Grumman XF4F-2 (oz8847)

 

Grumman XF4F-2 (oz8847) by Herbert K Weiss from Model Airplane News 1940 - plan thumbnail

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Grumman XF4F-2. Rubber powered scale model WWII US Navy fighter.

Quote: "The Grumman Mono-Pursuit. Build This Flying Replica of A Modern Navy Fighter, by Herbert K Weiss... First of the line of Twin Wasp powered, mid-wing flying-powerhouses to reach the public eye was the XF4F-2, for which plans are here presented. Since the XF4F-2 was put through its paces the design has been carried still farther with the object of improving the stability and performance ...Our model is of the earlier XF4F-2; the experimental ship with its round wing tips and rudder. Simply built to attain lightness for good performance, this model Grumman has turned in many long stable flights of average half-minute duration. Modellers desiring to reproduce the latest square-tipped model may easily perform the conversion with the aid of photographs of the latest design..."

This plan and article was published (reprinted) in the book "Air Age Flying Models" printed 1944 see RCLibrary page at http://rclibrary.co.uk/title_details.asp?ID=1870 for more details.

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Grumman XF4F-2 (oz8847) by Herbert K Weiss from Model Airplane News 1940 - model pic

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  • (oz8847)
    Grumman XF4F-2
    by Herbert K Weiss
    from Model Airplane News
    September 1940 
    18in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 14/07/2017
    Filesize: 324KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Pilgrim

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