Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4" N157

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4"

Scale: 1/8
Prop: 12x6
Channels: R/E/A/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 39 3/4"
Airfoil Type: scale undercamber
Wing Area: 528 sq in
Cowl: built up balsa and plywood
Designer: Tim Kwasny
Weight: ~42 oz ready to fly
Spinner: N/A
Power System: AXI 2217/20 brushless direct drive motor
Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4"
Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4"
Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4"
Thomas Morse Scout 39 3/4"

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Does not include Instruction Manual

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  • One piece construction
  • Top and bottom wing alignment is built into design
  • Scale dihedral with ailerons
  • Plywood cabane struts insure proper alignment of top wing
  • Box front fuselage, built up rear
  • Plywood landing gear in scale outline
  • Plywood IP strut fairings


The Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Company, originally called the Thomas Brothers Company was founded by William T. and Oliver W. Thomas in November 1909 and incorporated in 1912 in Bath New York. Born and educated in England, the Thomas brothers moved to Hammondsport, New York to manufacture aircraft. At the end of the 1914, the company moved to Ithaca, New York, where it built 24 Thomas T-2 biplanes for the Royal Naval Air Service and 15 similar aircraft with floats, designated the SH-4, for the U.S. Navy. On January 31, 1917, Thomas Brothers merged with the Morse Chain Company and formed the Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation. The new company trained many U.S. and Canadian fliers and developed new planes including the compact Thomas Morse S-4 "Scout" a single-seat advanced trainer. The company produced almost 600 S-4s with either Gnome or Le Rhone rotary engines and a model with twin floats, the S-5, for the U.S. Navy.