Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless (oz374)


Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless (oz374) from Ace Whitman 1941 - plan thumbnail

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Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless. 15 in span scale rubber by Ace Whittman. Scale WII bomber.

Update 24/02/2014: Fixed the scaling on this one to correct 15in wingspan, at 300 dpi.

Update 01/11/2020: Replaced this plan with a much clearer copy, thanks to MikeKelly.

Quote: "Here's a more complete package for plan Oz374, Ace Whitman's 1941 15 inch span SBD-1 Dauntless. New scan has the instruction, template and marking panes per the original, as well as printwood, emblem sheet and an image of the box art. Scanned from an original kit. Thanks again for all you do to keep these plans available!"

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Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless (oz374) from Ace Whitman 1941 - model pic


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User comments

Here are some pictures [main pic, 004-008] of the Ace Whitman SBD-1 Dauntless (Outerzone 374). Built from the original kit from which I scanned and submitted the plans. All kit wood with the exception of the noseblock, cowl and canopy made using the paper templates on the plan. Not much wood wasted in this kit! Finished with yellow Herr tissue, silver Esaki and the paper insignia included with the kit. Gear is removable. I made two noseblocks - one has the finished sawn prop from the kit, the other has a cut-down Peck 7" prop. It built up light and flies very well on a single 20" loop of 1/8" rubber. Best flight so far is a 93-second thermal ride - video at:
Thanks again for all you do to keep these plans available!
Mike Kelly - 05/04/2021
Jan Novick - 05/04/2021
Absolutely beautiful What a fantastic workmanship. It also makes one think how much people of the newer generations of aeromodellers are missing when they just want to buy those horrendous ARFS spending lots of money and missing the best part of our hobby: building our airplanes
Stay safe!!
Eduardo Barriga - 06/04/2021
As I've said to you already when you constructed this superb flying piece of artwork...not even Ace Whitman (Joe Ott) could have done the justice to this model that you have. Your modeling is such a joy to behold.
Neal Green - 06/04/2021
I have to agree with everyone else here. Superb modeling.
RC Yeager - 06/04/2021
Amen to all the above! Thanks so much for sharing w/ us!
I feel so sorry for all the kids growing up today that will never know the joys of modeling.
Dale Sebring - 01/09/2021
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