The discerning builder will enjoy this accurate CAD drawn plan with accessories to save time. At 93.5″ wingspan, this Mk.10 Beaufighter has eight square feet of wing area, and that is a good-sized model. Twenty-eight 2.4ah Sanyocells drive the 15 x 10 props as in the Ju88 and He111, and the Beaufighter flight times are up to eight minutes. Each time I try to incorporate some extra details, and this time I aspired more towards the Brian Taylor standard. The Beaufighter has near scale wing sections, retractable mains and tailwheel, undercarriage doors, vacuum-formed radial engines, double working landing lights, releasable bombs and working flaps. The penalty is an increase in wing loading to 32 oz per square foot, but the only real disadvantage is a slight decrease in flight time.
- Designer: John Ranson/Trevor Stannard
- Construction: Balsa/ply
- Wingspan: 93.5”
- Scale: 1:7.5
- Wingspan: 93.5″” / 2340 mm
- Power Source: 2 x 14 turn, 700 motors & 3.7:1 epicyclic g/box
- Radio Functions: 6
This Beaufighter is able to fly and look good in stronger winds than our previous models. Is it something to do with the 2 lb/sq ft wing loading and the scale wing section? I don’t know, but I do enjoy flying it. Dogfighting with the Ju88 is also great fun, but don’t let him get on your tail!