|1:6 scale biplane dive bomber- 68" Span, 1267 sq. in. for 1.2-1.8 four stroke 16 lbs.
Belair produce this Partial kit form original CAD data, giving you an accurate kit of parts. All shaped wood parts are included, such as wing ribs, fuselage components, formers, tail parts etc.
This is a large, beautiful, complex aircraft, for the scale craftsman, and it is the ultimate biplane for the lover of Golden Age aircraft.
The SBC was a metal airplane with some fabric covering. The model simulates this. It is built with scale-like structure. It has all ribs, fuselage formers, stringers, spars and floors in the scale locations. When you look into the cockpit, the structure you see is what you would have seen on the original.
The metal covered areas are covered with a specialty paper that exactly simulates sheet metal covering, down to the slight ripple effect along rivet lines. The panel lines are real panel lines. The over all effect is one of breathtaking realism, and the process results in a lighter weight aircraft. The instructions detail this process.
The SBC had a retractable landing gear, the wheels lying flush with the sides of the fuselage ahead of the lower wing. The plans Include a scale retractable gear plan, with air and electric schematics and layouts. The gear requires only home shop fabrication.Plans show a scale, Retractable Tail Wheel. Plans show all structural details, scale control surface hinging, wire rigging and operating dive brakes.
SBC-3 configuration variations are shown on the plans. Flying wires and struts are scale and functional. All control surfaces are removable. The aircraft separates into several components: The upper wing is in 3 sections. The outer sections are readily removable for transport and storage, while the cabane struts and landing wires can remain attached to the fuselage. The cabanes and landing wires are removable, too. The flying wir