Steve Wittman’s cheap home-build cross-country Sportster kick-started the home build boom in the 1950s and it’s still being built and flown today.
- Name: Wittman Tailwind W-10
- Model Type: Scale home-built
- Designed by: Peter Miller
- Wingspan: 48″
- Fuselage length: 39″
- Wing area: 360 sq in
- All-up weight: 66oz
- Wing loading: 26.4oz/sq ft
- Functions (servos): Aileron (2); elevator (1); throttle (1); rudder (1); flap(2)
- Rec’d Engine: .20-.25 two-stroke/ .26-.30 four-stroke;
The Laser cut parts set speeds up the build process by reproducing the ribs, formers and other parts (apart from strip balsa) required for the model while a wood completion pack that includes the strip and sheet balsawood is also available. The cowl is made using balsa and ply.
An electric conversion build blog can be found at www.modelflying.co.uk and builders can chat with designer Peter Miller in the friendly forum.
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.
Please note this is ONLY the Laser Cut Wood pack. All CNC and additional wood packs are cut to order and as such we are unable to accept returns unless they are found to be faulty.