Shrike 40 (oz8886)


Shrike 40 (oz8886) by Joe Beshar 1998 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Lanier Shrike 40. Radio control sport model, for .40 power.

Quote: "The Shrike 40 is a fun and exciting airplane, enjoyable to fly and will provide you thrills with its Jet like planform and speed. It can easily be carried without disassembly and the minute you arrive at the flying field it's ready to go. A good change of pace airplane to have in your hangar when you desire to switch stress levels from your daily work or, when you are tired of flying the same old airplane all the time. We know you will enjoy the Shrike 40.

Before starting to build, we urge you to read through these instructions while reviewing the plans. They contain some important building sequence as well as instructions and warnings concerning the assembly and use of the model. Some building tips have been included along the way to help you out. Or, if you have your own way of building, which some modelers have, so be it. At least read what we have to say then make your own determination. It will save you some time. We expect that you have some building experience to take on a built-up model however, every minute detail is not covered. This is not a basic trainer. The plans and instructions together with the laser cut parts, and the simplicity of this kit will allow you to produce a first class model.

Fuselage Construction. The fuselage is most likely different than anything you have ever built before. We suggest you build it completely before adding the wings and tail. This will allow you to round off the nose with complete freedom. It will go together quite fast with the exact cutting of the laser cut parts and this simplified building method

1. Locate the three sheets with the FS1A and FS1B sides. We have purposely left them in the sheet with micro joints. Rather than pop them out like die cutting, lay them on a flat surface and cut each micro joint with a razor or ex-acto knife. The part will fall out. Note how crisp and exact the parts are cut. Sand the ridge left by the micro joint if necessary. Lay both parts on a flat surface and glue the sides together with CA, being careful to align the finger joints correctly. Refer to the plan side view if necessary.

2. Lay both sides on a flat surface with the top side up, (it's noted). Locate F3 and F4 formers. Place F3 in the slot, as called out on the plans, with the top side up..."

Quote: "I just found this Lanier Shrike 40 plan, by Joe Beshar, on RCUniverse: I am looking for the plans in other sizes... Cheers, Peter."

Note photo of completed Shrike 40 was found online at

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Update 31/08/2020: Removed sheet #2 showing parts templates, at request of Mark Robey, who drew up that sheet.

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Manual, complete, 13 pages.
Previous scan version.


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User comments

I made this model, motorising it with a Rossi Quikie 40 and pipe....
Really easy to make and fun to fly, fast and above all very stable and rideable, just be careful that from the drawing the center of gravity is a little advanced, and you will have a heavy nose, consider a little lead in the tail straight away.
Davide - 09/01/2024
Hi, this is my Shrike 40 with Rossi 40 Quikie [pics 003-005]. It flys very very fast :) Thanks,
Davide Carlini - 09/01/2024
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