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David Andersen Designs are sought after and highly regarded for their excellent flight characteristics and Scale Representations at Scale R/C Contests Worldwide!  He's been a scale aircraft enthusiast and designer for over forty years.  His adaptive skills and technical knowledge make him a precise but humble line judge at many competitions.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk II

David’s latest design is one of the most beautiful fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s, the British, Hawker Hurricane MK II.  The full scale aircraft was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force.

Andersen Designs exact Quarter (1/4) Scale Hawker Hurricane Mk II is, like all of David’s designs suitable for R/C Competition, a museum static display and/or everyday enjoyment at your R/C flying field.   A wide variety of unique Scale Paint Schemes were documented, which allows you to build a one of a kind aircraft for yourself!

The Andersen Designs Construction Manual shows both Gas and Electric Power plant construction detail.  The manual has numerous construction photos and includes many tips from the Prototype Builders.  It also provide an "Aircraft Walk-a-Round" to allow you to view and transfer true scale detail to your project.  You'll find a variety of resources within the Construction Manual including were to get the "Scale Gear" use in the prototype aircraft.

Brief Aircraft History

While the Hawker Hurricanes fame was later eclipsed by the Supermarine Spitfire, it played a major role in early air conflicts, especially the Battle of Britain.  Produced from 1937 to 1944, it served throughout most of the war and racked up some pretty impressive facts and figures.

During the Battle of Britain in July 1940, the RAF had a total of 527 Hurricanes and 321 Spitfires to face the Luftwaffe’s 2,700 planes.  Ultimately, the British forces were successful in destroying 1,887 aircraft to British losses of 1,547 planes over the three-month period.  Their success marked a turning point for Britain and the war, halting the Nazis’ advancement in Europe.  While slower and less agile than the Spitfire, one of the Hurricane’s saving graces was that it was known to hold up better against enemy fire. In the Battle of Britain, they helped provide cover for the Spitfires, taking the brunt of the damage as the Spitfires moved in for the kill.

Besides the Mark II (A&B), there was the Mark II Trop (rigged for combat in North Africa), the Sea Hurricane (modified to be launched by catapult for convoys), the Hurricane Hotspur (with a turret gun placement), the Typhoon, and many other variants. 

Of the 14,583 Hawker Hurricanes built during its 7 year production, only 13 survive today that can still fly.

   

Hurricane Mk II RCSB Build Thread

Design Specifications

  Wingspan: 122" - 3.1m
  Wing Area 2477 sq inches
  Length: 96" 2.44m
  Engines: 100cc to 150cc
  Weight: 50 lbs 22.7 kilos

     

Kawasaki Ki-45 "Nick"

Ki-45 RCU Build Thread

This exact 1/5th Scale Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu is suitable for R/C competition, a museum static display and/or everyday enjoyment at your R/C flying field!  A variety of unique Scale Paint Schemes were documented that allows you to build a one of a kind aircraft for yourself!

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 means "Dragon Killer", which was the purpose of this aircraft who's specific design was intended to be a superior night fighter for Japan's home defense against US bombers.

David's 1/5th Scale design is an excellent flyer with stable flight and landing characteristics. The aircraft can be powered by two 50cc gas motors but a few flyers are building theirs with equivalent electric motors.   Flight Video

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Brief Aircraft History

The first Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (dragon killer/slayer) prototype flew in 1939, a cantilever mid-wing monoplane with retractable tailwheel landing gear.  A slender fuselage provided enclosed accommodation for two in tandem. 

Problems followed with the engine installation, and it was not until September 1941 that the Ki-45 KAIa entered production.  Armament of this initial series version comprised one forward-firing 20mm cannon, two 12.7mm machine-guns in the nose, and a 7.92mm machine-gun on a flexible mount in the rear cockpit; there was also provision to carry two drop tanks or two 250kg bombs on under-wing racks.  This type entered service in August 1942 but was first used in combat during October 1942, soon being allocated the Allied codename "Nick".  The Ki-45 KAIa was joined by a new version developed especially for the ground-attack/anti-shipping role, the Ki-45 KAIb.  Standard armament comprised one 20mm cannon in the nose, a forward-firing 37mm cannon in the fuselage, and one rear-firing 7.92mm machine gun, plus the under-wing provision for drop tanks or bombs; a number of alternative weapon installations were tried experimentally, including the use of a 75mm cannon for attacks on shipping.

