Curtiss Canuck 41 1/2" N023

Skill Level: Intermediate

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Curtiss Canuck 41 1/2"

Scale: ~1/9
Prop: 8x4
Channels: R/E/A/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 41 1/2"
Airfoil Type: flat bottomed
Wing Area: 330 sq in
Cowl: N/A

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Designer: M.K. Bengtson

Weight: 24 oz ready to fly
Spinner: N/A  
Prototype By: Dave Walker
Power System: 6V S400 with Mini-Olympus 2.33:1 gearbox

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  • One piece construction
  • Top and bottom wing alignment is built into model
  • Scale dihedral
  • Box front fuselage, built up rear


The Canuck was a Canadian license built version of the famous Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. Canadian Aeroplanes, Ltd. modified the Curtiss Jenny and created the Canuck for the R.F.C. A total of 2900 were built and 680 of them were used in the U.S. in flight schools. A shortage of Irish linen for covering led to the use of equally good cotton fabric from Quebec's Wabasso Cotton Mills Company. Cotton later replaced linen as the fabric of choice for aircraft. R.F.C. Canada pilot training was moved to Texas for the winter of 1917-18 to allow pilot training to continue without interference from the fierce Canadian winter.