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Gas Powered Airplane Kits / FFP-03
Original Model Craft Commando|
This kit is ideal for the beginner in gasoline powered models. It
has a 50" wingspan and utilizes the Box
and Former method of construction. It is designed for Class
A gas powered aircraft and uses .049 to .09 engines. Pre-1942
design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight gas powered model kit contains a full size
rolled plan, instructions, hand picked printed balsa wood,
balsa sheet wood and balsa strip wood, laser cut aircraft
grade plywood, hardwood, wire, clear sheet plastic, and
Silkspan tissue covering.
You will need a engine, fuel tank, fuel, propeller, wheels,
building board, cutting tools, wire cutters, pliers, fine sandpaper, glue, and paint.
FFP-03 Original Model Craft Commando
Class: Sport model
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
photo of your model!
"Here is my recently completed Commando. It is powered by a Bantam
The covering is Polyspan with Japanese tissue trim. The color scheme
the same as the original Model Craft Canada box art from the 1941
kit." - Dan Rhinehart
"Attached are three photos of my Easy Built Commando. This model was completed and first flown summer of 2009. It is a very fine flyer. My wife loves to fly it because it is so predictable, and slow. It is converted to 3 channel (mini) RC with electric power. It uses a brushed ball bearing 370 motor geared 5.1 with a 10x4 prop and 3 cell 1300 mah Lipo battery. Covering is Ultracote. I think my next Easy Built will be the Super
Soarer." - Jim Carter
"The model is fitted with an old English Mills 1.3 ccm (produced in 1949) in very good condition. The controller is Multiplex. Commando had its maiden flight yesterday. It has very good climbing and its gliding characteristic is superb. It was built over the long winter and will be used for Texaco competitions." - Zdenek Slapnicka, Czech Republic
"This is your model FFP-03 with a little modification.
The wing is 5" longer, and is now poly dihedral and nose is
1 1/2" longer. It is powered with a Paw .049 diesel, 3 channel
r/c." - Henry Forbes
Click here for the amazing tutorial by Don Sebolt with over 100 photos!
"The diesel engine is ENYA06. Prop 7 × 4 inches. Enjoy a very good flight." - Yauo Aizawa, Tokyo Japan
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.