1934 Bellanca Aircruiser Flying Model Plans
plans will allow one to build the rubber powered flying model of the
1934 Bellanca Aircruiser as shown at the left and in the photos
below of the finished model, details of the plans, and the uncovered
wingspan of the finished model is 20 inches, and the total length is
12.5 inches. As can be seen, the construction is tissue covered
balsa, using 'stick and tissue' construction for the frame, ribs and
plans are complete and highly detailed, and can be used to construct
and finish the model exactly as shown in the photo of the model
templates are included for the formers and ribs. They are included
on pages separate from the plans themselves. This way, the plans
won't be damaged if your method of construction includes cutting out
plans were originally published in 1930s aviation magazines and were
not necessarily complete in that they sometimes had to be scaled to
fit the magazine's pages.
doing so, some pieces were left out or split to comply with space
constraints and fit on adjoining pages. It was left to the builder
to reconstruct parts or rescale the drawings where needed.
plans that I am offering here are scanned from the originals. They
are then redrawn, rescaled, and corrected where needed with the use
of graphic editing programs to combine split components, correct
errors and add missing parts.
the originals, the plans can be printed on only one side, so that cutting one side doesn't damage something you may need on the other.
Instructions are included to enable one to print the corrected, rescaled plans full size on ANY printer, to the scale
mentioned above, including the complete original instructions. I
have added to the original instructions, both on the plans sheets
themselves, and in a file of generic hints, that aids in
building, covering, painting, balancing and flying the model when
also includes hints and tips to make your finished model an item to
be proud of. The plans include the details for a scale propeller for
display, and a flying propeller for... well ... flying!
These two photos to the left are of the actual completed model, covered
last close-up shows some of the
detail that is present in the plans. The scan shown here is not
representative of the quality of the plans themselves. This one is
reduced in resolution and size to make a smaller file for downloading
on this website. The plans themselves are clearly printed,
highly detailed drawings, reproduced full size to the scale mentioned above.
plans include the markings and some information on the original
paint scheme. This detail is present throughout the entire model, so
the builder can choose any level of finishing that his skill and
original drawings and dimensions for the plans were taken directly
from the full size aircraft in the 1930s, and reflect the original
These plans are totally free, but it would certainly be appropriate to consider donating something to help pay for the effort and work I've put into converting and updating these 80+ year old plans.
Most builders donate $10 or more, but you can select as little as $1 or as much as you want.The choice is up to you. Just click on the PayPal button to the right. If you do not have a PayPal account you may pay with a credit card. If you feel these plans are not worth the effort I have put into them, then by all means, you do not have to donate anything. But in either case, please enjoy the plans, and the flying model you can build from them! Thanks for your interest...