Ziroli Giant Scale Plans Supermarine Spitfire Mk I–V
Designed by Nick Ziroli Sr., this giant-scale Spitfire set of plans consists of four large sheets clearly illustrating the model’s structure as well as the installation of retractable landing gear and functional scale flaps. All the basic structures and flying surfaces are made out of balsa and plywood, and use conventional modeling tools and materials.
The building techniques are similar to other Zirolidesigned warbirds and are straightforward—easily accomplished by anyone with some previous model-building experience. The set includes separate instruction guide and building notes on the plan sheets as well as full-size templates for all the required parts, allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you don’t have the tools or the time to cut your own kit, Nick Ziroli Giant Scale Plans now carries full laser-cut wood kits for the Spitfire plan (full kit, $405.00). Also available are a molded fiberglass engine cowl and belly scoop, a clear plastic canopy, and other vacuum-formed accessories.
QUICK SPECS Wingspan: 100 in. Wing area: 1,575 sq. in. Weight: 30 lb.Wing loading: 43.89 oz./ sq. ft. Power req’d: 62–85cc gas Radio req’d: 6-channel Price: $60.00 | ziroligiantscale plans.com