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




Most
important to accentuate is that complete model was first drawn in 3D program!

Every balsa and 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 kit.


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...







Price for short wooden kit is 550,00 Euro
Shipping is not in kit price, but for example for USA shipping cost 80,00 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
- Transparent canopy - soon




Quarter scale F-104 maiden flight was made during spring 2012.













Few video clips of this model:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3BLrFkz3-A&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu2x9PQjk7c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o82dE7Jiz8k&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XmzBRq0yaw&t=56s

In order to get instructions, we start to make one F 104, complete building process can watch here:

Great topic about this model you can read on RC Universe:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-jets-120/11066460-f104g-1-4-scale.html

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


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