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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.

Once again we were honored by Model Aviation Magazine's, March 2024  issue that highlighted Andersen Designs, SFM Members, and again in its “RC Scale” Section!

This article debuted Andersen Designs new innovation to present Scale R/C Plans in Color!   It also goes on the discuss David's latest offering ... the SAAB J21A.  If you don't receive a hard copy in the mail, they do offer the magazine online.

Other Members Designs, Kits & R/C Products are also highlighted in several National & International R/C Aircraft Publications. 

Thanks again for stopping by!  Don't forget to check-out our "Monthly Newsletters, Design Resource Achieve ... etc.

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SFM 2023 -2024 Building Season Meeting Dates & Newsletters

October 20, 2023

November 24, 2023

  December 29, 2023

  January 26, 2024

February 23, 2024

   March 22, 2024

   April 26, 2024      SFM Newsletter Achieve

*Scott Anderson's SFM Meeting Newsletters will be "Blued" when available to read and review.

Look'in for great R/C products, expert advice & SFM pricing?

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.

In addition to his Exact 1/4 Scale Hawker Hurricane Mk II pictured here, you'll find fourteen(14) additional scale aircraft designs for your consideration.  Each design is presented with Scale Plan Sheets, Scale Aircraft Documentation, Paint Masks and more!  Everything you'll need to competitively compete when your project is completed at any level or just enjoy having a wonderful unique aircraft to fly on a daily basis.  The best part ... all Plan Downloads Are Free!

See All Scale Aircraft Plans, Paint Masks & Documentation Downloads.

Kawasaki Ki-45 (Highlighted Design)

David's Ki-45 is  a Proven Award Winner and 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.

Plan Versatility

Andersen Designs aircraft plans are true scale representations of there full size counterparts.  Each design has proven flight characteristics that not only are a joy to fly but allow Scale Modelers to Enlarge or Reduce David's design plans to achieve their desired Scale Aircraft Size!  Find Out How...

Andersen Articles

 > Cutting Stringer Notches Easily 

 > Drawing Wing Ribs w/ DesignCAD 2D 

 > Build Without Plans

 > Curving with Calculus

 > Dihedral - Why? How Much & Where

 > Flite Metal 101, w/ Video

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

 > Panel Lines, Rivets & Stitches 

 > Reaction Time & the Senior R/C Pilot 

 > 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!

Unique Aircraft ...

 That Fly Wonderfully!


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 Composite Scale P-51D fitted with a "Malcolm Hood" like those fitted to RAF Mustang IIIs and many USAAF Eight and Ninth Air Force P-51B/C Fighters.  So unique ... Check it out!


Micko Aircraft's Scale Composite "Grumman F6F Hellcat"

In addition to his "Full Composite" P-47 Razorback.  Micko Aircraft & Accessories rolled out their Semi-Composite F6F Hellcat.  The Hellcat comes as a custom short kit.  The kit consists of a complete fuselage with all formers glassed in place, the cowl mounted, and the motor box designed for your motor of choice.  This wonderful kit includes a fully detail fiberglass rudder and detailed top and bottom fiberglass wing skins for the center section.

Lastly, for an additional $200, detailed fiberglass top and bottom wing skins are available.  The short kit includes the wing and stab plans as well as presenting all other parts that have to be cut from balsa and plywood.

There are several kit cutters that make a very fine full wood kits 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 Shindin Machine that will work very well with this Scale 95" Hellcat F6F.

Scale Hellcat F6F Specifications


2.25" = 1'

Wing Area

1700 sq"




3.7 to 5.8



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...


Scale Builder Tools

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  > Large Prop Balancing (Video)

  > Length Converter

  > Making G-10 Material (Video)

  > Pull/Pull Set-Up (Video)

  > Servo Torque Calculator


In the Works at Micko Aircraft

All Composite P51B Mustang


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