for prolongedinverledrunnjng.
Thc airframc i. ba5icallt a steel tubc sp:lceffanre
fuselage with intcgral fii. Similarly, the ailcrons,
stahiliier. rudder ind clevators arc tube outlines,
Iabric covercd.A claimed strcssingof plus or minus
| 2s revealswhat a sturdv framc itls. The area of the
co;kDit is skinncdinside and out with aluminium,and
a . heet meta l :n ine d ecLing r or r ndq olI t hc . har p
hper ol lh e fu 'ilag c. h eh inJ t hc c oc k pit . CoulingJ .
ctc., irre mctal or lltrreglass.accororng Io easc oI
Anv aeromodellerwould he al home with
r'haoins.
he w iig: a 'co nsran le ho r . l. l8 buill un r ibs . s nr uc e
l a mjrraledma in .p ar, with: oli, l leading edge and
rear rpar. which conslructiongi\e. a simplc rugged
Lo c lc ar
nlr-skinne ru llit. cu t uu t a t lhc c c nlr e- s ec lion
ihi frrselaqe.
Thc spring steel landing gcar is cquipped with indepcndentdisc brakesand like the wing and lailplane
bolts simply to the main fuselagecrutch. Entire airframe is co\'ered with fabric. cemented to thc
Above lett. close-up details ol Tom Siorey's own Cassutt
whic h has the T i oei C l ub badqe on l he fi n and r udder , and
ar rioht. rhe seco-nd cassntl. one has to s.e th€ site of the
tail an the fl es h' to bel i ev e i t! Bol ow i s an Am er i c an R ac er
in l av endor m i s t l i ni s h w i th c hequeted c ontr ol s ur l ac es
FEP BIN T S O F T H IS F EAT U R E PLU S D YE'LIN E C O PIES OF
THE 1/12Ih SC ALE O BIGIN AL OR AW IN GS AR E AVAILABLE
AS PLAN PAC K ( 2905 PF T C E 1Ol . POST F R EE) F R O M AEN O .
MOO ELLER PIAN S SEBVIC E, 13/35 BEID GE ST BEET , H EM ET
H EM PST EAD , H ER T S.
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A b o v e , t h e co ckp i t o f T o m Stor ey' s Cassutt, with car seat
t it m e n t t o a d d co ml o rt i n a n unclutter ed ar angem enr ( Air
P o r t r a i t s p ho to ). A t ri 9 h t, Ca ssutt Racer s in the U.S.A., at
t op t h e r e d , w h i te a n d b l a ck ' Er ie Scar ab number 99. Nexr
is J i m C l eme n t's Mk.l l
i n red and white iinish, r acing
nu m b e r 5 5 T h e .o ckp rt rs |ro m lhe Boo Rdy Num ber A1 as
rt b o t l o m sh o wi n q i rs mo d i fi e d squar e cut lail sur faces The
nlo s t s u c c e ssfu l o f a l l ra ci n q cassutts. ' Boo is owned and
i l o wn b y Mar ion Baker .
(F u sse l l B ro wn photos) .
tu bulaf 1r ' : r n r cd i r c c t . r n d fin ish ccl n o r m a lly h ,v lir st
tru t c ning i r n d t h e n c o l o u r i n g to ch o icc.
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