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RR Merlin III
1,030 hp
4,980 lbs.
6,450 lbs.
31 ft. 5 in.
40 ft.
8 x .303 cal.
230 mph
318 mph
2,520 fpm
36,000 feet
460 miles

RC Hurricane
RC Hurricane

The Hurricane, produced by Hawker, was essentially a Hawker Fury monoplane. In fact, that is how they were first known.

RC Hurricane
RC Hurricane - Gunsmoke

Hotcross posted the above picture of the rc Hurricane as seen at Gunsmoke 2011, Mesa, AZ, to RC Groups. If you know the name of the builder and can provide any information about the great looking giant scale airplane, please email us.

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RC Hurricane - Vailly

Vailly Aviation has plans for a rc Hurricane that build to a 92" wingspan and 74 1/4" length.  Construction is mainly balsa and ply.  Power is from a 3W-50 engine with weight of about 29 lbs.

RC Hurricane
RC Hurricane - VQ Warbirds.

Pictured above is the rc Hurricane from VQ Models with a 63" wingspan and a length of 50". You can power it with a .61 two cycle or .91 four cycle engine. All up weight should be around 10 1/2 lbs.

The first models were even produced with fabric covered wings. However, it wasn't long after their introduction that metal wings became standard.

RC Hurricane
RC Hurricane - ESM

The rc Hurricane from ESM has a wingspan of 71" and a length of 55 l/2". Construction materials used are a fiberglass fuselage and built up wings. Power can come from .60 to .90 engines. It should weigh approximately 10 1/2 lbs.

In December of 1937 the first Hurricane aircraft were deployed with combat squadrons. They were the first British aircraft capable of 300 mph + speeds. They proved so successful that the RAF requested more production than their factory could handle. Eventually Gloster Aircraft began producing aircraft to help make up the shortfall.

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RC Hurricane - Norm Gates.

Pictured above is of a rc Hurricane built from Roy Vaillancourt plans produced by Kit Cutters. The great looking rc airplane was built by Norm Gates. Wingspan is 92" and length is 74". You can power it with a Quatra Q42, Q50, or Sachs 3.2 or 4.2 engine. It should weigh between 22 and 26 lbs.

There were more Hurricanes than other fighters when World War II broke out. They were particularly effective against German bombers.

RC Hurricane
RC Hurricane - Joel Scholz

The rc Hurricane scratch built by Joel Scholz of RC Groups has a 44" wingspan. It is made from balsawood and ply with power from a geared Trinity brushed motor. All up weight is about 3 1/2 lbs.

The Mk II model, that was deployed in September of 1940, was equipped with a two stage engine supercharger, enabling better high altitude performance.

American Eagle has a 1/5 scale rc Hurricane. It has a wingspan of 92" and a length of 64". Construction is epoxy glass for the fuselage and foam for the wings. For power you can use 35 to 62 cc gas engines. It should weigh between 15 and 25 lbs.

KMP has a 72" wingspan rc Hurricane. It is of all fiberglass construction. Power recommended should come from a 1.20 two cycle engine.  All up weight will be around 12 lbs.

Hurricanes were armed with up to twelve .303 machine guns. The Mk 11C, introduced in April of 1941, had four 20 mm cannons. The Mk 11D was armed with two 40 mm anti-tank cannons. Other versions were produced as night fighters and for the Royal Navy. Naval aircraft had fittings for catapult launches as well as tail hooks.

Kit Cutters will sell the rc Hurricane from Nexus plans that has a 68" wingspan.

Next from Kit Cutters is a 1:5 scale rc Hurricane from Jim Pepino Plans. It has a 90" wingspan and a 72" length. Recommended power is a ST 2500 engine.

Hurricanes were a pilot favorite. They reported that it could take a great deal of punishment, and was a steadier gun platform with better over the nose visibility than many other fighter aircraft. Royal Air Force Hurricanes flew until January 1947.

A total of 14,231 of the aircraft were produced.

The rc Hurricane from HobbyZone is a 53 1/2" wingspan, 42" long ARF foamy. Included are flaps, plus you can install optional retracatble landing gear. To power the 4 3/4 lb. rc Hurricane you will need a .25 two stroke engine electric motor equivalent.

Windrider's rc Hurricane comes in white foam and needs to be painted. It has a 48" wingspan and includes retractable landing gear. Available options are a 830 kV motor with controller, servos, and flight batttery.

The rc Hurricane manufactured by Black Horse comes almost ready to fly, made from balsawood and plywood. Its wingspan is 87" and it is 66" long. Included are retractable landing gear and working flaps. Engines can be from 50cc to 55cc and weight is around 16 1/2 lbs.

The rc Hurricane from RC Flight is no longer in production although we have found the ARF for sale at eBay and various RC websites. Its wingspan is 73" and a good power choice is a Zenoah ZG26 in order to balance at the c/g without adding nose weight.

Blue Sky Modellbau has a school yard flyer size rc Hurricane. Its wingspan is 27 1/2" and length is 22". Construction is EPS. A motor and ESC is included with the 11 oz. airplane.

The rc Hurricane from Easy Built Models is a conversion from a 50" wingspan rubber power free flight kit. It appears to be a popular conversion.

Another rc Hurricane conversion project is from enlarged Stahl Plans. You can find it by Grasshopper at WattFlyer RC.

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