Fun Scale Spitfire (oz10965)
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Fun Scale Spitfire 40. Radio control sport-scale WWII fighter model. Wingspan 56 in, wing area 567 sq in, for .40 power with 4 channels.
Quote: "Over the past several years, the Fun Scale line has introduced a wide range of modellers to scale RC flying. The typical scale model is not only hard to fly but usually requires an engineering degree and a long winter to build. Fun Scale changed all that. With a minimum of modeling experience, you can successfully build and fly scale models.
The formula for this is simple. Spend more time engineering the product to minimize the parts count and keep the weight off. Fewer parts translates into fewer building hours and of course less weight. By keeping the models light, the flying speeds are greatly reduced, take-offs and landings are slower, high speed turns can now be done without the fear of a tip stall. The whole flight process is slowed down so aerobatics are slower and more controlable.
The Spitfire is one of the world's best known WWII fighters. Dynaflite's Fun Scale Spitfire turns this complex subject into a simple to build and fly model. The construction is all wood, and with its light weight the flight performance is excellent. Now anyone can enjoy the excitement of scale modeling. Step up to Fun Scale."
Quote: "Hi Mary and Steve. Here is a plan of the discontinued Dynaflite kit of the Fun Scale Spitfire 40. I was given a wing from one that had crashed due to failure of the horizontal stabilizer. The wing was repairable, so I built a new fuselage and tailplane. It flew well, but the LG is a bit weak and should be reinforced, as should the tailplane by building it with a continuous centre section with the grain running spanwise. The plan is a bit rough, as it was scanned from a folded copy of the original. But I believe there is enough there for an experienced builder. Build some washout into the wingtips as there is a tendency to tip stall as you are landing. Best Regards, MJB"
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Update 10/03/2019: Added alternate version of the same scan, thanks to Gene.
Quote: "Hi, Here is a darker, smaller and somewhat cleaned Fun Scale Spitfire. The file is at 400 dpi but the original scan was not. Did not make any attempts to re-align the many scanning slippages. The file has been changed form grayscale to monochrome. Gene"
Update 26/04/2021: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, as posted on HPA by mgquiroz, see https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=11837. This copy of the plan here has had some minor cleanup just to remove paper crease marks.
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