P-39 Airacobra (oz7467)

 

P-39 Airacobra (oz7467) by Bob McVickar 1990 - plan thumbnail

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P-39 Airacobra. Radio control scale model for .10 - .15 power and 4 channels. Wing area 297sq in.

Discontinued kit.

Quote: "Want something really different? The Global P-39 Airacobra is the plane for you! Fully aerobatic and maneouverable, the P-39 offers you more high performance, small engine modeling fun than you thought was possible! Even more, the trike geared P-39 makes takeoffs and landings a pleasure..."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 05/02/2018: Added hand-traced wing ribs, thanks to turbonut.

Quote: "Hello, I have attached a copy of hand traced wing ribs for the P-39 by Bob McVicker. From lobal. Plan Number oz7467. The fuselage formers were on the plans and correct but no ribs were displayed. Thank you for this site! PS here is a link to my build on RCG: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3017310..."

Update 25/02/2018: Replaced wings ribs file with a revised version now, includes more parts.

Quote: "Hello, I have attached a copy of the updated hand traced wing ribs for the P-39 by Bob McVicker, from Global. Plan Number oz7467. This includes the missing rib at the tip and the wing tip built up parts. Thanks again for your web site! Scott"

Update 25/08/2021: Added vector parts sheet, thanks to Cary Davidson.

Quote: "I used plan oz7467 to draw a pdf for use on a laser to cut the parts to build this model. One nice benefit was the ability to output the drawings as a pdf vector file which can be shared and rescaled as desired. Not sure if this drawing would be of interest to your site or not. However, the plans do not show the wing ribs, so the drawing does give a very accurate drawing of those. Thank you for your wonderful site. It is a tremendous resource. Cary Davidson"

Update 23/5/2024: Added kit instructions, thanks to Ryan Bollig.

Quote: "P-39 Airacobra Sport Scale Model. Instructions: The mid-engine tricycle-geared, cannon through the nose P-39 Airacobra was a revolutionary design In the 1930s. And even though it was outclassed by its Japanese opponents early in WWII, it was just about all we had, and it served admirably. The P-39 was loved by its pilots because at its rugged 'bring-me-home' construction. Its tricycle landing gear made it easy to take off and land on the often hastily prepared war time air fields. It was soon relegated to second-line duty by US Army Air Force units, but reached its greatest fame as a tank buster when used by Soviet forces.

Global's model of the P-39 Airacobra has the same great characteristics that made the full scale a favorite aircraft among its pilots and ground crews The model is rugged in construction and able to withstand the occasional knocks that a sport scale model goes through. You'll experience the same great ground handling with its wide stance main gear and steerable nose wheel. The P-39 has been designed to be an easy to fly low wing scale model, yet it will deliver aerobatic performance to satisfy the experienced pilot.

The p-39 Airacobra Is perfectly suited for use with Magnum's GP .10 R/C engine for easy, docile flying. With this engine the P-39 has enough power for ROG takeoffs and basic maneuvering, exactly what the first time low-wing pilot needs.

For the more experienced pilot, the Magnum GP .15 R/C engine will deliver a higher level of performance. Aerobatics and spoil flying are easily accomplished, making the P-39 a great Sunday fun flier.

The small size or the P-39 Airacobra makes it the perfect 'anytime' model. It can be kept in your car fully assembled, ready to go. You can stop at the flying field anytime and get In a few quick flights. And, since it flies on only a 10-.15 size engine, it is economical to operate.

Getting Started: The first step is to totally familiarize yourself with the plans and instructions before starting actual construction. Be sure you understand each step and what parts are needed before gluing..."

Supplementary file notes

Instructions.
Ribs.
Vector parts sheet.

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P-39 Airacobra (oz7467) by Bob McVickar 1990 - model pic

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    P-39 Airacobra
    by Bob McVickar
    from Global
    1990 
    40in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 05/02/2016
    Filesize: 464KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ, turbonut
    Downloads: 2939

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