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Westland SR.N5 - 1/16 scale

This set of plans were produced in 1985 and were available as a free pull-out in "Radio Control Boat Modeller" magazine in 1985. I retain the copyright for this plan, as I do for all my plans.

The plan was adapted and published by Traplet as MAR2437. You can still obtain this plan if you want to make a 1:16 scale model of an SR.N6 and don't want to do any drawing yourself.

The original plan was for a British Hovercraft Corporation (BHC) SR.N5 hovercraft. BHC stretched the SR.N5 by four frames to create the SR.N6, and you can do the same with this model plan if you want to make an SR.N6. The frames on the full-size craft are 29" apart, so on the model they are 29/16" apart.

In time, I will add more drawings to make it easier for you to make a 1:16 scale SR.N6 model.

Some questions and answers:

Q) Can you make a 1:12 model from the plans?

A) Yes, but you need to scale the plans up by 16/12, which is 1 1/3 or 1.3333.

Q) Do I provide paper plans for the SR.N5 and SR.N6 in 1:16 scale?

A) No, I do not provide paper plans.

Q) Do I provide paper plans for the SR.N5 and SR.N6 in 1:12 scale?

A) No, I do not provide paper plans.

Q) What do I do if I need help?

A) Email me at the above email address, but remember that I have a day job so you may have to wait a week for a response

As I get a number of questions about this plan, I will add more instructions on this page over time.

Plan sheet 1
Plan sheet 2
Plan sheet 3
*NEW* Side frame files
Bow frame 1
Bow frame 2
Bow frame 3
Side frame
*NEW* Skirt panel files
RearNote: Join pages together
Side (SR.N5)Note: Join pages together
Side (SR.N6)Note: Join pages 6-9 together
Side (SR.N6 Mk1S)Note: Join pages 6-10 together
S1Note: Both sides shown
S2Note: Both sides shown
S3Note: Both sides shown
S4Note: Both sides shown
S5Note: Both sides shown
Bow 

More detail on how to make the skirt:

  1. To make the right side of the skirt, take two adjoining panels S1 and S2. The plan sheet has the left and right panels, so just use the right one for now.
  2. Turn S2 over and overlay S2 onto S1 so that the edges line up.
  3. Sew along the inner black line. Note that the red lines are just to help you make sure the panels are aligned.
  4. Open up the S1/S2 sewn panel and lay flat. Turn S3 Overlay S3 onto S2 so that the edges line up.
  5. Again, sew along the inner black line.
  6. After panel S5, the next panel is "Side". Sew this as for the other panels.
  7. Repeat the same for the left side.
  8. Use the "Bow" panel to join the skirt at the front.
  9. Use the "Rear" panel to join the skirt at the rear.
  10. Turn the skirt inside out so that the skirt joint hems are on the inside, as in this picture.

The red holes are for the skirt attachment, using quilt poppers. If you are going to glue the skirt on, you don't need so much overlap.