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AV8 Harrier

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AV8 Harrier

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Designed by Dennis Schmalzel

If you download airplane plans and build the AV8 Harrier, please consider sending the designer a donation for all of his hard work and inspiration!

PayPal | dschmalzel@comcast.net

Suggested Donation: $10.00

NOTE FROM THE DESIGNER

I have always loved the Harrier. I have thought about making a VTOL version of it for a long time and after watching so many people try it, I decided to just try for a STOL version. Hovering is just too hard!

So I designed the Harrier to be Big and Floaty. Had to have anhedral for sure, and i wanted it to be at least a partial ducted fan. I ended up with a plane that is 53" Long with a 36" Span. The Wing Area when you include the horizontal surfaces is 615 sq inches! If you build it light enough you will definitely have a plane that looks like it is hovering to the ground.

This RC airplane uses a lot of mixes to get everything flying right so a computer radio is a must. I put a servo on every control surface so i could mix everything together and get the darn anhedral elevators to work too. I have the elevators mixed in with ailerons so they help with roll. But this thing really shines when you drop in the flaps. Drop on Full Flaps and this thing will nearly levitate off the ground. It definitely slows it way down too. 

It is fully aerobatic but not a 3D plane. The anhedral wings make it a little sloppy in the rolls but it looks scale if you have ever seen a Harrier rolling. I put the battery low on the plane to help with stability and it does seem to do the job, Overall it is a nice flying plane and it looks amazing when it is flying!

RECOMMENDED GEAR

Motor: Towerpro 2408-21 Brushless Motor | ESC: 18 amp or larger | Servos: Hextronic 9g and 5g servos (1 of each) | Battery: 1300 – 1800 mah 11.1v 3s 20c Lithium Polymer battery

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 16oz | Length: 53" | Wingspan: 36" | Center of Gravity: On the front of the center of the prop slot or forward a little.

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Designed by Dennis Schmalzel

If you download airplane plans and build the AV8 Harrier, please consider sending the designer a donation for all of his hard work and inspiration!

PayPal | dschmalzel@comcast.net

Suggested Donation: $10.00

NOTE FROM THE DESIGNER

I have always loved the Harrier. I have thought about making a VTOL version of it for a long time and after watching so many people try it, I decided to just try for a STOL version. Hovering is just too hard!

So I designed the Harrier to be Big and Floaty. Had to have anhedral for sure, and i wanted it to be at least a partial ducted fan. I ended up with a plane that is 53" Long with a 36" Span. The Wing Area when you include the horizontal surfaces is 615 sq inches! If you build it light enough you will definitely have a plane that looks like it is hovering to the ground.

This RC airplane uses a lot of mixes to get everything flying right so a computer radio is a must. I put a servo on every control surface so i could mix everything together and get the darn anhedral elevators to work too. I have the elevators mixed in with ailerons so they help with roll. But this thing really shines when you drop in the flaps. Drop on Full Flaps and this thing will nearly levitate off the ground. It definitely slows it way down too. 

It is fully aerobatic but not a 3D plane. The anhedral wings make it a little sloppy in the rolls but it looks scale if you have ever seen a Harrier rolling. I put the battery low on the plane to help with stability and it does seem to do the job, Overall it is a nice flying plane and it looks amazing when it is flying!

RECOMMENDED GEAR

Motor: Towerpro 2408-21 Brushless Motor | ESC: 18 amp or larger | Servos: Hextronic 9g and 5g servos (1 of each) | Battery: 1300 – 1800 mah 11.1v 3s 20c Lithium Polymer battery

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 16oz | Length: 53" | Wingspan: 36" | Center of Gravity: On the front of the center of the prop slot or forward a little.

BUILD THREAD

RC GROUPS BUILD THREAD

KIT AVAILABLE

SG-Ideas