20
Jun
11

Boulton Paul Defiant

As always have some kind of project running in the background. Many of you that know me know I fly RC airplanes. My special interest is WW2 aircraft. This is the British Boulton Paul Defiant which had a pretty bad career in the war until they painted it black and made it a night fighter where it claimed many ME-109s. Good job too.

This was an old kit for free flight made from a reproduction of a 1930s free flight rubber band powered airplane. I love old balls like this. 80 years later it has a brushless motor, two micro servos, electronic speed control, 2.4 ghz radio receiver and a small lithium battery. Pure science fiction to those folks back when this kit was first designed.

Slowly but surely I’m framing it up. I will cover it in nitrate dope and tissue. For Fathers day I got to work on it all day instead of the occasional one hour before bed.

Steve


2 Responses to “Boulton Paul Defiant”


  1. 1 Jeff Porteous
    June 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Cool, Steve. I’ve read about this plane. Looks a lot like a Hurricane to German pilots, but, man, what a surprise kick comin’ out of that gun behind the cockpit!

    Jeff

  2. 2 John Logan McKee
    June 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I had a plastic kit of this airplane years ago. Looks pretty neat then, and now.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    – John


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