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Grumman F4F Wildcat - Veron ( 20 in. / 50.8 cm )


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Grumman F4F Wildcat - Veron

Grumman F4F Wildcat - Veron

The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was still outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more maneuverable and longer ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. But the F4F's ruggedness resulted in an air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war. Lessons learned from the Wildcat were later applied to the faster F6F Hellcat.

Here is another Veron kit plan designed by Phil Smith: the rubber powered Grumman F4F Wildcat with a 20-inch wingspan. Mr. Smith has again designed and drawn a well done plan for the model airplane builder. The 1st part of the plans would be used to construct the fuselage and the wings. The 2nd part of the plans have full-size templates for the component parts of the fuselage in the wings. In my opinion the plans are clear enough that no directions are actually necessary. I would recommend this model airplane is a good 1st scratch-built airplane for the novice builder.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F4F_Wildcat
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ID: 91761
File Size: 384.2 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Free-Flight
Use: Fighter
Motor: Rubber-Band-Powered
Wingspan: 20 in. / 50.8 cm
Weight:6 oz.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 24/05/2015 10:17
Updated: 15/02/16 09:40:17pm
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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:91761
Keywords:Grumman F4F Wildcat Veron Phil Smith rubber power stick and tissue World War II USAAF U.S. Navy RAF
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:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Rubber-Band-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:6 oz.
Weight Class:100g-To-200g (3.5oz-To-7.0oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
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Date:24/05/2015 10:17
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