Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754)

 

Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Vought F8U-1 Crusader. Scale control line IC ducted fan model of the Navy jet fighter. Wingspan 27 in, length 33.75 in, for 1/2A engines. Scale is 1/16. Kit no 4-17.

Quote (from ad): "Powered by a Pratt & Whitney J-57-P4 with afterburner, the Crusader holds America's speed record of 1,015 mph & has made the fastest transcontinental flight to date. The first carrier aircraft to exceed 1000 mph.

Full size plans with carefully organized construction proceedure and sketches make this model easy to build. Construction is lightweight for maximum ducted fan performance. Formed plastic parts simplify assembly.

Five years experimentation by Berkeley, with ducted fan type models have helped make this dramatic new design a reality. Six ounces of static thrust make out-of-sight flights possible. Ideal for new 'pull-starter' engines.

Landing Gear Optional - Not included."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 3/10/2023: Added full page Berkeley ad for the Crusader (supplement PDF) also a pic of the Veron impeller instructions (see pic 012).

Update 13/11/2023: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Pit.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary file notes

Advert.
Previous scan version.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz2754)
    Vought F8U-1 Crusader
    by Henry Struck
    from Berkeley (ref:4-17)
    1957 
    27in span
    Scale IC F/F C/L Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    formers incomplete :(
  • Submitted: 13/04/2012
    Filesize: 2745KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: patrickurbain, Pit
    Downloads: 4509

ScaleType:
  • Vought_F-8_Crusader | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
    ------------
    Test link:
    search RCLibrary 3views (opens in new window)


    ScaleType: This (oz2754) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.


    Notes:
    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F-8_Crusader
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 004.jpg
004.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 005.jpg
005.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 006.jpg
006.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 007.jpg
007.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 008.jpg
008.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 009.jpg
009.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 010.jpg
010.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 011.jpg
011.jpg
Vought F8U-1 Crusader (oz2754) by Henry Struck 1957 - pic 012.jpg
012.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

from Pit's attic: I remember my father building this model when I was 5-6 y.o. around 1969 [main pic, 004-010]. He built it from the original plan and probably reduced balsa width of the pieces. He decided for single channel with his own made radio control utilizing Graupner Bellamatic not proportional servos. Probably due to the radio system weight abandoned the project unflown. Believe it or not the model weight is only 370 gr, 54 years of dust enclosed!
I'm thinking to give it a second chance with modern brushless motor and micro servos.
Pit - 29/09/2023
The impeller looks a lot like the ones that Phil Smith in England did with some of the Veron model jets. I've seen a couple of them fly at Middle Wallop. They were originally powered by Cox 049s on high nitro (although I assume the Brits used diesels). With a modern brushless powered ducted fan, this Crusader should fly a treat.
Mike Myers - 29/09/2023
Strangely enough the word 'Veron' on the box seems to confirm this.
Circlip - 30/09/2023
My father built the model from Berkeley plan, not directly from the kit that had a five bladed aluminium impeller (see advertising), Veron impellers was the "top" at the time for ducted fan models and available in Italy, more efficient than the original that was retained dangerous too. Note the pinned fan blade to avoid their distact due to centrifugal force. (see instruction, mine Mod.B) The engine bearer are spaced for Cox Tee Dee 051 the most powerful 1/2 Half engine of the world until the arrival of the Russian Norvel 0.8.
Pit - 30/09/2023
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2024.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.