Scale RC Model Airplane Plans of the Fairey Fantome

Here are model airplane plans of this beautiful Golden Age biplane. Has the reputation as the most beautiful biplane ever! Only four were built and the all silver finish and RAF markings make into a striking model.




Fairey Fantome RC airplane.1/5 scale nose view.The Fantome when it was brand new and yet to be flown!



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RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Awaiting the next flight.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Statring up.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Starting up.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Flying by.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Straight and level flight.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Taking off.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Nose close up.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:3/4 top view.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:3/4 front view.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Flying by.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Tailplane building.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Lower wing building.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Lower wing construction.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Fuselage building.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Top wing building.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Fuselage construction.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Fuselage building.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Fuselage nose construction.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Landing gear.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Completed construction.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Completed construction-top view.
RC model of the Fairey Fantome: 1/5 full size:Engine installation-NGH35cc.

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Features

The model flies very well and is a joy to land. I line her up on the runway and reduce throttle to about half and fly her in. When over the threshold reduce throttle to about 1/4 and flare just prior to the wheels touching.

The model is covered with silver Solartex and has rib stitching and rib tapes.  A coat of clear polyurethane was applied over the finish. The finish on the forward fuselage is a mixture of Presto film and Flite Metal. More details on how to apply finish, both simulated metal and fabric can be found by looking at this page-Detail Finishing of Scale RC Airplanes.


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Specifications

Fairey Fantome

  • Scale: 1/5 approx.
  • Wingspan: 85.8" (2180 mm)
  • Length: 66.6" (1691.4")
  • Wing area: 1804 sq. in.
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Wing loading: 29.4 oz./sq. ft.
  • Power: 1.8 Glow, 35cc gas
  • Channels Required: 4 min.
  • Servos: (4) -100oz.in. torque min, (1) standard
  • Top wing incidence: +2 deg.
  • Bottom wing incidence: +2 deg.
  • Tailplane incidence: 0 deg.
  • Bottom wing dihedral: 4.5 deg.
  • Top wing dihedral: 0 deg.
  • Right thrust: 1.5 deg.
  • Down thrust: 0 deg.






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Ordering Information for Fairey Fantome Model Airplane Plans

  • Price of the Fairey Fantome model airplane plans-  $55.00USD. (5 CAD drawn sheets)
  • If you order through this site, you will receive an e-mail order receipt from PayPal.
  • Shipping and handling of plans for orders within the United States APO-  $12.50 USD.
  • Orders to Canada- $20.00USD.
  • Overseas orders-  $28.00 USD.
  • If you have any questions. please Contact Us.

Price of 5 CAD drawn sheets of the 1/5 scale Fairey Fantome - $55.00 US plus shipping cost. 
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Model Airplane Plans in PDF Format




Plans are also available in PDF format. You can take these files and plot them at your local print shop.

I recently got a set printed at the local Staples store that had a wide (36 in.) format printer.

I found them most helpful and I explained that I needed the plans printed exactly full size and they were able to do this after a few attempts.

Price of the 5 sheets of the 1/5 scale Fairey Fantome, in PDF format is $55.00USD.

Special Holiday Sale Price-$25.00 USD e-mailed to you. (Limited time offer)

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Laser Cut Parts




  • We now can supply a set of laser cut parts for the Fantome made from the original model airplane plans
  • Parts are supplied by Bob  Holman Plans- the premium RC airplane laser cutter in the U.S.
  • Price of the set is $250.00 USDPlus shipping costs.
  • If you order through this site, you will receive an e-mail order receipt from PayPal.
  • This set is a "short kit" of a large scale model aircraft and includes all the balsa and ply parts, laser cut to shape but no sheet or strip balsa is included.
  • Note also that no hardware is supplied.
  • Please note that the Fantome uses balsa and ply construction for the cowl and wheel pants so no fiberglass parts are required.
  • If you have any questions. please Contact Us.




Price of the Laser Cut Parts for the 1/5 Scale RC Fairey Fantome=$250.00USD plus Shipping & Handling Costs

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Items Needed as well as Laser cut Parts

Balsa and hardwoods

  • 1/2" x 1/8" x 36" balsa strip-26 required
  • 1/4" x 1/8" x 36" spruce strip-20 required
  • 1/8" x 4" x 36" balsa sheet- 15 required
  • 3/8" x 4" x 36" balsa sheet- 1 required
  • 1/2" x 4" x 36" balsa sheet-3 required
  • 1/16" x 6"  x 36"balsa sheet-3 required
  • 1/16" x 4" x 36" balsa sheet-1 required
  • 1/2" x 3/8" x 36" balsa strip-2 required
  • 1/4" x 3/8" x 36" balsa strip- 2 required
  • 1/4" x 1/4" x 36" balsa triangle strip-4 required
  • 1/2" x 1/4" x 36" balsa strip-4 required
  • 3/8" x 1/4" x 36" spruce strip-18 required
  • 1/4" x 1/4" x 36" spruce strip-6 required
  • 3/8" x 3/8" x 36" balsa triangle strip-4 required



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Videos




These videos are by Eitan Israeli, who built the model and supplied the above construction photos.

You can see the model is very stable in flight and the landing is good but a trifle long!







This video is of good quality, but has a LOT of talking!

There is a shot of a beautiful landing at the end, so it is worth suffering through the chatter.




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Build thread

This thread, on RC SCale Builder Forum is well worth following. It is written by an Australian chap , who is an excellent builder and has many photos of every stage of the construction, from the laser cut parts to the covering and is still current. Take a look here.



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More Information of the Model Airplane Plans


This is a link to another page on this site, that has more details of the Fantome, plus images of the actual plans



This page has downloadable PDF files of the aluminum parts as well as facts regarding the engine choices available.

A useable 3-view is also included.



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