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DH Sea Hornet (56″) – Short Kit (Set)

Short Kit (Set) includes Plan, Article, Laser Cut Wood Pack & Additional Wood Pack for this Sea Hornet, arguably the best-looking of all twin-prop fighters. Cyril Carr’s Fleet Air Arm Sea Hornet can be flown in two versions by changing plug-on components, as shown on the two-sheet plan.


Short Kit (Set) Saving: 10%Usual Price: £252 (when purchasing component parts individually)
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  • Designer: Cyril Carr
  • Wingspan: 56″ / 1422 mm
  • Power Source: 2 x Kyosho triple-turn + 2 x Master 3.5:1 g/box
  • Radio: 3 – 4 function
  • Weight: 7 lb 8 oz / 3.36 kg
  • Length: 47 in
  • Wing area: 610 sq in
  • Wing loading: 28 oz/sq ft
  • Power as tested: 600W at 39 A (static measurement)
  • Power loading: 80 W/lb
  • Props: I I x 8 or 10.5 x 6. port anticlockwise, stbd clockwise viewed from the front.
  • Controls: +/- I0 mm aileron and elevator, +/- 15 mm rudder C of G: 85 to 95 mm from root LE.
  • ESC: 60 A
  • Nicads: 16 x 2400 in series with the motors.
  • Undercarriage. The u/c should retract though 110 degrees but Irvine gear will conceal the wheels reasonably well if mounted sufficiently deep in the nacelle.

Full Description

The design features an unusual ‘keel’ construction and is all balsa and ply.

What’s in a Short Kit?

A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

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