Build a Land Yacht Model Racer
These are plans for a vintage model racer "Land Yacht".
Land yachts are fun to make and exciting to
race. Teamed up with a breezy day and some
smooth pavement, they will provide your youngsters
with hours of amusement.
Their construction is strong but surprisingly
light. Thus, a strip of lead ballast must be tacked
to the bottom of the cross beam if capsizing is
to be avoided. With the exception of the capstan,
which is made to be a snug, friction fit, all
wooden parts are nailed and glued. The sail is
secured with celluloid loops cemented in place.
Much of the yacht's performance depends on
the wheels. For best results use 1-in. model airplane
wheels. They are designed for lightweight
objects and are easily obtained. Wire nails make
Whether you build a few or a whole fleet, this little racer will be a fun summertime activity.
Build a Summertime Racer Model
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