Monday, January 31, 2011

Supermarine S.6B

Hi to All:
This is my model of the Supermarine S.6B forerunner of the Supermarine Spitfire.  The model details are:  wingspan 73"; weight 15 lbs; powered by O.S. 120 4-stroke engine.  The model was scratch built from Jim Pepino plans and is made of balsa covered with silk and Brodak dope.  The model flies off the water beautifully and lands with a typical skimming action.  Next week its home will be the Florida Aviation Historical Museum at Sun 'n' Fun in Lakeland, FL.
Fred Mulholland


Anonymous said...

Amazing job! Love that airplane.

John Stainforth said...

I am thinking of building the Pepino 1/5 scale S6b. I notice that you had to add quite a bit of weight to the front to the floats. I was wondering if you think a bigger (heavier) engine might be the way to go, or would the model then be overpowered?

Mike Cove said...

I would like to get a copy of the plans for the S 6 B. Where can I find an address?

Unknown said...

Beautiful job!!!
I couldn't resist ordering the kit from LDS. Is there anyway to reach the builder of the plane with questions etc?

Mitch in San Diego

Tom Ryan said...

Yes, I just don't want to put his email out on the web without his permission