Flown by most American pilots at some stage during WWII, the Vultee BT-13 was an outstanding basic trainer. It was seen as the second phase of a three phase training program for pilots and after primary training in PT-13, PT-17 or PT-19 trainers, the student pilot moved to the more involved Valiant for continued flight training. It required the pilot to operate landing flaps and a two position Hamilton Standard controllable pitch propeller. It did not, however, have retractable landing gear, nor a hydraulic system. The flaps were operated by a crank and cable system.
This superb 1:6.85 scale design of the Valiant comes on two large, well detailed plans, showing working flaps. It includes separate three view scale drawings of the full size aircraft. The BT-13 has a 1,867 mm (73.5”) wingspan and is powered by a .60 cu. in. two stroke or four stroke equivalent. The model is of conventional all wood construction and moulded accessories are available, along with a laser cut wood pack. 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.
Plan MW3351 Cowl CF3351CL Prop Nut CD3351SP Canopy CA3351CY Set SET3351 Laser Cut Wood Pack WP3351 Additional Wood Pack AWP3351