The Ki-45 KAIa was, for its day, heavily armed and proved quite effective against the USAF's Consolidated B-24 Liberators and when these bombers were used more extensively for night operations, the Ki-45 was adapted to attack them.  This is when the night-fighting capability of the type was discovered, leading to development of the Ki-45 KAIc night-fighter that proved to be one of the most successful Japanese aircraft in this category.  Ki-45 Toryu's remained in service until the end of the Pacific war, production totaling 1,701 including prototypes, being used for the defense of Tokyo, and in the Manchuria, Burma and Sumatra areas of operations.

Design Specifications

  Wingspan: 120" - 3.05m
  Length:   86" - 2.18m
  Engines: 40cc to 50cc
  Weight: 45 lbs 20.4 Kilos
       


Thomas Morse Scout S4C

 

This exact 1/5th Scale Thomas Morse Scout S4C is suitable for R/C competition, a museum static display or everyday enjoyment at your R/C flying field!  This aircraft has a removable tail for easy transport and also makes for a unique electrically powered model that can be powered economically.

Built by Thomas-Morse Aircraft in Ithaca, New York in 1917, it was a compact single-seat open-cockpit biplane of equal span and a 100hp Gnome rotary engine.  The S-4 made its maiden flight in June 1917 in the hands of Paul D. Wilson. Twelve planes went to the Navy.

Nicknamed the “Tommy", the Thomas Morse Scout S4C was the standard single-seat advanced-trainer used by the US Air Service during World War I. The S-4 flew at practically every pursuit flying school in the United States during 1918 and was the first plane built specifically for this purpose.

Most foreign governments used obsolete or war-weary airplanes for training, but since the Unites States had no pursuit aircraft of its own, it had to build advanced-trainers from scratch.

Scout Plan Downloads

Design Specifications

  Wingspan:   64.0" - 3.05m
  Length:   47.6" - 2.18m
  Engine: OS -FS-95 or Similar
  Weight: 15 lbs 6.81 Kilos
       

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Mitsubishi Ki-15 "Babs"

For a brief period in 1937, the Mitsubishi Ki-15, code-named Babs by the Allies, was the fastest production aircraft in the world! The Ki-15 Karigane (Wild Goose) is a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft with a top speed of 300 mph.  Construction began in December 1935 and the prototypes exceeded all expectations.  About the same size as a P-47 Thunderbolt but only one-third as heavy, its range was four times that of a Spitfire and its ceiling was 6000 feet higher.  No fighter could catch it at the time.  Rare Promo Video

David’s New Design is an Exact 1/4 Scale, suitable for competition and/or everyday enjoyment at the flying field.  David finished his award winning model after the second prototype version, named Kamikaze-Go.  This unique aircraft has a colorful background which is highlighted in the "Construction Summary" downloadable from the Mitsubishi Ki-15 Babs menu.   1/4 Scale "Babs" Flight Video

 

Design Specifications

Wingspan:     120" - 3.05m

Length:           83" - 2.11m

Weight:       30 lbs - 13.6K

Wing Area:       1900 sq in

Engine:         65cc - 100cc

 

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Babs Plan Downloads


David Andersen, Articles & Newsletters

David Andersen shares his acquired knowledge and skills thru various R/C publications and the past Newsletter Editor for the Scale Flyers of Minnesota "SFM"

The SFM Newsletters are a resource and reference for all individuals.  Products and techniques are discussed but are not meant as an endorsement.

Scott Anderson (not related) SFM's new "Newsletter Editor" corals all the wonderful ideas from members and present it to you in a format that allows you to take advantage of these techniques on your next project!

