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#731 Caudron-Renault CR.714

Building the DoraWings Caudron-Renault CR.714 with a little Christmas Spirit. No electronics in this one.



The Caudron C.714 was a light fighter aircraft developed by Caudron-Renault for the French Air Force. It saw limited production, and was assigned to Polish pilots flying in France after the fall of Poland in 1939. A small number was also supplied to Finland.


The Caudron-Renault C.714 Cyclone; French Feather Weight - Ed Nash’s Military Matters



  • Caudron-Renault CR.714, c/n 8559 (l-217), ser.num. 27 Fighter Training Flight, DIAP, Lyon-Bron, June 1940
  • Caudron-Renault CR.714, c/n 8544 (l-202) Pilot ppor. Boleslaw Gladysh, 2 Esc, GC 1/145, Dreux, June 1940 [selected]
  • Caudron-Renault CR.714, c/n 8549 (l-207) Pilot ppor. Aleksy żukowski, 1Esc, GC 1/145, Evreux, June 1940
  • Caudron-Renault CR.714, c/n 8593 (l-251), Bordeaux, June 1940

Paint Scheme

Feature Color Recommended Paint Used
A   H12  
B   H8  
C   MC218  
D   H28  
E   H77  
F   H27  
G   H90  
H   H94  
I   H76  
J   H11  
K upper camo (dark)   H84:H17 1:1  
L upper camo (light)   H56:H11 1:1 H56:H11
M lower fuselage Gris Bleu Clair H67:H11 1:1 H67:H11
N   H78  
O   H73  
P upper camo (med)   H80:H11 7:3 H80:H11
Q interior   H56  

Build Log

build01a build01b build01c build01d build01e build01f build01g build01h build02a build02b build03a build03b build03c build04a build05a build05b build05c build05d build05e

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  • electronics - usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting
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