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Stinson Reliant (LASER CUT) -
FAC Dime Scale|
Kit FF-35 Stinson Reliant is a 1/42 scale, flying model that uses
the Box and Former method of simplified
construction. Pre-1942 design, eligible for FAC Dime
Scale and Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
The Stinson Aircraft Corporation introduced the Reliant in 1933. It
was a 4 or 5 seat monoplane used primarily for civilian purposes until
the start of WWII at which time several dozen were impressed into
service by the US Coast Guard and Navy.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, laser cut balsa parts,
color coded balsa stripwood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in a variety of appropriate colors. You will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-35 Stinson Reliant (LASER CUT)
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
a photo of your model!
"Hello! I have attached some pictures of my version of your FF-35
Stinson Reliant kit. This was the first Easy Built Model I have built
and it was a blast! I constructed it pretty close to the plans, but
with the edition of some braces to the landing gear. I also used a
bit of a different method for the wheel skirts, I used 4 layers of
flat stock balsa; a layer of 1/8" balsa and 3 layers of 1/32".
For covering I used the chalked tissue method outlined on the 'model
tips' page of your site. I used white glue to attach the tissue to
the airframe, and then Krylon acrylic satin clear finish to seal it
once totally covered. Over all it was a great modeling experience.
It was pretty easy going, which is a nice change from some of my last
more meticulous builds! It's a great little flier too. I've had the
best results with a single 12" loop of the supplied rubber. It
tends to have problems overcoming the torque from heavier motors,
or more loops, since it's such a little thing. Easily trimmed, it
will make nice big slow circles lasting half a minute or longer! I
hope you enjoy the pictures. I can't wait to build more Easy Built
-Kevin Laitala Okemos, Mi.
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.