SFM Meeting Schedule for 2018/19 Building Season:

October  19, 2018 January 25, 2019
November 30, 2018 February 22, 2019
December 28, 2018 March 29, 2019

All Meetings Start @ 7pm:  Directions

 


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The Scale Flyers of Minnesota are dedicated to building/designing scale radio controlled model aircraft replicas of historic full-sized aircraft.  At our meetings (during the winter months) we share information on scale documentation, building and finishing techniques, new available products as well as various discussions on flying skills required in scale modeling.

Scale Flyers of Minnesota club members have gained the reputation of designing/ building some of the most unique Scale & Giant Scale R/C Model Aircraft  in our hobby.  This site captures some of that unique knowledge and presents it to you as a resource, reference and enjoyment.

Our site's contributing members have years of construction and design experience.  We're active in scale events such as Top Gun and the Scale Masters.

You've seen our Members Designs, Kits & R/C Products highlighted in several National R/C Aircraft Publications.  Some of our members have gone a step farther by providing their proven aircraft designs and products here for your review, free download and purchase.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Check-out our "Monthly Newsletter/Design Resource Achieve" and/or feel free to Contact Us if we can help you with your scale projects.

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Andersen Designs are sought after and highly regarded for their excellent Flight Characteristics and Scale Representations at Scale R/C Contests Worldwide!  He's been a scale aircraft enthusiast and designer for over forty years.  His adaptive skills and technical knowledge make him a precise but humble line judge at many competitions.

In addition to his latest exact 1/4 Scale Hawker Hurricane Mk II, you'll find ten(10) other aircraft design plans for your consideration.  Each design is presented with Scale Plan Sheets, Scale Aircraft Documentation, Paint Masks and more!  Everything you'll need to competitively compete when your project is completed at any level or just enjoy having a wonderful unique aircraft to fly on a daily basis.  The best part ... all Plan Downloads Are Free!

See All Scale Aircraft Plans, Paint Masks & Documentation Downloads.

Kawasaki Ki-45 (Highlighted Design)

David's Ki-45 is  a Proven Award Winner and an exact 1/5th Scale Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu.  Suitable for competition, museum static display and everyday enjoyment at your flying field.  This 1/5th Scale design has a 120" wingspan, is an excellent flyer with stable flight and landing characteristics.  The aircraft can be powered by two 50cc gas motors and a few flyers are building theirs with equivalent electric motors.  Micko Aircraft & Accessories has the Fiberglass & Vacuum formed parts available! ... read more

Background ... In December 1937 the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force issued a requirement for a two-seat, twin engine heavy fighter.  A design team headed by Tako Doi went to work and came up with an aircraft not dissimilar to the Messerschmitt Bf 110, the Kawasaki Ki-15 Toryu.  The word Toryu stands for "Dragon Killer", which was the purpose of these aircraft who's specific design was to be a superior night fighter for home defense against US bombers.

Plan Versatility

Andersen Designs aircraft plans are true scale representations of there full size counterparts.  Each design has proven flight characteristics that not only are a joy to fly but allow Scale Modelers to Enlarge or Reduce David's design plans to achieve their desired Scale Aircraft Size!  Find Out How...

Andersen Articles

 > Build Without Plans 

 > Mode 1, New for 3D or Old Fashioned? 

 > Dihedral - Why? How Much & Where

 > Flite Metal 101, w/ Video

 > Me and My Drone - It's Just a Hobby  

 > Own, Don't Rent ... a flying site editorial  

 > Panel Lines, Rivets & Stitches 

 > TCRC Lands on a Permanent Field 

 > Those Hellcat Flaps

 > The Art of the Scroll Saw

 > The Well Tempered Drill Press

 > Washout - Why? How Much & Where

 > Warbird Flying Techniques, w/Video

 Additional Building, Tips & Technique Articles!

 

Unique Aircraft

 That Fly Wonderful!

   

Micko Aircraft's founder has over 25 years of scale modeling experience and has participated in several Scale Masters Tournaments.  While his passion is building and flying scale aircraft, he also designs high quality Composite Kits, Fiberglass Parts & Vacuumed Formed Parts for aircraft designers like David Andersen Designs and others.

Micko Aircraft & Accessories has just announced that it has expanded its offerings to include an enhanced Scale P-47D Razorback, with additional panel lines and rivet detail!

 

Micko Aircraft's Scale Composite "Grumman F6F Hellcat"

Micko Aircraft & Accessories rolled out their Semi-Composite F6F Hellcat Hellcat comes as a custom short kit.  The kit consists of a complete fuselage with all formers glassed in place, the cowl mounted, and the motor box designed for your motor of choice.  This wonderful kit includes a fully detail fiberglass rudder and detailed top and bottom fiberglass wing skins for the center section.

Lastly, for an additional $200. detailed fiberglass top and bottom wing skins are available.

  The short kit includes the wing and stab plans as well as presenting all the parts that have to cut from balsa and plywood.

There are several kit cutters that make a very fine full wood kit that contains all the sheet, stick wood and balsa, hard wood blocks and laser cut parts to build the complete wing and stab from our plans.

There is quality landing gear made by Robart, Sierra Giant Scale and Shindin Machine that will work very well with this Scale 95" Hellcat F6F.

Scale Hellcat F6F Specifications

Scale

2.25" = 1'

Wing Area

1700 sq"

Wingspan

95"

Power

3.7 to 5.8

Length

75"

Weight Range

34 to 43 lbs

One of the unique features of Micko Aircraft is that they're happy to speak with you about Custom Fiberglass Parts for your specific project as well as parts for other designers & kit suppliers. read more...

Links

Scale Builder Tools

  > 3 Views Documentation

  > Large Prop Balancing (Video)

  > Length Converter

  > Making G-10 Material (Video)

  > Pull/Pull Set-Up (Video)

  > Servo Torque Calculator

 
 

                 

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