Latest Andersen Articles

> Build Without Plans 

> Mode 1, New for 3D or Old Fashioned? 

> Dihedral - Why? How Much & Where

> Washout - Why? How Much & Where

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

> Own, Don't Rent, flying site editorial

> Warbird Flying Techniques

> Engine-Really-Out Flying Technique

> Painting Indoors w/o Ventilation

> Scale Flyers (SFM) Newsletters

Focke Wulf TA-152H

David's 1/5th Exact Scale Focke Wulf TA 152H goes beyond just enlarging his previous successful 1/6th scale version. This design is an exact scale version which brightens the aircrafts flight characteristics and incorporates several enhancements that allow you to use a broader range of equipment and transportation options.

The 114" wingspan allows for greater flight visibility, while the scale airfoil lets you feel why Dr. Kurt Tank's original design was considered to be the finest  performing propeller driven aircraft ever delivered to the Luftwaffe!

 

 

Design Specifications

114" wingspan, 1426 sq. in., 86" Length, DA 50cc or similar, 6 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa & ply, five plan sheets.

Evolution  3 Views - Click to Enlarge

FW 190

TA 152B

TA 152H

Brief history of this design evolution!

 

 

 


Additional Aircraft Designs & Free Plan Downloads

Lavochkin La-7

 

Grumman Lynx

 

ARADO 96B

 

 

The Lavochkin La-7 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a refined development and  of the Lavochkin La-5, and the last in a family of aircraft that had begun with the LaGG-1 in 1938. Considered the last "Grand Piano", it was evolutionary rather than revolutionary. The two highest-scoring Soviet aces flew the La-7, one of them; Ivan Kozhedub was the top Allied ace of the war.

 

The Grumman light aircraft line was acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace in 1977 which formed their light aircraft division, Gulfstream American. After completing a major redesign of the AA-1B the new AA-1C was born. Two versions were marketed, differentiated by avionics and the external trim. The Lynx was targeted at private owners while the T-Cat was the flying school trainer.

 

Arado Ar 96 was a German single-engine, low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction produced by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer during the Second World War. For of you unfamiliar with this aircraft, the Germans use it much like we used our AT6/Harvard's. This is an extraordinary scale subject that flies as well as it looks.

 

 

Design Specifications

96.5" wingspan, 1704 sq. in., 3.7-4.8 cu. in., 6 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa & ply, five plan sheets.

 

Design Specifications

98" wingspan, 1642 sq. in., 3.2-4.6 cu. in., 5 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa & ply, five plan sheets.

 

Design Specifications

86" wingspan, 1060 sq. in., 1.5-1.8 cu. in., 6 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa and plywood, six plan sheets.

 
 
 

Howard Pete

 

1/6 FW TA 152H

 

At the Field

 

 

A fine collection of humorous stories about R/C Airplanes and the people who fly them. To down -load your Free PDF copy of David's book:

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Pete's first race was at the 1930 National Air Races in Chicago. Winning five of the first seven races, Pete became one of the most successful racers in any form of motor sport. If you're a Thompson Trophy era aircraft fan you'll love the way the Pete handles both in the air and on the ground! The Howard Pete competed against the Gee Bee, TravelAir Mysteryship, Laird Turner etc.

 

The Focke Wulf TA 152H, a World War II Luftwaffe high-altitude interceptor fighter. The Ta 152H was a development of the Focke Wulf FW 190 aircraft, but the prefix was changed from "FW" to "Ta" to recognize the contributions of Kurt Tank who headed the design team. The TA 152H was the fastest (480 MPH) propeller-driven aircraft to see combat in WW2.

 

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Design Specifications

33% Scale Design, 80.33" wingspan, 1056 sq. in., 1.5 - 2.0 cu. in. 4-stroke, 5 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa and plywood, four plan sheets.

 

Design Specifications

94" wingspan, 987 sq. in., 1.0 - 2.0 cu. in, 6 channel radio recommended, built-up balsa and plywood.

 
   

   

 


 

                 

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