Super Scorpion (oz2081)

 

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About this Plan

Super Scorpion. Free flight power model. Wingspan 66 inches.

The original Keil Kraft Scorpion (oz5785) was 44 inches in span.

This plan is the subject of some controversy. It seems to be a modern re-drawn plan of an enlarged Scorpion. It shows RC tail surfaces. This plan includes a Keil Kraft logo, but historically KK never published a 'Super Scorpion'. This plan probably dates from 1980 onwards. Suggest users worried about historical fidelity do a search for 'Scorpion' and the earlier 'Answer' design by Gordon Murray. Thanks to Brian Cox for helping with this clarification.

The plan is not branded as from Ben Buckle, but most likely that is where this plan first came from. The plan is branded with 'Restoration by Lubo Hrncar', and dated 2011.

Update 01/10/2018: Added kit review from Radio Modeller, September 1986, thanks to RFJ.

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Super Scorpion - completed model photo

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User comments

Hello. Just a word to say I have a Super Scorpion model aircraft I am flying on 3 channel. It's a very nice model to fly with a 35 cc O.S. engine so if anyone likes older vintage types have one of these model aircraft, very stable too.
MikeTilley - 16/10/2015
Here you have a picture of my Super Scorpion [more pics 003]. It's a 3 channel model. Greetings from Otwock, Poland!
Marcin - 04/05/2017
Here are a couple of pictures of my Super Scorpion built from the kit which I was given and your plans as they were missing from the kit [more pics 004, 005]. This is electric powered and carries a tiny but excellent Mobious Camera.
PeterMiller - 06/01/2019
My Super Scorpion on approach [more pics 006, 007].
PeterCarter - 24/02/2019
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