Hawker Tempest (oz12422)

 

Hawker Tempest (oz12422) by Timo Starkloff 2008 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Hawker Tempest. Radio control scale model WWII fighter. Wingspan 106 cm. Scale is 1/12.

Sport-scale model designed for RC combat.

Note this plan is freely available online (see datafile), since it was shared by the designer himself.

Quote: "Blueprint only for private, but not commercial use."

Quote: "The other model is a 1/12 Hawker Tempest and yet untested, not build and flown. In 2009 I published a plan for the Hawker Typhoon which proved to be easy to build and fly, very tough in aircombat contests and is build until today in good numbers. I made the minor changes from Typhoon to Tempest already in 2009, but never managed to build one due to many other projects. If you recognise any mistakes, please tell me so I can correct the plan for other modellers. Also position of CG is drawn only approximately. Pictures and experiences from you would be helpful to bring this plan in a modellers magazine one day.

I've flown the Typhoon with .15 and .20 engines, others used .25 and also electric motors of around 300-400W and 3S3000-4000 accumulators. It's a small and light aeroplane and doesn't need much power to fly. For aircombat contests and the tight manouvers flown more reserve is needed, of course.

As guidance for building the Tempest, it's a good advice to follow the build of the Typhoon: www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread..."

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At least one plan by Timo has been published on RCME, and he is also on https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/. I'm sure there's something about this plan there, too. I also like the 1/12 Bf 109 plan that he sells, primarily designed for scale combat but will work as a small fun warbird. It has options for many versions.
perttime - 24/08/2020
Yes, I put the link to Timo's post releasing the plan in the datafile, on this page. For reference. It's at https://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=154347 :)
SteveWMD - 24/08/2020
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