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SBD Dauntless Plan

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Product ID: ZIR:SBD1

  • Scale: 2.4" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 100"
  • Length: 78"
  • Wing Area: 1750 sq/in
  • Weight: 30-40lbs
  • Power: 62-85cc Gas

Another of the great WWII warbirds, the SBD is well known for it's ability to dive, nearly vertically, to drop it's 1000lb bomb on enemy targets. Launched from our carriers the SBD was key in defeating the Japenese Navy at the Battle of Midway. The detailed plan set consists of five large sheets which clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing the unique dive brake/flap and retract installation.


The giant scale SBD Dauntless plan set is 1/5 scale and consists of five large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure as well as showing installation of flaps, dive brakes and retracts. The SBD Dauntless plan shows the installation of Robart retracts, bomb trapeze, fixed wire gear, servos and Quadra 75 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 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 and elevator and rudder with iron on cloth covering such as solartex. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the SBD Dauntless. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: SBD Dauntless Plan
  • Scale: 1/5
  • Inches to the foot: 2.4" - 1'
  • Length: 78"
  • Weight: 30-40lbs
  • Wing loading: 40-53oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1750 sq.in
  • Wing span: 100"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +1 degree
  • Dihedral: 6 3/8" under W17
  • Power: 62-85 cc 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: 45 flaps and dive brakes
  • Cowl length: 6 5/8"
  • Cowl height front: 11"
  • Cowl height rear: 12"
  • Cowl width front:: 11"
  • Cowl width rear: 11"
  • Engine offset degreese: 1 right 1 down
  • CG Location: 6 1/2" back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage (REVISEDED 2017 supersedes plan)
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Ziroli canopy
  • Engine: 62-85cc gas
  • Spinner: 2 1/2" standard shape
  • Fuel tank:: 32 oz rectangle
  • Wing Tube: 1.5" x 36"
  • Control Horns: (6) 1/2", (4) 3/4", (2) 1"
  • Hinges: (30) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges
  • Covering: 1oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin
  • Retracts Main
  • Tail gear strut: formed wire
  • TRetract Air Kit
  • Wheels Main: 6"
  • Wheels tail: 2"
  • Radio channels: 8 or more
  • Servos: Flaps (4) 120+oz MGBB, Dive brakes (2)120+oz MGBB, Ailerons (2)90+oz BB, Elevators (2)90+oz BB, Rudder (1)120+oz BB, Gear gear and bomb drop (2)50oz, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing