Sparrowhawk Sports Flier Balsa Wood Kit 1:24 by The Vintage Model Company VMC07

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This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber-powered, free flight model of a Sparrowhawk Sports Flier. The Sparrowhawk is a high wing, cabin sports model designed for fun flying. This is not a scale model based on a real (or what modellers call "prototype") aircraft, but is designed purely as a flying model. This type of model is much easier to build and fly than scale models and therefore form an ideal starting point for a new modeller. Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed". This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding. Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.. KIT CONTENTS Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood, PVA glue for building the wooden frames, one 180mm diameter plastic propeller, one pre-bent motor hook and shaft, 3 low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels, piano wire for the main undercarriage legs, dowel for the wing fixings, tail plane fixings and for the motor peg, rubber bands to hold the wings and tail plane in position, rubber motor strip, piece of clear acetate for the windows and "trim tabs". Tissue to cover the model. Parts reference sheet (W) and full size summary plan sheet (X).

Sparrowhawk Sports Flier Balsa Wood Kit 1:24 by The Vintage Model Company
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