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Grumman F6F Hellcat ( 30 in. / 76.2 cm )


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Grumman F6F Hellcat

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The Grumman F6F Hellcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft designed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat in United States Navy (USN) service. The Hellcat competed with the faster Vought F4U Corsair for use as a carrier based fighter. The Corsair had significant issues with carrier landings which the Hellcat did not, allowing the Hellcat to become the Navy's dominant fighter in the second part of World War II, a position the Hellcat did not relinquish. The Corsair instead was primarily deployed to great effect in land-based use by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The fuselage assembly uses a "crutch" to place the formers. The fuselage bottom sheeting is installed after the fuselage formers are in place and secure. Then the upper fuselage sheeting is installed. If all goes according to the designer's plan the fuselage will be very strong. The wings are cut from foam and sheeted with 1/32 inch balsa.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F6F_Hellcat
Details: Full Details
ID: 77306
File Size: 2.2 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Motor Size:300-To-500-Watt 
Wingspan: 30 in. / 76.2 cm
Publisher: Model Airplane News
Pub. Ref: FSP007971
Designer: Jim Ryan
Date: 03/1997
Weight:18 oz.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 24/03/2015 18:28
Updated: 13/11/16 11:00:42am
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:77306
Keywords:Grumman F6F Hellcat US Marines WW2 electric power 3 channel
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:3-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Elevator-Throttle
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 30 in. / 76.2 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Motor Size:300-To-500-Watt 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:18 oz.
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Model Airplane News
Date:03/1997
Reference:FSP007971
Designer:Jim Ryan
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