Phantom Mite (oz1404)


Phantom Mite (oz1404) from Keil Kraft 1961 - plan thumbnail

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KK Phantom Mite. Control line trainer for .5 to .8 motors. Wingspan 16 in.

The original (open cockpit) Keil Kraft Phantom Mite (oz881) first appeared in the 1940s. This here is the later version of the plan, with bubble canopy.

Quote: "The Keil Kraft Phantom Mite is just about the toughest model available to the newcomer to control line flying. Features all-sheet construction with wings, tailplane, rudder and fuselage sides ready-cut to shape. For .5 to .8 cc motors. Wingspan 16 in. 16/3."

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Phantom Mite (oz1404) from Keil Kraft 1961 - model pic


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I'm in the middle of a build of a Phantom Mite from the plans (in the kit my brother built in the early 1970s - with additional material from OuterZone!). One item I have - very bashed up - from the original model is a 1-1/4 inch (1.25 inch / 32mm) spinner. Try as I might, I have failed to find a replacement spinner, or indeed any spinner suitable for a 0.5cc Mills look-alike diesel with a M3.5 (3.5mm diameter) prop shaft. Likewise, finding 6x4 or 7x4 props for the same engine is proving. Does anyone know of a source today? Or knows a manufacturer looking for an opportunity at the small end? 8-)
Pete in East Sussex - 14/01/2019
Brodak sells a 1.25 in aluminium spinner for 1/2A engines that will suit this model. APC sells 6 and 7 inch props in various pitches.
TonyL - 16/01/2019
Hello Oz, A few photos of my latest build, the KK Phantom Mite [main pic, 004,005]. Powered by a DC bantam 049. Keep well - soon be flying again! Best regards,
Tony Wright - 25/03/2020
Try me for props I have many. Some beautiful wooden and some used plastic. Spinner, maybe.
Cheers Andrew
andrew molton - 14/10/2020
Got one in early 70's (thanks Dad) I had the .05 DC Bantam Engine. I can't remember exact year.. 73 or 74 but it was under powered and felt like I was just swinging it around until I fell over. Happy days..
Jeff W - 25/06/2021
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