The Shorts SC-7 Skyvan has become a favorite ride for skydiving enthusiasts throughout the world. It’s box-like structure is utilitarian, forming a efficient container for all forms of cargo from boxes to beings with everything in between. When I first ran across a picture of the full scale Skyvan I concluded that it would make a great model; easy to build and electric-powered which could probably be done fairly inexpensively. My flying buddy Gene, with his boundless faith in my ability, a desire for something unusual and some extra time on his hands, built one along with me.
The project progressed quickly and, in short order, we had the two prototypes ready to fly. They flew well and we are both enjoying them immensely. It IS an easy build and fun to fly model that takes the “white knuckle” factor out of flying a twin! We met all the design goals except one…….there’s nothing we can do about homely……..except call it “cute”!