Terrific Tempest

Terrific Tempest

Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this giant scale 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for sharing this great video from the Willis Warbird Meet!

Updated: July 14, 2020 — 11:36 AM

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  1. Great plane. Pity about the harsh exhaust note. I suspect a homemade exhaust or an attempt to use the scale exhaust outlets. Maybe there is a special way to create a scale exhaust system for war-birds that MAN could explore? More closeup pictures of the engine, cowl and retracts would be nice too.

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