Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket oz2852


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Submitted to Outerzone: 30/04/2012
Outerzone planID: oz2852 | Filesize: 1043KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: archangel, great_plans_BLMCAI


About this Plan

Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket - Stand off scale US naval fighter prototype for 4-6 channel RC and 2x .25 or .30 cubic inch motors.

Scale is 1-5/8in = 1 ft. Designed by Fred Coulson, drawn by Mike Trew.

Restored by 'great_plans' BLMCAI 2004.

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oz2852 datafile

Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket  
by Fred Coulson
68in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C LowWing Multi Military Fighter
all formers complete :)



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User comments

This plan of my Skyrocket is accurate. I drew the plan and Mike True set it out on film. I still have the ordinal somewhere. I won the British Nationals Woodvale and the Mini Nats in the late 70s and early 80s. I also have the long nose version of this plane. Regards,
FCoulson - 29/11/2015
Dear Steve, you made my day! I was looking for a plan for a XF5 off and on since ? you wouldn't believe it ? 1956. I was in and out of RC modelling but never forgot the (ugly?) but unique airplane. Now I finally found a plan I could work from. I most likely will modify the unit into an electric bird. In order to save me a lot of head and heartaches I would like to ask you if you know anybody who produces a lasercut kit of this model. In any case you were a great help. With friendly regards.
Anon - 07/06/2018
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