Randy Snow’s latest biplane for the Profile event is this Sopwith Sea Pup
with a 28-inch wingspan. It is modeled after the first aircraft to land on a
ship underway in 1917.
from Global Hobby Distributors and one from HobbyKing.
Great Planes Model Manufacturing once produced a
Combat Corsair for the RC Combat event. With a 43.25-inch
wingspan, it has a cavernous fuselage and looks great. It can’t
help but look beautiful; it’s a Corsair!
As an RC Combat model, it doesn’t have landing gear. I
located two Spitfire (Seafire for us) models from HobbyKing,
one with a 50-inch wingspan and one with a 49-inch wingspan
and a different canopy configuration.
The 49-inch model will be the subject of my next column. It
fits our wingspan limits because the Royal Navy used Seafires
with clipped wingtips for low-altitude work. It works out
perfectly. As of April, the smaller Spitfire is still listed on the
HobbyKing website, but is not in stock.
This month’s photos are of some of the new Carrier models
that were seen at the Southwest Regionals Model Airplane
Championships last January in Tucson, Arizona.
Navy Carrier Society (NCS)
Global Hobby Distributors
Great Planes Model Manufacturing
Southwest Regionals Model Airplane Championships
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