RC2135 Lockheed Vega Plan
Full size: The Lockheed Vega is an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in one, and Wiley Post used his to prove the existence of the jet stream after having flown around the world twice.
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Name: Lockheed Vega
Model type: Semi-scale golden age monoplane
Designed by: Lindsay Todd
Wingspan: 57.5” (1461mm)
Fuselage length: 37.3” (947mm)
Wing area: 571 sq. in.
All-up weight: 4 lb 7oz
Wing loading: 19oz / sq. ft. (5.8kg / sq. m)
Powertrain: Turnigy C3548 1100Kv motor;
50A ESC; 3s 5000mAh Li-Po; APC 12 x 6” prop
Functions: Aileron (2); elevator (1); rudder (1); throttle (via ESC)
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.
What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.