Huge 1/5 scale highly detailed 6 page plan.
Being KISSed designed. This plane will fly like a puppy and look like the real thing when finished.
This is a big plane but it is well designed and easy to build. I think that even a novice could build this project.
105" wing span. 85" length. 21" chord. 2,160 sq. in. Power 2 cu. in. Quadra shown.
HISTORY: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in history, flying his Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" 5,810 kilometers (3,610 miles) between Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, and Paris, France, in 33 hours, 30 minutes. With this flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 prize offered by New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig to the first aviator to fly an aircraft directly across the Atlantic between New York and Paris. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, Lindbergh became a world hero who would remain in the public eye for decades.
The aftermath of the flight was the "Lindbergh boom" in aviation: aircraft industry stocks rose in value and interest in flying skyrocketed. Lindbergh's subsequent U.S. tour in the "Spirit of St. Louis" demonstrated the potential of the airplane as a safe, reliable mode of transportation. Following the U.S. tour, Lindbergh took the aircraft on a goodwill flight to Central and South America, where flags of the countries he visited were painted on the cowling.
"Spirit of St. Louis" was named in honor of Lindbergh's supporters in St. Louis, Missouri, who paid for the aircraft. "NYP" is an acronym for "New York-Paris," the object of the flight.
Gift of Charles A. Lindbergh.
Design Features: The "Spirit of St. Louis" was designed by Donald Hall under the direct supervision of Charles Lindbergh. It is a highly modified version of a conventional Ryan M-2 strut-braced monoplane, powered by a reliable Wright J-5C engine. Because the fuel tanks were located ahead of the cockpit for safety in case of an accident, Lindbergh could not see directly ahead, except by using a periscope on the left side or by turning the airplane and looking out a side window.
Fokker Dr.I Triplane.
If you appreciate high quality, well crafted items, and you strive to produce planes that look as great as they fly. Then please study the pictures below closely. As you can witness with you own eyes, these plans are superbly drawn and layed out. In keeping with tradition, your Uncle Willie has done it again!
72" top wing span. 10" chord. 1,910 sq. in. wing area.
2 cu. inch Quadra shown for power. 1/4 scale
Plan calls for the use this beautiful, strong & lightweight cowl. Plans come with a BOM which also provides the web site where the cowl may be purchased from along with the cowls purchase number and last known price.
Machine guns are available from William's.
HISTORY: Few aircraft of the World War I period have received the attention given the . Often linked with the career of the highest scoring ace of that war, Germany's Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen, the nimble Dr. I earned a reputation as one of the best "dogfighters" of the war. The Fokker Dr. I was ordered into production on July 14, 1917, in response to the success earlier in that year of the British Sopwith Triplane. The first Dr. Is appeared over the Western Front in August, 1917. Pilots were impressed with its maneuverability, and several, including von Richthofen, soon scored victories with the highly maneuverable triplane. Nineteen of Richthofen's last 21 victories were achieved while he was flying the Dr. I. Fokker built 320 Dr. Is. For a brief period production was suspended while the wings were redesigned to prevent in-flight failures (Ouch!). By May 1918 the Dr I was being replaced by the newer and faster Fokker D VII. No known original Fokker Dr. Is have survived. <sigh>
FYI; Did you know that this is my #1 stolen plan.
Every scumbag on eBay is selling this plan.
And yes, Lok Man TSAI is the largest scumbag of them all.
You can only wonder what other crimes this criminal has committed.
BIG 79" wing span x 3 wings eguals a WHOPPING 239" of wing span! Wing chord 9.75". Wing area 2,300 sq. inches! 58" length. Power, Quadra engine called for?
The tires are 7 1/2" in diameter! 1/4 scale.
A 12 page construction Manuel is included as JPEGs.
HISTORY: In their search for an outstanding fighting aeroplane the Sopwith experimental department decided in early 1916 to build an entirely new design--a triplane. The completed machine had three narrow-chord wings. The combined wing area of the three mainplanes gave the aircraft plenty of lift. Ailerons were fitted to all three wings; the interplane struts were plain but strong and few bracing wires were needed. The fuselage was a typical Sopwith wooden box girder. Tail- plane, elevators, rudder and fin resembled those of the Pup, but later production models had a tail-plane of reduced area. The handling qualities of the Triplane were excellent. It is now regarded as only slightly less manoeuvrable than the Pup, but many pilots preferred it to the little biplane. The triplane layout was adopted in order to give the pilot the widest possible field of vision, and to ensure maneuverability. The central wing was level with the pilot's eyes and obscured very little of his view, and the narrow chord of all the planes wings ensured that the top and bottom wings interfered less with his outlook than the wings of a biplane. The narrow chord aided manoeuvrability, for the shift of the center of pressure with changes of incidence was comparatively small; this permitted the use of a short fuselage. At the same time, the distribution of the wing area over three mainplanes kept the span short and conferred a high rate of roll.
These are high resolution TIFF and PDF files containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
Either file will produce 2 plans printed on 36" x 62",and 36" x 68" paper.
I can send the PDF files as they are small in size.
Ah yes, that was when men were men, and the ladies loved them!
1/4 scale Fokker DVII fighter.
88" wing span. 70" length. Power: Quadra or similar engine in size.
HISTORY: The Fokker D.VII is widely regarded as the best German aircraft of the war. Its development was championed by Manfred von Richthofen. In January 1918, Richthofen tested the D.VII in the trials at Adlershof but never had an opportunity to fly it in combat. He was killed just days before it entered service. When introduced, the D.VII was not without problems. On occasion its wing ribs would fracture in a dive and high temperatures sometimes ignited planes armed with phosphorus ammunition or caused their gas tanks to explode. Even so, the D.VII proved to be durable and easy to fly. As noted by one authority, it had "an apparant ability to to make a good pilot out of mediocre material." When equipped with the BMW engine, the D.VII could outclimb any Allied opponent it encountered in combat. Highly maneuverable at all speeds and altitudes, it proved to be more than a match for any of the British or French fighter planes of 1918.
These are high resolution TIFF files containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
One file will print a sheet 36" x 75" and the other 2 sheets will be 36" x 71".
For the history on this plane
As these plans are large, you may want them burned to a disc.
I can mail your plan(s) on a CD for $6.00 to any country in the world.
To keep things simply, I do not charge more for overseas shipping.
For orders over $50, the CD shipping is FREE. This is $$$ money in your pocket.
The down side is you will wait a week or two for the mail while you walk the floor wondering is the mail man will ever deliver your disc.
The up side is you may place large order and gets the TIFs and PDFs files burned to a disc.
A disc can hold over 50 plans, so you will not run out of room.
A DVD is available in replacement of a CD. You must request your plans be burned to a DVD instead of a CD at the time of ordering.
FYI: Your CD will be securely mailed in a jewel case inside a padded envelope.
I do not like to mail CDs in December. I have experienced a large damage rate as the CDs are busted against the Christmas packages.