Grumman F6F Hellcat RC

Grumman F6F Hellcat

Materials: XPS foam 5mm (or Depron 3mm, 6mm) + Balsa wood 4x4, aircraft plywood 2mm, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 1010mm (40")
Length: 772mm
Flying Weight: 395g (14 oz)
Motor: MF2405-1300KV (28g)
Propeller: 1147 or 1047
Receiver: FrSky S6R (12g)
ESC: VGood 20A (17g)
Servos:EMAX ES08D II (9g) x 4
LiHV battery: 1100mah 2S 7.6V
Stainless Steel Spring Wire 1,8 mm
Wheels 2,25"
Carbon Tube (push rods): 500x2x1mm
Round Pivot Pins D3 x W10 x L48mm:
Hinge Linker (rudder and elevator) (24mm):
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)
Transparent plastic screws 4x45

Free plans (templates)

Print in actual size (100%) on 250g/m2 paper. Download PDF (6MB) A4 210×297mm

F6F Hellcat RC plane

Grumman F6F Hellcat RC

Grumman F6F Hellcat free plans

Grumman F6F Hellcat decals

 

 

Servoless Retractable Landing Gear(25g)
Nylon Black Screws (M2.5 + 8mm)
Silicone Rubber O-ring Sealing (6 x 2mm)

The main fleet fighter with which the United States entered the Pacific War was the Grumman F4F Wildcat. This bold, pilot-loved and well-adapted aircraft for aircraft carrier operations could not keep up with the growing number of Japanese A6M Zero fighters. In this situation, the same label offered the US Navy a brand new F6F Hellcat that was still in testing. Serial production was launched extremely quickly, and the first deliveries became possible already at the end of 1942. Nothing indicated that the ineffective Hellcat would make a decisive contribution to victory.

A large, massive, seemingly heavy machine evoked mixed feelings among the pilots and it seemed that the nickname "sea cow" would stick to it forever. It soon became clear that it was erroneous, because the alleged cow turned out to be a very dangerous bull, with a huge flight range for a single-engine machine, high horizontal speed and a dive. Rapidly carried out in a round-robin attack by Hellcats, both with an advantage in height and from below, with heavy weapons, as a rule, were effective and usually did not have to be repeated.

Of the 6,477 Japanese aircraft shot down by carrier pilots, 4,947 were lost by Hellcats and only 270 of their own. A total of 12,274 vehicles of all types were produced.

At the final stage of the war, Hellcats were also the main equipment of large British aircraft carriers operating in the Pacific. We present our model in these colors and in this marking.

One of the curiosities of the Hellcat design was the downward deviation of the longitudinal axis of the engine by 3 degrees, which forced the aircraft to take a characteristic position in flight: with an overhang of the tail.

The F6F-3 was an all-metal low-wing aircraft with retractable undercarriage and folding wings designed for operations from aircraft carriers.