Relive the heyday of RC gliders with our modern classic!
Enjoy those classic lines and appreciate the built-up construction of balsa and ply, in a brand new engineered airframe, featuring accurate interlocking construction and lightweight construction techniques, combined with the latest in aerofoil profiles.
The Kãrea (from the Maori Kãrearea, the native New Zealand Falcon), is conventional in design with attention paid to minimising drag with a slimline fuselage and all-moving tailplane.
This design can be easily built by anyone who has a flat bench and some previous building experience. Time and effort spent in carving and sanding will reveal the smooth flowing contours of the Kãrea.
The wing features a blend of three AG wing profiles from root to tip and the fuselage components include extensive alignment tabs in the fuselage sides and formers. This along with strong and lightweight structures allow builders to produce a straight and accurate kit which performs well.
- Wingspan: 99" / 2514mm - Number of channels: 2 - 3 - Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Completion:
- 1.0 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 1.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 11 - 6.4 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 9.5 x 95 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 5 - 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 14 - 3.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1 - 3.0 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4 - 6.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Triangle x 6 - 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Spruce x 4 - 3.0 x 9.5 x 1220 Spruce x 4
We can package up a complete wood kit including all of the materials in the required list for an additional NZ $149.05)
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.
* 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 & ha