Kit FF-57 Hawker Hurricane is a 1/10 scale, flying model that uses
the Box and Former method of construction.
This jumbo model is very popular for
conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design, eligible
for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
The Hurricane, working with
its companion the Spitfire, was responsible for the victory of the
Battle of Britain. Introduced in 1935, it was a rugged and sturdy
aircraft coupled with a Rolls-Royce Goshawk engine which allowed
it to exceed 300 MPH.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a
full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted
printed balsa and balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, spinner, air scoop,
and exhaust pipes, wheels, landing gear wire, E-B 12" propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
rubber motor, TissueCal™ markings, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in light sky blue, evergreen, and olive.
You will need a building board, hobby
knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
"Here are the pictures of the Hawker Hurricane I promised. I
had the maiden flight on September 20th and then
flew it again on September 27th. I have installed retracts
with a servo for each unit. The
plane is powered with a BP Hobbies 180 watt brushless motor on
a 3 cell lipo. I have 5 servos
in the plane and am using a brand new JR XP 6102 radio. I have
covered the plane in black baron fabric and have decided on a
night fighter version, just to be a little different. The plane takes
off in less than 10 feet and flies great at half throttle. As
a side note, the P-40 (Tomahawk) flies awesome.
I have 10 flights on it to date and am enjoying it very much.
My fleet is now up to 25 planes and I'm
approaching 400 total flights for the year! Keep up the good work.
My friend, Don Corning, has his Lysander also
flying great." Your pal in Wisconsin, Gene Turk. P.S. "The pilot's
name is Reggie."
"Attached are a few pictures of my recently built hurricane, made using your 50" wingspan kit. I converted it to electric power and four channel radio control. It flies very well in a very sedate fashion having large wing area and very low weight. Note that I increased the wing strength by adding three spars on the upper side of the wings. The weight of the model is exactly 18 oz. Motor is a Himax brushless model HA2015
Castle Creations reduction gear 4.5:1 ratio,
Motor controller is Electifly SS-12 (Silver Series),
Propeller - APC 11" x 5.5",
Battery Electifly LiPo 2 cell BP 910 (910 mAh),
Receiver - Spektrum AR500,
Servos - 3 Hitec HS 81. - James Marsden, Contact for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the video below to see Ronny Gosselin fly his rubber powered Hurricane.
Click here to read Jim Weber's construction notes.
Roger Laughridge's colorful gas conversion uses six servos and
five channels, and a FP15 for power. The model weighs 2.1 pounds.
Gene Turk's electric r/c conversion.
Modifications include Alpha Retracts. Each retract has its own
servo and the system works well. The retracts are rated for 2.1
lbs. The plane weighs in at less than 1.2 lbs.
Click here to
see a series of construction photos by Richard Kessler.