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David's Latest Design
David has been a scale aircraft enthusiast/designer for a few decades. His adaptive technical research make him a precise but humble line judge at many Regional/ National Scale R/C Contests. Those of us privileged to know and interact with him have learned that his scale passion is infectious and provides insights as to what "Scale Aircraft Modeling" really means ...  

Matthias in Germany ... "the Howard Pete is a really very beautiful construction"  ~  Vadim in Russia ... "the Lavochkin La 7 builds easy, I very love it” ~ Ali in India ... "the Focke Wulf TA 152H performed flawlessly, what a sight to see in the clear Indian air” ~ Fred in Texas ... "the Arado 96B plans are Beautiful, great design with very nice lines” ~ Fabio in Brazil ... "the Grumman Lynx, I Love the aircraft,  fantastic job”  ~  Les in New Zealand ... "the Howard Pete flies absolutely great” ~  Peter in the UK ... "the Lavochkin La 7 is a brilliant plane to model, thanks for your help!” ~  Danny in New Zealand ... "the Arado 96B, flyes beautifully!"

 

 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.

David’s New Design is an Exact ¼ 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.

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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David Andersen, Articles & Newsletters

David shares his acquired knowledge and skills thru various R/C publications in addition to being the Newsletter Editor for the SFM.  These seasonal news-letters are a resource and reference for all individuals.  Products and techniques are discussed but are not meant as an endorsement.  Take advantage of these techniques on your next project!

» 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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Plans are provided at no charge via the internet. You may print these Scale Aircraft Plans and other available data are only for your own personal use. You also have permission to forward these downloadable files to kit cutters, print shops and/or paint mask and decal makers.

These relaxed copy rights© on the 1/5th Scale Focke Wulf TA152H, 25% Lavochkin La-7, 33% Grumman Lynx, 33% Howard Pete and the 20% ARADO 96B are not to be re-sold or developed into full or partial kits without the Designers permission.

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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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Would you like all Six (6) of David Andersen's latest designs on your own personal CD/DVD?

Well now you can! Just click the link to the left and order your copy. Each CD/DVD Includes: Individual Full Scale Plans in PDF Format, Construction Articles  with up to 250 Photos Each, Contest Documentation, Parts Lists, References, Colors & Markings, In-Flight Videos, Walk-Around Photo Collections, Paint Masks and Decal Patterns.

Wow! Everything your need in one convenient location. Set your laptop next to your workbench and build along with the construction articles & photos! The CD/DVD is designed to bring to your local print shop to print aircraft plans but documentation, 3 views etc can be printed right on your home computer!


                 

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