Another pretty classic from the 1930's returns, with Ben Shereshaw's Mercury 72" Vintage model.
Designed originally in the 1930's as a free flight model, running a vintage spark ignition motor. We have modified the tail surfaces and provided supplements to the original plan to allow you to easily build a full function 3 channel RC version. Also included are some MDF jigs to simplify construction of the aircraft's pretty curves.
The Mercury can be stooged around the sky by any beginner on a 35 or 45 size two stroke.
- Wingspan: 72" / 1828mm - Number of channels: 3 - Recommended engine size: 35 - 45 two stroke, 54 four stroke or electric equivalent - Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Completion:
- 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 4 - 2.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 4 - 2.5 x 2.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1 - 3.0 x 3.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 6 - 3.0 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 3 - 5.0 x 5.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 9 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 5 - 6.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1 - 6.5 x 19.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 2 - 8.0 x 8.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 10 - 9.5 x 12.5 x 300 Engine Bearers x 2 - 6.0 x 900 Dowel x 1 - 1/16" x 915 Music Wire x 1 - 1/8" x 915 Music Wire x 1
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 $139.15
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.