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1935 Chester Racer Flying Model Plans

CHESTERThis set of plans will allow the builder to create a flying scale model of one of the famous racers of the 1930s. It recalls the exciting early days of pylon air races with other memorable craft such as the Texaco Racer (the Northrop Gamma), The Caudron-Renault, and the Mew Gull. All of which I also have plans available for.

These plans will allow one to build the rubber powered flying model of the 1935 Chester Racer as shown at the left and in the photos below of the finished model, details of the plans, and the uncovered skeleton.

The wingspan of the finished model is 18 inches, and the total length is 14 inches. 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 plastic sheet protectors 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.

CHESTERThese 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.


Unlike the originals, these plans are all printed on only one side of the paper or card stock, 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. 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, and a flying propeller for... well ... flying!

These two photos to the left are of the actual completed model, covered and uncovered.


This last close-up as well as the one of the side above, show some of the detail that is present in the plans. These scans shown here are not representative of the quality of the plans themselves. These are reduced in resolution and size to make smaller files for downloading. The plans themselves are clearly printed drawings, highly detailed, and full size, to the scale mentioned above.

The plans include the markings and 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 patience dictate.

The original drawings and dimensions for the plans were taken directly from the full size aircraft, and reflect the original very accurately.

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1935 Chester Racer Flying 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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