Grumman Skyrocket (oz1507)


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Grumman Skyrocket. Free flight scale rubber model. Twin engined fighter.

Update 11/11/2020: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, also added printwood scan, thanks to MikeKelly.

Quote: "Here's a single-sheet scan of the plan and a scan of the printwood for oz1507, Megow's 15 in span Grumman F5F Skyrocket (originally sold as Megow Kit N-4 or F-60). Scanned from an original kit.
As an interesting side note, I've included a scan of the F5F feature Model Airplane News published in their August 1940 issue. The three-view accompanying that article matches many of the inaccuracies in the Megow F5F (and other contemporary F5F models). Wing taper, wing placement on the fuselage and engine nacelle length all differ from the actual aircraft. The three-view also includes linework and comments on the non-scale inline engine configuration Megow chose for their model. Perhaps this article was the reference Megow's designer used when creating this plan.
After switching to carved counter-rotating two-bladed props I've been able to coax some decent (30-second or so) flights out of the model. It won't be a contest-winner, but it's challenging and very satisfying to get it flying, and a fun shape to see in the air [pic 006].
Thanks again for all you do to keep these plans available!"

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Article (MAN Aug 1940).
Previous scan version.


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Added three great photos of the completed model, thanks to MikeKelly [more pics 003-005].
Mary - 07/08/2018
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