Southerner Mite (oz8976)


Southerner Mite (oz8976) from Keil Kraft 1948 - plan thumbnail

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Southerner Mite. Free flight model for Mills .75 diesel engine.

Quote: "The Southerner Mite is a half scale version of the 60in span Southerner (oz5292) and has been designed especially for the Mills .75 diesel. Although of semi-scale appearance, this little model is a real contest design. The light wing loading gives a definite advantage over many larger and more powerful models. Much thought has gone into making the construction as simple as possible, and a careful study of these notes and the plan will be amply repaid..."

"Dear Mary and Steve, I thought you might like another KK classic: the Southerner Mite. This will complete the Slicker and Southerner collection I think. I have come to realise that why I took such a liking to these designs back in the 50's was because of the beautiful curved lines of these planes elliptical, like the Spitfire). If I remember correctly, the Southerner Mite wings are interchangable with the Slicker Mite (oz3683) so you can take both to the flying field with only one pair of wings. And thanks again for your wonderful site. Best wishes, Nicholas"

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Printwood formers.
Kit instructions.


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Southerner Mite (oz8976) from Keil Kraft 1948 - model pic

  • (oz8976)
    Southerner Mite
    from Keil Kraft
    32in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 19/07/2017
    Filesize: 920KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: NicholasTucker

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Model photos & more pics 003, 004 all thanks to Nicholas Tucker.
Mary - 04/08/2017
Thanks for the Ribs, didn't see they were missing, but the parts that are missing are the Fuselage formers. There are quite a few, there are only a couple on the main plan.
RichardStitson - 09/02/2018
Hi Richard: all the printwood scans are posted under "Download Supplement" (no.2). All formers, wing ribs etc. are there.
Mary - 10/02/2018
Hi Steve and Mary: Another build in these unusual times [more pics 005-007]. Your site was invaluable for this Ben Buckle kit. Powered by an MP jet 040, rudder, elevator control and covered with solarfilm. Now just waiting for a club event and a chance to fly. Your site continues to be an inspiration.
AnthonyRoberts - 31/05/2020
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  • Plan File Filesize: 920KB Filename: Southerner_Mite_KK_32in_oz8976.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 710KB Filename: Southerner_Mite_KK_32in_oz8976_instructions.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 184KB Filename: Southerner_Mite_KK_32in_oz8976_printwood.pdf
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