The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the USAF.

The F-104 served with the USAF from 1958 until 1969, and continued with Air National Guard units until 1975. The operational service of the Starfighter ended with its retirement by the Italian Air Force in May 2004.

A total of 2,578 Starfighters were produced.



"MIRCE MODELS" in partnership with Damiano Orizio offer short wooden kit for 1/4 scale F-104 Starfighter RC jet model.


Scale: 1/4
Wingspan: 1630 mm (64,2") without tip tanks /1890 mm (74,4") with tip tanks
Length: 4150 mm / 163,4"
Weight: around 25 kg
Turbine: from 160 Nm
Radio: minimum 6 channel


Important to accentuate is that complete model was first drawn in 3D program!!!
Every ply part of model frame construction is laser cut.
In combination with 3D drawing, parts fit perfectly and modeler need minimum time to assemble F-104 Starfighter wooden kit.

Album with photos during building you can see in:  F 104 pictures


Barry Raborn made fantastic F 104 for 2019 Top Gun.
He finished model in Flite Metal foil and that is worlds only Starfighter with that finish!!! 



Price for short wooden kit is 550,00 Euro
Shipping is not in kit price, but for example for USA shipping cost 90,00 Euro.


Optional parts:

- Aluminum tubes (for landing gears, wing joiners, elevator and wing alignment during the preparation) - 35,00 Euro
- Aluminum part for elevator - rudder connection - 60,00 Euro
- Plastic rings for elevator  (set 20 pieces in two shapes) - 10,00 Euro
- Tip tank 3D printed top  (set of 2 pieces) - 8,00 Euro

- 3D printing tip tanks - 80,00 Euro - this is optionally!!!


For scale surface "Mirce models" offer:

- Mirce Finish set - 62,00 Euro
- Extra rivets set - 75,00 Euro



Francesco Mondinelli offer fantastic cockpit for this F 104 kit. 
https://www.facebook.com/francesco.mondinelli.3


Damiano's quarter scale F-104 maiden flight was made during spring 2012. Until then Starfighter flew more than 150 times!!!










Photos of some "Mirce models" F 104 projects around the world: https://postimg.cc/gallery/1470mjwam/


Topics about this model you can read on few RC forums:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-jets-120/11066460-f104g-1-4-scale.html

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010159931781

https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=26506&PN=1



We recommends covering the air frame with 3 mm balsa & 100 gr fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin.
Tech support & help in building process is non-stop available on e-mail at:  mirce.rc@gmail.com


Wooden kit parts - wings:





Tip tanks... Just to mention, tip tanks is almost 1,3 meter long!!!













Fuselage is constructed of four parts. Nose & front section (with cabin)...




...fuselage center section...


...tail section...