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Scale Scratch built Grumman FM-2 Wildcat

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by flycanic, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. flycanic

    flycanic 70cc twin V2

    IMG_3650.JPG IMG_3651.JPG IMG_3653.JPG IMG_3655.JPG IMG_3658.JPG IMG_3661.JPG IMG_3674.JPG This plane My older brother and I liked a few years ago. I took the plans I bought from RCM plan service, for a 40 size glow plane. My Uncle Bob enlarged the plans and came up with this 105" FM-2 Wildcat cat I helped on building when I went on vacation. He past away last year so Yakman and I will be finishing this in his Honor. The gear he designed from the plans and I did the welding We used square aluminum tubing and brass tubing for the front and rear wing tubes. He designed the captivating bolt system. Plane was started in late1990.
    @Decal Dennis, @49dimes, @bigblueswope, @stangflyer, @Bartman
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
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  2. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    very nice
  3. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

  4. bigblueswope

    bigblueswope 100cc

    That is AWESOME! So looking forward to this build.
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  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I'll watch this.

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  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    i might be needing a similar set of gear like that if i can sufficiently grow a set and get to making a plan of attack!

    what scale does a 105" wingspan make it? and how much of a windmill will it need up front?
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  7. SleepyC

    SleepyC 150cc

    It will need a motor and prop. Windmills are for Holland. Scheesche.
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  8. flycanic

    flycanic 70cc twin V2

    IMG_3682.JPG IMG_3685.JPG The Engine we were going to use was the OS BGX 1 2 cycle glow, or a Quadra gasses. I just weighed it tonight and the all up frame work and gear came to 17lb. 5.7oz. I am considering an EME 120 for this one. Flying weight I am going to try and keep it some where around 27lb. to 29lb. I we haven't decided how much scale detail we are going to do. Thanks for all the great comments guys. As far as what Scale, I have no clue, I just told My Uncle to size it up to some where over 100" and this is what he came up with 105" FM-2 LOL!! More to come
  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Coool.....I've always like those planes. A warbird of that size under 30 pounds would be incredible. Now quit goofing off and get that thing built. :yesss:
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