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Vought-Sikorsky OS2U Kingfisher (58″) – Short Kit (Set)

Short Kit (Set) includes Plan, Cowl, Canopy, Prop Nut, Laser Cut and Additional Wood Packs for Brian Taylors Vought – Sikorsky OS2U Kingfisher (58″). This 1:7.43 scale, Brian Taylor Designed, 58” wingspan scale model of the OS2U Kingfisher designed by Brian Taylor is ideal for smaller I/C engines. The two-sheet plan shows full details of the all-wood construction and with its low wing loading the model is a slow, stable flyer suitable for beginners to R/C scale aircraft building.

£308.00

Short Kit (Set) Saving: 15%Usual Price: £343 (when purchasing component parts individually)
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Specification

  • Designer: Brian Taylor
  • Wingspan: 58″ / 1473 mm
  • Power Source: .30 -.35 cu. in. 2-stroke or .35 -.40 cu. in. 4-stroke
  • Radio Functions: 4
  • Scale: 1:7.43

Full Description

The plan illustrates the wheeled undercarriage version. The Laser Cut and Additional Wood Packs are available, which contain most of the shaped parts needed such as fuselage formers and wing ribs and most of the additional sheet and strip wood and ply to complete the model. A moulded plastic cockpit canopy and engine cowling are available for this model, as well as a metal propeller nut. The model was designed to be powered by smaller two-stroke or 4-stroke engines 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 Vought OS2U Kingfisher entered service in 1940 and was widely used as a shipboard catapult-launched observation, gunnery reporting, and air-sea rescue aircraft by the US Navy and US Marine Corps. Despite its modest performance it proved a rugged and versatile aircraft and remained in front line service until very late in WWII. It was also operated by the Royal Navy, Soviet Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force.

Pictures: Thank you to Bernd Lewerenz for the pictures of his model, which was completed in 2022!

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 sheets.

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 modelling 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 and GRP sheet.

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 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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