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Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver ( 23 in. / 58.4 cm )


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Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver

Astral Aero Model's Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver

The Curtiss SBC-3 "Helldiver" was a US Navy carrier-based light scout/bomber aircraft that was active in the years prior to WW2.
This dual-seat biplane design evolved through several engine upgrades and the -3 was equipped with a 14-cylinder
Pratt & Whitney R-1535. This 1/17th scale 23" span free flight sport scale model was designed by renowned British model
designer Harold Towner, and the plans are detailed with lots of scale configuration details. Worthwhile improvements would
include inexpensive electric propulsion to replace the internal combustion motor shown on the plans, and miniature
radio control equipment to provide control during powered flights. "Degree of difficulty" for construction and flying is
quite high, and should be attempted by experienced modelers - this is not a suitable "first time" model aircraft!

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ID: 80581
File Size: 1.4 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Bomber
Scale:Scale (1:16)
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:Less-Than-0.049-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Publisher: Astral Aero Model
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Harold J. Towner
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 26/03/2015 02:19
Updated: 27/05/17 04:09:59am
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Plan ID:80581
Keywords:Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver biplane carrier Harold Towner free flight sport scale
Class:Free-Flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Bomber
Wingspan: 23 in. / 58.4 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:Less-Than-0.049-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:Astral Aero Model
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Harold J. Towner
Restorer:theshadow fantasyflyer_plan_collection
Category:Wood Model Airplane Plans
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