HURRICANE KIT (In stock to ship from 14th June)
**** Recent changes ****
- NEW split wing option included, similar to the Spitfire. (see link below for pictures)
- GRP cowl can now be supplied in one piece although this will need to be shipped separately due to it's extremely awkward shape.
This is a Laser Cut Hawker Hurricane Model Kit for Radio Control (or static). An 88" span aircraft originally designed around the 2500- 3000 Super Tigre range of engines. Since then however, there have been many more power plants developed.
The complete aircraft is of all wood construction (no foam), the main components being Balsa and Ply.
This kit also contains a GRP cowl, spun aluminium spinner, vacuum formed parts for glazing, exhaust stacks and underbelly parts.
The wing has been re-designed to a fully built up construction incorporating inboard aileron linkage and split flap arrangement as standard.
Complementing the DB Spitfire Kit, this Hurricane traditional wood model kit is both easy to build and fly and is for those with good building experience. It is a nostalgic reflection on times past. Why not build one of each with a colleague?
Accessories Available (Scroll down for links to the accessories)
Decal set (DTA V6864)
Scale Retracts (air)
Scale - 1 : 5.4 (17.5%)
Weight (typical) 9kg (20 lb)
(Ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle, flaps)
Engine 25 - 40cc (depending on make)
C/G = 4-1/2" (114mm) from C/Sect L/E
Wing span - 88" or 7'3"
Total wing area 8.7 sq/ft
Fuselage length overall 68 1/2"
Wing loading approx 2.75 lb sq/ft
Latest weight reported 25lb
Spares (these are already in the Hurricane Kit)
Vacformed Radiator (2 parts)
Vacformed Exhausts (pair)
Luca's latest fine build blog can be seen HERE
Luca's Maiden Flight, view
RCGroups have a very good build log
A Couple of others here and here
Photo's kindly submitted by Alan Hirji, his build blog appears to have vanished from a forum unfortunately.
New Photo on the Decking is by kind permission of Tommy Jordan.
Others photos courtesy of Gary Bailes.
Newest Photo of Grant Crenfeldt from NZ with his model. That's a photo to make you want to go flying.
You might also like to look up the article beginning on page 73 of the January 2009 edition of RCM&E by Pete Lowe (he built the bandsaw cut version).
Please note that there have been in total, two reports that the C of G is too far forward on the plan. There are numerous other models flying with C of G as per the plan. This is not a judgement but if you find it too far forward then gradually move it back until you have satisfactory flying/control characteristics. It doesn't have to remain the same as the plan.
Previously, a 230kv, 3150W motor was recommended by another company. Their particular example is no longer available so the link has been removed.
Hurricane Split Wing Pictures
4Max sometimes have electric setups for these models