Der Jaeger has become a classic in biplanes, and this great model is no exception
WELL, Model Airplane News has to take direct credit for this design. In the November 1984 issue they ran a page titled “Planes Worth Modeling,” with four-views of the Der Jaeger that just begged to be built. Because I am a bipe nut and 1 had recently seen a1/4-scaleDer Jaeger that I liked, 1 was hooked!
The four-views were helpful in laying out my plans and 1 came up with a wingspan of 48 inches, or approximately ‘/.s-scale. 1 figured that a Fox* .40 I had on hand would fill the power requirements.
Before I get into the building sequence, there are a few construction features l’d like to talk about. I built up the cowl by carving a piece of white foam to shape, then painting it with a water-based Latex before applying the glass and resin. then hogged out the foam and washed the cowl with gasoline—outside in the open air, of course!
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