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Spitfire F-65. Control line sport model. For Royal Spitfire .065 engine.
Quote: "New swept-wing supersonic jet designed fighter."
Quote: "I built this plane from a kit from 1953. It flies pretty well and looks like it is from 1950. There should be enough information here for someone to build this kit. Let me know if anything is unclear, or needs to be in a different format. Regards, Mike"
Quote: "The following is the information needed to build and fly the F-65:
These plans when enlarged 136% will be approximately full size. The plans were meant as an assembly guide and are not completely accurate. The wing on the plan is shown in perspective for the degree of dihedral the plans call for [see morepics 006, showing wing with scale to adjust for correct size. The wing leading edge is 10-3/4 in or 274mm].
The fuselage and the wing tip tanks are simple turned balsa wood cylinders. The wings are each made from two pieces, the front part has a flat bottom airfoil, the rear piece of the wing is flat.
The original Royal Spitfire .065 turns a Nylon Top Flight 6 x 3P prop at 12,000RPM. A Wen Mac 'Hot Shot' motor (the type with a glow head rather than a glow plug) would fly this model quite well. The model balances 27% back front the leading edge of the wing where the wing joins the fuselage. The aluminium cowl could be made by making a paper pattern around the front of the model around the engine, then taping the pattern to a soda pop or other aluminium can and cutting it out. The spinner is 2 in long and 1-5/16 diameter, this is close enough to 32mm, a fairly common size for modern spinners. The canopy can be made by making a plug and melting plastic over it with a heat gun, or buying a cheap tool in a plastic container of the right shape.
This plane flew well, and has a great early 1950s look to it."
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User commentsAll photos [model photo & more pics 003-008] thanks to Mike Halbrook.
Mary - 01/10/2018
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