Larry brought in another
shiny blue Navy aircraft to go along
with his F9F Panther, an ESM 1/6th scale
F8F Bearcat powered by a Saito FG60-R3
gasoline radial engine. He is
his own scale exhaust for the radial
using a KS exhaust kit. The Saito
is camouflaged by (6) 1/6th scale
Williams Brothers Cylinders mounted to
the Keleo plywood cooling baffle.
The look is quite good!
Larry is using
Sierra Giant Scale landing gear for the
mains and has chosen to use hidden
linkages for his rudder and ailerons. He
chose to use a pull-pull for the
tail-wheel to keep the weight down in
the back. He expects that he’ll need to
add 1# to the nose to get it to balance
giving an overall weight of about 21#.
Larry did not like the looks of the ESM aluminum wheels so he designed
and 3D printed scale hubs and brake
The 1/6th scale Bearcat looks small next
to the 1/6th scale F18!