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1933 Boeing Model 247 Model Plans

Boeing 247These plans will allow one to build the model of the twin Rolls Royce Wasp powered 1933 Boeing 247 passenger liner as shown at the left and in the photos below of the finished model, details of the plans, and the uncovered skeleton. The Boeing 247 was the first multi motored transport to be placed in scheduled operation in the United States.

Note that this is NOT a flying model as designed, but several builders have sucessfully added electric motors and remote controls to versions of this that they have modified. These plans were the winner of a design competition that was presented in Popular Aviation magazine in 1933.

The wingspan of the finished model is 23 inches, and the total length is 17.5 inches. The scale is 5/16” = 1 foot. As can be seen, the construction is tissue covered balsa, using 'stick and tissue' construction for the frame, ribs and formers.

The 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 below.

The plans are inserted into a plastic sheet protector that can be used to store the templates that are cut from the plans, as well as storing the plans themselves.

Multiple 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 the templates.

Boeing 247

These 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.

In 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.

The 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.

Boeing 247

The plans are all printed on only one side of the paper, so that cutting one side doesn't damage something you may need on the other.

The corrected, rescaled plans are then printed full size, to the scale mentioned above, including the original instructions where still available. In all cases, I have added to the original instructions, both on the plans sheets themselves, and in a booklet of generic hints, that aids in building, covering, painting, balancing and flying the model when completed.

It 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.

These two photos above are both of the actual completed model, posed in front of a cloud drawing, and sitting on a table. Note that the plans as drawn do NOT include the plans for, or the ability to, retract the landing gear, but they can be built that way if desired.

Boeing 247

These plans also include additional photos of the original aircraft and details such as those shown in the cutaway at the left to help you finish the model as detailed as you'd like.

The additional photos include items such as close-ups of the control surfaces, engines, parts of the wings, the rudder, the outside of the cockpit, etc.


Boeing Model 247 Model Plans....9.95

Plans will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering, and I will notify you by email at that time. For destinations in the United States, the shipping will be $2.00 for the first set of plans and .50 for each additional set.

For international orders, the shipping will be higher. Also be aware that your country MAY charge custom charges on arrival. These can vary considerably. If concerned, please contact your local postal service for this information.

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