Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket (oz2852)

 

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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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Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket (oz2852) by Fred Coulson - model pic

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  • (oz2852)
    Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket
    by Fred Coulson
    68in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Multi Military Fighter
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 30/04/2012
    Filesize: 1043KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: archangel, great_plans_BLMCAI

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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
Still have this plane somewhere in the loft. I converted a short nose version to electric. This is the long nose version and the short nose version [model photo & more pics 004-006]. The short nose version is the one I converted to electric.
FredCoulson - 20/03/2019
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