Scale De Havilland Vampire
new page will follow the construction of a one Quarter scale (25%
of the full sized aircraft) radio controlled DH Vampire. This
model was designed and the plans drawn by Kerry Sterner. To save
some time and effort and improve accuracy I have had all of the
formers and wing ribs laser cut and supplied by Leon Cole of Belair
Digital in the UK. The Scale retracting undercarriage has been
supplied by Sierra in the US and has now arrived bar the main
wheels. The wood for the Vampire has been graded, selected and
supplied mail order by Slec, again in the UK.
Length 93 1/2"
Dry weight 40-45lbs
Fuel capacity 1 1/4Gallons
Engine power 30-40lbs Static thrust
to make things a little easier
These are rather nice, must remember to tuck
them up out of the waybefore I crash.
Four of the six plan sheets and the fuselage jig parts
Belair Laser cutting, top quality
I have cut the fus crutch plan out to make it easier to handle
have covered it with some nice thick polythene sheet of the type
used for BBQ tables. Next job is to mark the centerline of all
surfaces on the fus jig blocks and check their height variation
give the correct spacing for the two fus frames.