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Rolls Royce Griffon
4- 20 mm
37 ft. 7 in.
44 ft. 6 in.
Fairey Firefly aircraft origins can be traced back as far as 1926 when Britain's Fleet Air Arm first deployed fast aircraft which served both fighter and reconnaissance duties.
When the Fairey Firefly first took to the sky in December of 1941, it was continuing the reconnaissance and fighter line of aircraft tradition.
Fairey Firefly slope soarer from Traplet plans. It has a wingspan of 45" and uses ailerons, rudder, and elevator for controls. All up weight is about 39 ounces.
When deployed in 1943 the Fairey Firefly became the Royal Navy's principal carrier borne attack aircraft. The aircraft first saw action against the German battleship Tirpitz in July of 1944.
There is a Fairey Firefly kit for sale by RC Store.com. Wingspan is 49 1/2". Power can come from .25 to .40 engines or electric motors. Flying weight is about 4 3/4 lbs.
Warbird Kits has a Fairey Firefly kit for sale. It has a wingspan of 31" and weighs about 1 lb. Power can come from Speed 480 size motors.
The AMA has Fairey Firefly plans for sale. The smaller builds to a 50" wingspan and is from Flying Models. Plan no. 32720.
The larger Fairey Firefly plans for sale from the AMA build to a 62" wingspan. They are from Complete A Pack. Plan no. 26599.