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RC Fairey Fantôme plan

If you're an experienced aeromodeller and fancy building a less well known and modelled subject, how about this beautiful bipe by Bob Bishop?

The full size Fantôme was a prototype fighter biplane built by British aircraft manufacturer Fairey, in the mid 1930s.
It was a very short-lived plane; the original crashed just a month after its maiden flight. Enough components had been manufactured by Fairey to build three more Fantômes, but these planes were assembled in Belgium under the name FĂ©roce.

An elegant and sleek looking biplane, it sadly came at a time when armed forces were set on using the newer monoplane fighters, and so production never continued.

Bob's rc Fairey Fantome is a fine representation, at 1/5 scale. The photo below shows what an excellent job Bob has done of recreating this beautiful biplane...

The Bob Bishop RC Fairey Fantome

The basic model specifications are:

  • Scale: approx. 1/5.
  • Wingspan: 85.8 in. (2180mm)
  • Length: 66.6 in. (1691.4mm)
  • Wing area: 1804 sq.in.
  • Weight: 23 lbs.
  • Wing loading: 29.4 oz/sq.ft.
  • Engine: 1.8 2-stroke or equivalent 4-stroke.
  • Radio: Min. 4 channel.

RC Fairey Fantôme plan info

Since this is a large scale model, there are 5 plan sheets, each measuring 36" x 72". These CAD-created plans are also available in PDF format, should you want to have the files on your computer and have them printed off locally.
Shown below are a couple of sample plan sheets:

RC Fairey Fantome plan sheet sample RC Fairey Fantome plan sheet sample

The Fantome plan & shipping prices (in USD) are:

  • 5 printed CAD plan sheets: $55.
  • 5 PDF format plan sheets: $25.**
  • Shipping & handling (plans rolled in tube) within the US: $12.50.
  • Shipping & handling (plans rolled in tube) within Canada: $20.00
  • Shipping & handling (plans rolled in tube) overseas: $28.00

** Please note that the PDF files are not an automatic download; they will be sent to you by the designer.

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RC Fairey Fantome plans - $55 plus shipping.


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Fantome laser cut parts set

A set of laser cut parts is available for this rc Fairey Fantome. The set contains all the balsa and ply parts from the plan (formers, ribs etc.) but does not include sheet or strip wood; this must be purchased separately by yourself. Hardware for the build is also not included.
Price for the set is $250.00 plus shipping. Please use the button below to add this set to your plan order:

RC Fairey Fantome laser cut parts set - $250 plus shipping.


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RC Fairey Fantome images

Below are a few photos of Bob's beautiful Fantome - click any of the images for the larger version:

RC Fairey Fantome in flightThe Fantome parked up
Nose detail of the RC Fairey FantomeBob with his Fairey Fantome

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