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Bell P-39 Airacobra ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )


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Bell P-39 Airacobra

Whitman's Bell P-39 Airacobra

This plan, published by Whitman Publishing in 1944, depicts the Bell Airacobra fighter that saw service in Europe and North Africa during WW2. An innovative design feature was the location of the engine behind the pilot, driving the propeller with a long extension shaft running forward. The P-39 was exported to Russia who used this plane extremely effectively in action against the invading Germans.
The model spans 20" and is designed for free flight, rubber powered. Lots of scale markings and details are depicted and the model would be a great sport free flight aircraft or, with modifications, a very nice electric r/c sport plane with an electric inrunner or out runner motor and lightweight r/c equipment.

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Details: Full Details
ID: 79740
File Size: 1.6 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Publisher: Whitman
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: No. 2231
Date: 1944
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Updated: 14/12/15 12:47:16am
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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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Plan ID:79740
Keywords:Bell P-39 Airacobra rubber free flight Whitman
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Tricycle
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:75g-To-100g (1.75oz-To-3.5oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Whitman
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Date:1944
Reference:No. 2231
Restorer:Bill Harney/1975
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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