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Old Jun 08, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Free plan: Gas Camera Model - non-scale gas from 1938 Model Airplane News

With all of the attention these days about UAVs with "eyes in the sky" here's one from the 1930s. Nothing's really new. Its the Gas Camera Model - a non-scale gas free flight model from 1938 Model Airplane News. Make it RC and put one of the micro TV cameras in it and bring it up to date!

The plan is so large (the files are full size at 84 inch wingspan) that it may not fit many wide printers. For this reason I have also provided a version with two plan halves with overlap in .PDF format so those of you that can't find a printer wider than the usual 36" size can output two sheets and paste them together.

Use the .PDF files to build from.

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Old Jun 08, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Hi Planeman,

You're too prolific.....I haven't quit drooling over the KielKraft Falcon yet and you present another....Keep up the great work. Thanks

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Old Jun 09, 2010, 01:40 PM
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Hi Planeman,

Correct me if I am wrong but I think this plane is a Weather's Westerner. Can anyone confirm this? Oh and thanks for the great work you are doing making these great old plans available.

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Old Jun 09, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Hi Planeman,

Correct me if I am wrong but I think this plane is a Weather's Westerner. Can anyone confirm this? Oh and thanks for the great work you are doing making these great old plans available.

Wayne
SAM's gas model list has both the Camera Plane and Westerner listed..both attributed to Weather, both using the same picture. I think they're one in the same, but I'm no expert. Pretty bird though. wonder if Kinko's can print that PDF out to about a 5 foot span?
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Same model, except the Westerner plans don't show the camera details.
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 10:38 PM
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I have to ask: would you trust your Brownie in that thing? :-P

That's a VERY busy wing structure! I bet you had to pull the silkREAL tight,
to get it to warp.

Thanks, PM, for another beautiful plan!
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Well the other day I went into the local print shop with this plan on a stick and enquired about printing .As we all know now that the file is huge and it needed some one to do what ''planeman '' has . Well today I went back to the same copy shop with the two required views as at the top of the page of this thread. So many thanks to ''planeman '' for doing what I'm not capable of.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Same model, except the Westerner plans don't show the camera details.
The Westerner is a beautiful plane.

CC,
I apologize for asking, as I should know the answer. What is the smaller plane in the background covered in gold/yellow to match the Westerner? Looks to be a parasol mounted flying wing design. Very high on the cute factor of old time designs.

Thanks,
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 01:41 PM
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The Westerner is a beautiful plane.

CC,
I apologize for asking, as I should know the answer. What is the smaller plane in the background covered in gold/yellow to match the Westerner? Looks to be a parasol mounted flying wing design. Very high on the cute factor of old time designs.

Thanks,
That is a Waterman Aeromobile for 1/2 A Texaco Scale.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 02:10 PM
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That is a Waterman Aeromobile for 1/2 A Texaco Scale.
Thank you for the quick reply.

I found the plan on Outerzone and the magazine article of it in a post on the Vintage pre-1960 thread.
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