60" Southerner 60 Vintage Cabin Model Aircraft

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A lovely makeover of the classic duration model from the 50s adapted for electric power and 3 Channel R/C.

Full details online are available here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626645

The kit is very complete, and includes full hardware pack.

Only needs RC gear, motor, spinner and prop to complete, plus of course covering.

It is not as hard to build as it looks at all.

Flying in light winds is utterly trivial. It flies itself and lands itself. You need to do a bit more if the wind is gusty though.

Kit contains

Plotted plans
17 sheets of precision laser cut parts
Strip wood
Piano wire
Semi-pneumatic wheel/tyres
Control snakes and linkage assemblies
Acetate for cabin windows
Strip aileron hinge sets
Mylar hinges 


The blue Southerner shown in the picture above was build by Colin McCubbin. It is covered with oracover film (not included in the kit). Thank you to Colin for his picture.

60" (1524mm)


  • 5
    Southerner 60

    Posted by Colin McCubbin on 9th Apr 2021

    Slightly revised from Bill Dean's original, but only in minor details, and still has those beautiful lines. A joy for those who like a good "build", and so relaxing to fly. Impeccable flying manners, perhaps even more 'floaty' than the original ic powered version. Love it so much I built 2......

  • 5
    Southerner 60

    Posted by David Fuller on 10th Oct 2019

    I have just received the full kit. It was dispatched within three working days and arrived well packed. Good quality wood excellent laser cutting and clear full scale plans, rolled (not folded) a nice touch. Well done VMC [originally posted on our old website 03/06/2016]