The Cessna Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft used by the American Army, who at the time were looking for a single engine all metal aircraft to replace the wood and fabric covered aircraft of the era, which had short service lives. The Cessna Bird Dog first went into service in the Korean War in 1950.
Our 72" Laser Cut Short Kit is based on a Bob Rich design, and will fly well with a 40 size two stroke or 70 size four stroke, or electric equivalent.
- Wingspan: 72" / 1828mm - Number of channels: 4 - 5 - Recommended engine size: 40 two stroke, 70 four stroke or electric equivalent - Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Completion:
- 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 18 - 2.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 4 - 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4 - 3.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1 - 6.5 x 12.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4 - 15.0 x 15.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1 - 5.0 x 12.5 x 915 Spruce Sticks x 3 - 6.5 x 9.5 x 915 Spruce Sticks x 4 - 6.5 x 12.5 x 915 Spruce Sticks x 2 - 6.5 x 25 x 915 Balsa Trailing Edge x 1 - 9.5 x 32 x 915 Balsa Trailing Edge x 1 - 12.5 x 50 x 915 Balsa Trailing Edge x 1 - 25.0 x 25.0 x 915 Balsa Triangle x 1 - 3/16" Music Wire x 2
We are happy to make up a complete wood kit for you, including all of the additional materials listed. Additional wood pack cost for this kit is NZ $218.75
The laser cut short kits include all of the shaped parts in balsa and ply which would normally require the builder to cut them from sheets. Items such as formers, wing ribs and other shaped pieces are all precisely laser cut. This leaves you to purchase only the sticks, spruce or balsa sheets you need to complete the kit, some of which you may already have on-hand.
All kits are proudly made in NZ! We hand select our wood stock for each kitset from the best Balsa Wood from Papua New Guinea and European Plywoods. The CAD design and laser cutting is done by Master Modeller Gwyn Avenell in Auckland.
* Note that the picture of the complete aircraft is indicative of it's completed appearance. The kitset requires building and supply of all finishing materials & hardware.