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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat (64.25″) – Additional Wood Pack

Additional Wood Pack for this 1:7.95 scale, 1,632mm (64.25”) model of the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, which is made from all-wood construction for .60 cu. in. 2-stroke and 4-function R/C.

£143.00

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Specification

  • Designer: Brian Taylor
  • Wingspan: 64.25″ / 1632 mm
  • Power Source: .60 cu. in. 2-stroke or Enya .90 4-stroke
  • Radio Functions: 4
  • Scale: 1:7.95
  • Weight: 9 lb 8 oz (approx)

Full Description

Part of the Brian Taylor Scale Plans collection, the three large sheet plans were prepared with direct measurements of the full-size aircraft preserved in the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, so the experienced modeller will take great pleasure in building this 1:7.95 scale, 1,632 mm (64.25”) replica of this stunning warbird. The Hellcat is of all wood construction for .60 cu. in. 2-stroke engines and 4-function R/C . A moulded canopy and cowl are required to complete, and a laser cut wood pack is available for this plan. This aeroplane is designed to be powered by a glow engine, but experienced modellers should be able to convert it to electric power (details not supplied, so please send us information if you make a successful EP version!) It is not suitable for beginners, either to plan building or model flying.

The full size: The Grumman F6F Hellcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft designed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat in United States Navy (USN) service. The F6F was best known for its role as a rugged, well-designed carrier fighter that was able, after its combat debut in early 1943, to counter the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and help secure air supremacy over the Pacific Theatre. The Hellcat was called the ‘Aluminum Tank’ by its pilots because of its ability to absorb incredible punishment and still bring its pilot safely home. Such was the quality of the basic simple, straightforward design that 12,200 were built in just over two years. At one point during the war Grumman was manufacturing one Hellcat per hour – an aircraft production record that has never been equalled.

Thank you to Moti Birger for his photos of his superb build of this model.

What’s in an Additional Wood Pack?

Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated Laser Cut Wood Pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modeling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets. CLICK HERE for further information & our FAQs

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