ASJA Viking 1
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About the model
A peanut by Johan Wallin. Best flights are around 60 seconds, and it has won several Swedish scale championships both indoors and outdoors.
The structure is made from balsa, built directly over an enlarged 3-view. Of particular note is the leading edge sheeting, which was made
from very thin balsa bent around the leading edge.
The covering is red Esaki-paper, pre-shrunken with alcohol. After covering, it was sprayed with alcohol
(water used for persistent creases), and finally coated with non-shrinking dope. The registration letters are cut from black paper, the
Stockholmstidningen logos are printed on white paper, with the white areas filled in with white colour before attaching.
The cylinders on the engine are made from drinking straws.
About the origial
The Viking was a Swedish light aeroplane, designed and built by ASJA (AB Svenska Järnvägsverkstädernas Aeroplanavdelning) in 1931.
Two Viking 1:s were built, the one that the model is based on was operated by the newspaper Stockholmstidningen. After the Viking 1 had been destroyed in a crash, the registration SE-FYR was re-used for
the ASJA Viking 2, which in spite of the similair name was a totally different construction.