Luscombe Silvaire (oz3943)


Luscombe Silvaire (oz3943) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1960 - plan thumbnail

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KK Luscombe Silvaire. Free flight scale model. Plan shows Allbon Dart engine.

Quote from KK ad: "These kits build up into the finest and most accurate scale models available today. They look and fly just like the real thing! Super Scale Kit Features: Authentic plans prepared from manufacturers' own works drawings. Lavishly illustrated leaflets ...crashproof one-piece wings, held by internal bands. Detachable tail surfaces and wing struts."

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Update 14/10/2017: Added kit instructions, thanks to NicholasTucker.

Quote: "Instructions. Keil Kraft Luscombe Silvaire. The American Luscombe Silvaire 8-A makes an ideal flying scale design - the plans for this 40 inch span kit model having been drawn up from authentic data supplied by the Luscombe Corporation of Dallas, Texas USA. All parts on the finished model are detachable for easy transportation and safety in crashes. Noteworthy features are the dural undercarriage, one-piece wing and sidemounted powerplant. Any .5 to .8 cc motor (diesel or glowplug) will suitable power this model, though wit the more powerful engines, care must be taken not to run the motor at maximum revs..."

Update 07/06/2018: Added kit review from AMI, April 1998, thanks to RFJ.

Update 20/02/2021: Added alternate instructions scan, thanks to BarryRawle.

Update 26/02/2021: Added alternate parts tracing (includes windscreen pattern) thanks to BarryRawle.

Supplementary file notes

Instructions, alternate scan.
Parts tracing.


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Luscombe Silvaire (oz3943) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1960 - model pic

  • (oz3943)
    Luscombe Silvaire
    by Bill Dean
    from Keil Kraft
    40in span
    Scale IC F/F Cabin Civil Kit
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 25/01/2013
    Filesize: 1365KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: ErikJohnson

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User comments

Hi Steve, This is a super plan to have. Thanks to yourself and to EJ. Be advised that the plan and parts sheets are correct, but the instructions are for the small KK Luscombe Silvaire rubber model (the famous 3/6, then 3/8 and later 3/9 series that filled my life in the late forties!). The price changes mentioned were due to purchase tax changes, not KK prices. If fact, for the old 'uns like me, you can tell the guy's age by whether he calls these kits 3/6, 3/8 or 3/9! (shillings and pence of course!). Best regards,
Brian - 28/01/2013
I'm only 8 years late in replying to this comment. Not sure exactly when the facts of this changed, between then and now, but the instructions here now are certainly for the larger model at 40 inch span.
SteveWMD - 20/02/2021
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