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Order plans for Mark Rittenger’s Kingcobra.
Relive the excitement of post war racing.
Article, plans, instructions, and photos by Mark Rittinger.
Online exclusive bonus content from the January 2014 issue.


Type: Semiscale warbird
Skill level: Intermediate
Wingspan: 57-7/16 inches
Length: 49 inches
Weight: 4 to 5.8 pounds
Construction: Balsa and plywood
Finish: Iron-on covering

Model Details

Power system: E-flite Power 32 motor; 60-amp Pro switch-mode ESC (54 amps being pulled static); Castle Creations BEC
Retracts: E-flite .25-.46 electric retracts with 90° nose and 85° mains
Propeller: APC propeller with Great Planes electric spinner
Radio system: Hitec Eclipse 2.4 GHz conversion with Optima 6 receiver
Wheels: Dave Brown Lite Flite wheels

Order Mark Rittenger’s Kingcobra

Mark Rittenger’s Kingcobra is a semiscale, electric, 57-7/16-inch-wingspan warbird. The aircraft can be built to hand launch or with retracts. Plans cost $12.00 plus shipping and handling. Please allow at least one to three weeks for delivery within the United States—longer for overseas. All domestic plans are shipped rolled via priority mail. All foreign orders are folded and shipped First Class.