Heinkel He 111 (oz6846)
About this Plan
Heinkel He 111. Radio control scale twin bomber, for 2 x .30 engines.
Quote: "IN MAY 1941 I had my first view of the Heinkel 111, when I was very nearly on the receiving end of a mass attack on the London Dock area. From that time to this I have had an abiding fascination for this evil looking aircraft. From 1941 to 1974 this fascination lay relatively dormant, so glad was I to have escaped the attention of the Luftwaffe who, it seemed, had flattened large areas of London in an attempt to find me. However, my interest was reawakened in later years after seeing that characteristic glazed nose and curved wing again during the making of the film 'The Battle of Britain'. So keen was this interest that I have now built three Heinkels, each an improvement on the last. This design represents the culmination of these efforts and, I hope, means that I have now got it out of my system sufficiently to move on to other scale models.
The model is to 1/12th scale (enlarged from MAP drawing 2926) and represents a Heinkel He111 H-2, which was one of the most produced variants. Since this is not a beginner's model (what Stand-off Scale twin engined model is?) I do not propose to attempt the glue A to B type of instructions. There is nothing particularly complex in the construction but there is a lot of it, and just to make life interesting Herr Heinkel appears to have designed the aircraft without the benefit of a straight-edge. The only obvious straight lines in the aircraft are the leading edges of the wings and the control surface hinge lines! The construction notes therefore assume a certain amount of experience in building and concentrate on the more difficult or unusual bits. The plans themselves contain as much detail as I could cram in and careful study should resolve any difficulties.
I always build the wings first, mainly because I enjoy building them and once completed their very presence gives me the en-thusiasm to proceed, but also because they are needed to complete the fuselage.
Wings: The wing is built in three sections, centre section and outer panels, using overlapping spars to join the sections. Start with the centre section by making up the main spars and their braces. To join the sections, which is done before the nacelles are added, place the centre section on the work bench and slot the outer panels onto the spar ends checking carefully for correct dihedral and a good fit for all the joints. The top section of the main spar, of 1/4 in sq balsa, is added at this point. It may look a little daunting at first, but if built carefully the whole thing locks together to provide a very strong structure. Note that the outer panels have 2° washout and they should be jigged up on the bench for this to be built in..."
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Update 13/05/2016: article pages, text & pics added, thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Heinkel_He_111 | help
see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
ScaleType: This (oz6846) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.
If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.
ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_111
Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email email@example.com
User commentsNo comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2020.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.