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David Andersen's Latest!

Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu ... read more

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Panel Lines, Rivets & Stitches

Adding Surface Realism to Large Scale Models

David Andersen explores the winning techniques for mastering key realism to surface detail on projects! ... read more

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Pull-Pull Rudder Set-up ...

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The Scale Flyers of Minnesota are dedicated to building/designing scale radio controlled model aircraft replicas of historic full-sized aircraft.  At our meetings (during the winter months) we share information on scale documentation, building and finishing techniques, new available products as well as various discussions on flying skills required in scale modeling.

Scale Flyers of Minnesota club members have gained the reputation of designing/ building some of the most unique Scale & Giant Scale R/C Model Aircraft  in our hobby.  This site captures some of that unique knowledge and presents it to you as a resource, reference and enjoyment.

Our site's contributing members have years of construction and design experience.  They're active in prestigious scale events such as Top Gun and the Scale Masters.

You've seen our Members Designs, Kits & R/C Products highlighted in several National R/C Aircraft Publications.  Some of our members have gone a step farther by providing their proven aircraft designs and products here for your review, free download and purchase.

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Scale Aircraft Plan, Paint Masks & Documentation Downloads.

Andersen Articles

 » Dick Stein - all I learned about flying!

 » Dihedral - Why? How Much & Where

 » Flite Metal 101, w/ Video

 » Me and My Drone - It's Just a Hobby  

 » Own, Don't Rent ... a flying site editorial  

 » Panel Lines, Rivets & Stitches  

 » Those Hellcat Flaps

 » The Art of the Scroll Saw

 » The Well Tempered Drill Press

 » Washout - Why? How Much & Where

 » Warbird Flying Techniques, w/Video

 Additional Building, Tips & Technique Articles!

His Newest - Kawasaki Ki-45

David's latest offering, soon to be an award winner ... is an Exact 1/5th Scale Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu.  Suitable for competition, museum static display and everyday enjoyment at your flying field.  This 1/5th Scale design has a 120" wingspan, is an excellent flyer with stable flight and landing characteristics.  The aircraft can be powered by two 50cc gas motors and a few flyers are building theirs with equivalent electric motors.  Micko Aircraft & Accessories has the Fiberglass & Vacuum formed parts available! ... read more

Background ... In December 1937 the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force issued a requirement for a two-seat, twin engine heavy fighter.  A design team headed by Tako Doi went to work and came up with an aircraft not dissimilar to the Messerschmitt Bf 110, the Kawasaki Ki-15 Toryu.  The word Toryu stands for ‘Dragon Killer’, which was the purpose of these aircraft who's specific design was to be a superior night fighter for home defense against US bombers.

In addition to his new Kawasaki Ki-45 "Nick', check out his 1/4 Scale Mitsubishi Ki-15 "Babs",  1/5th Scale Focke Wulf TA152H,  1/4 Scale Lavochkin La-7,   1/3rd Scale Grumman Lynx, 1/3rd Scale Howard Pete and the 1/5th scale ARADO 96B.  You've seen David's Designs in various R/C Magazines and Scale Events Worldwide and ... you can still download his plans at no charge!  ...read more...

   

Micko Aircraft's founder has over 25 years of scale modeling experience and has participated in several Scale Masters Tournaments.  While his passion is building and flying scale aircraft, he also designs high quality Composite Kits, Fiberglass Parts & Vacuumed Formed Parts for aircraft designers like David Andersen Designs and others.

 

Micko Aircraft & Accessories has just announced that it has expanded its offerings to include an enhanced Scale P-47D Razorback, with additional panel lines and rivet detail!

 

Micko Aircraft's NEW Scale Grumman F6F Hellcat

Exciting news from Micko Aircraft & Accessories!  Test flights have been made & this bird will exceed your expectations!

Micko Aircraft & Accessories is rolling out their FULL COMPOSITE F6F HELLCAT ... there's a Short Kit version with Fiberglass Fuselage too!  The short kit includes the wing and stab plans as well as presenting all the parts that have to cut from balsa and plywood.  Pre-orders are now being taken with our full roll-out on March 31, 2014.  Contact Micko Aircraft

There are several kit cutters that make a very fine full wood kit that contains all the sheet, stick wood and balsa, hard wood blocks and laser cut parts to build the complete wing and stab from our plans.

There is quality landing gear made by Robart, Sierra Giant Scale and/or Century Jet that will work very well with this Scale 95” Hellcat F6F.

Scale Hellcat F6F Specifications

Scale

2.25" = 1'

Wing Area

1700 sq"

Wingspan

95"

Power

3.7 to 5.8

Length

75"

Weight Range

34 to 43 lbs

One of the unique features of Micko Aircraft is that they're happy to speak with you about Custom Fiberglass Parts for your specific project as well as parts for other designers & kit suppliers. read more...

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