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Hawker Hurricane MKIIA model plane

by taciucmarius Apr 27, 2019
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Wow! Awesome design, we should have invited you to join in our 3D model design and print competition. It's
not that late yet. I think you'll probably win a prize since the model you made looks great.
Here's the detail: http://bit.ly/Anycubic3dcontest
Click the link to join: https://forms.gle/hz4T9rqe3hhp6bDK9

Somebody asked me the following question on youtube so I’m posting it and the answer here for anyone interested.
JW: Does it fly?
TM: Good question. It is a little bit heavy for flying with the rubber band propulsion, but it should definitely fly with an electric motor. It is symmetrical and the roll balance is already perfect. The current weight of this rubber band model skeleton is about 98 grams. So if somebody chooses to print all of the parts at 200% scale, they would end up having an 840mm wingspan model frame weighing about 400g. With the heatshrink film, the RX receiver, battery, ESC, 3x 9g servos and the motor it should rise up to slightly below 1Kg. If they choose a 1000kV 2026 brushless motor of about 500g of thrust with a 9047 propeller, this configuration should be more than enough to make it fly really good and perform well. If I will have some time I would definitely give it a try. If I will modify this model to fit all of the electronics inside, I will definitely post the files so anyone interested should subscribe to my channel or follow me on Thingiverse. This plastic skeleton should be more resistant to crashes than the classical balsa wood frame. And it has the advantage of being able to be welded instantly with the soldering iron and have it fixed and ready to fly in seconds. This is what I'm flying right now and I can tell you that I'm kind of getting tired of patching and gluing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcwf_bLUbgk

I haven't been heavily into RC planes for 10 years or so, but my buddy and I would very often LOVE to take 30-32" wingspan rubber-band powered Free Flight models and convert them into 4-channel R/C electric fliers! Usually just involved beefing up some areas for mounting servos and battery, making an motor mount, etc, but my point is, the awesome kits were super easy to find locally before, but I haven't looked in 10 years!

My favorite was a 30" Corsair that I painstakingly made sure was perfect, but one huge crash and those bazillions of 1/16" stringers were DONE. Thanks for the upload!

Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I just posted a new youtube video with me assembling a Tiger Moth RC balsa wood model plane with my son:

I am thinking of also creating some more of these plane models and upload the stl files here.

what a bealtiful model! i thinking.... to make a rc plane from this... using a old v911 rc heli brick hehe...

Don't forget to post pictures when you're done. :)

I like this plane and also like to build the small balsa with risepaper covered planes.
You can still build these flyable balsa planes. On https://aerofred.com you can find lots of drawings from rubber powered or RC planes for free.
The only thing you need to buy is some balsa bretts.

How do I view the lesson plans for the hurricane?

Check my other similar design of a Supermarine Spitfire model plane:
and the assembly video below:

Spitfire model plane for laser cutting or 3D printing