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F6F Hellcat Plan

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60 $60.00

Product ID: ZIR:F6F1

  • Scale: 2.25" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 95"
  • Length: 75"
  • Wing Area: 1700 sq/in
  • Weight: 32-42lbs
  • Power: 62-85cc gas

The prototype Hellcat first flew in August of 1942 and was in full-scale production later that same year. It first saw combat in September 1943. Over 10,000 Hellcats were produced when production ended in 1945.

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The giant scale F6F-3/5 Hellcat plan set is 1/5.3 scale and consists of four large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The F6F-3/5 Hellcat plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, fixed wire gear, servos and Zenoah G-62 engine and features three piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you don’t have the tools or time to cut your own kit Nick Ziroli Plans now carries laser cut wood kits for the F6F-3/5 Hellcat plan. The plans have a separate instruction guide and building notes on the plans.  If you choose gear or an engine not shown on the plans you should have them on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with 1 oz fiberglass cloth and ZAP Z-poxy finishing resin and elevator and rudder with iron on cloth covering such as Solartex..Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the F6F-3/5 Hellcat. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: F6F Hellcat Plan
  • Scale: 1/5.3
  • Inches to the foot: 2.25" - 1'
  • Length: 75"
  • Weight: 32-42lbs
  • Wing loading: 44-57oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1700 sq.in
  • Wing span: 95"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +1 degree
  • Dihedral: 5" under W-15
  • Power: 62-85cc gas
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 1" up and 3/4" down
  • Elevator throws: 1" up and 1" down
  • Rudder throws: 2" to right & 2" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 40-50
  • Cowl length: 10.25"
  • Cowl height front: 11.5"
  • Cowl height rear: 14"
  • Cowl width front:: 10"
  • Cowl width rear: 12"
  • Engine offset degrees: 2 right 3 down
  • CG Location: 5 1/2" back from leading edge of the wing at the center section with gear up
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Ziroli plastic gear doors
  • Engine: 62-85cc gas
  • Spinner:  1.5" spinner
  • Fuel tank::  32oz square
  • Wing Tube: 1 1/2" X 36"
  • Control Horns: (2) 0.5", (3) 1"
  • Hinges: (18) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges, (10) ROBART LG hinge points
  • Covering: 1 oz fiberglass cloth & epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Retracts tail
  • Retract Air Kit: yes
  • Wheels Main: 5.5" or 6"
  • Wheels tail: 2"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (2) 150-200oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (2)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)120+oz BB, Gear (1)50oz, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing