Scarab (oz4442)


Scarab (oz4442) by Albert E Hatfull 1949 - plan thumbnail

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Scarab. Free flight power model. Designed for Amco .87 diesel power.

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Update 02/07/2018: Added a supplement file, Scarab plan redrawn from scratch in vector format, thanks to BryanGostlow.

Quote: "I've drawn up Scarab (Albert E Hatfull from Worcraft - 1949 - 35in span) and have had around ten 'kits' laser cut for friends. It is true to Albert's design but is seen to fly mostly with 2 or 3 channels, eg motor and rudder. I'm attaching a drawing in case you'd like to include it on your site. In addition, I've drawn it at 150% with some modest structural changes and had several 'kits' laser cut - they too fly well. Regards, Bryan"

Update 29/12/2018: Added printwood tracing file, thanks to rchopper56.

Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, very pretty model so I could not resist tracing the print wood in CAD. Because this is in a sense a tracing, I had to make many assumptions. Although nice and clean, You may not want to use for I am sure there are errors but then, there were errors in the original. Some day I just may do a CAD drawing of this pretty model. That way, the enclosed PDF file could be corrected. Gene"

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Printwood scan.
Vector redrawn plan.
Printwood tracing.


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Scarab (oz4442) by Albert E Hatfull 1949 - model pic

  • (oz4442)
    by Albert E Hatfull
    from Worcraft
    35in span
    IC F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 22/05/2013
    Filesize: 574KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector
    Credit*: vintage1, BryanGostlow, rchopper56
    Downloads: 2585

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User comments

Recently built a Scarab to Hatful's original plan, but mod v slightly for modest increase in span as per Bryan's excellent drawings. With a RedFin 049 on board it disappears from view very rapidly! Had to get a tree surgeon into retrieve it last time. Strong, light aeroplane ... superb. The photo is my 44" span version ... not quite flightworthy! [more pics 007]
JohnCh - 13/12/2018
I see you've added my Scarab drawing to your archive - many thanks. Recently, to celebrate 70 years of the Scarab, three friends flew theirs at Impington, all laser cut from the plan you've posted [more pics 008]. Look closely and there's a 1.5x Scarab and other Albert Hatfull designed models (and a couple of not so subtle references to his name). The Scarabs were built and flown by Alan Hunter, Tony Neal and Richard Staines (x2) - other models were by Alan Hunter
BryanGostlow - 09/08/2019
I've been sent another photo of the Albert Hatfull/Scarab event at Impington [more pics 009].
BryanGostlow - 23/08/2019
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  • Plan File Filesize: 574KB Filename: Scarab_FF_oz4442.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 246KB Filename: Scarab_FF_oz4442_printwood.pdf
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  • Supplement Filesize: 121KB Filename: Scarab_FF_oz4442_vector.pdf
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