Aviatik 30.27 32.5" N075

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prototype Version
More than 280 parts

Aviatik 30.27 32.5"

Scale: 1/8
Prop: 10x7
Channels: R/E/A/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 32.5"
Airfoil Type: flat bottomed
Wing Area: 363 sq in
Cowl: built up balsa and pywood
Designer: M.K. Bengtson
Weight: ~23 oz
Spinner: N/A  
Power System: AXI 2217
Aviatik by Mark Sparks
Aviatik by Mark Sparks
Aviatik by Mark Sparks


Prototype Version does not include an Instruction Manual

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  • One piece construction
  • Box front fuselage, built up rear
  • Dummy 11 cylinder motor design that serves a motor mount


The Aviatik 30.27 biplane was a small lightweight biplane fighter reminiscent of the Fokker DVI but with a simpler wing structure. The aircraft has clean lines and simple construction similar to the Bristol Scout. It was the Aviatik's response to a 1918 request for an ultra lightweight fighter based on a rotary engine using the synthetic Voltol, a Castor oil substitute. The motor was a 150 HP Rotary Steyr based on the 150 Le Rhone. The wingspan was 21.65 feet an empty weight of 772 lbs. And a loaded weight of 1323 lbs. It carried twin Schwarzlose machine guns firing through the cowl and propeller. Its top speed was 120 mph. However, what doomed this fighter was its rate of climb. It did not meet the Air Ministries requirements, taking ~41 minutes to reach 15,500 feet.