Ziroli Gi­ant Scale Plans Su­per­ma­rine Spitfire Mk I–V

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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

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