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F9F Panther Plan

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60 $60.00

Product ID: ZIR:F9F1

  • Scale: 1.9" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 72"
  • Length: 72"
  • Wing Area: 1050 sq/in
  • Weight: 15-18lbs
  • Power: 5" FAN/.91 Glow Engine/14-18lb Turbine

The Panther marked Grumman's entry into the jet age in 1946 with the first production aircraft flying in November of 1948. It went on to distinguish itself in the Korean conflict and formed the basis for the swept-wing Cougar.


The giant scale F9F Panther plan set is 1/6.3 scale and consists of three large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps and retracts. The F9F Panther plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, fixed wire gear, servos and Dyna-max DF with OS .90 engine and features two piece wing.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straight forward 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 would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page. 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. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the F9F Panther. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: F9F Panther Plan
  • Scale: 1/6.3
  • Inches to the foot: 1.9" - 1'
  • Length: 72"
  • Weight: 14-18lbs
  • Wing loading: 33-40oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1050 sq.in
  • Wing span: 72"
  • Wing incidence at root: +1 degrees
  • Stab incidence: 0 degree
  • Dihedral: 1.5" under W8
  • Power: 5" fan with .91 glow or 14-18lb turbine
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 5/8" up, 1/2" down
  • Elevator throws: 5/8" up and 5/8" down
  • Rudder throws: 1" to right & 1" to left
  • Flap degrees down: 40 - 50
  • CG Location: at F9
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Ziroli plastic nose cone and wing tip tanks
  • Engine: 5" fan with .91 glow or 14-18lb turbine
  • Fuel tank:: 24oz square
  • Wing Tube: 1.25" X 30"
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (1) 3/4", (1) 1"
  • Hinges: (15) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges, (6) ROBART LG hinge points
  • Covering: 1 oz fiberglass cloth & epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main: yes
  • Retracts nose: yes
  • Retract Air Kit
  • Wheels Main: 3.75"
  • Wheel nose: 2.5"
  • Radio channels: 6 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (2) 120+oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (1)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)90+oz BB, (1)70oz BB nose wheel, Gear (1)50oz, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing