The classic Slingsby T7 Kirby Cadet first flew in 1935 and was used by the Royal Air Force as a training glider for their air cadet program.
We are pleased to present this classic glider in a 100" design suitable for aerotow or slope soaring. Our kitset includes an extensive range of fibreglass fittings to help with hookup of the functional wing struts, as well as two different dihedral braces to allow you to build the kitset with a scale dihedral of zero degrees, or 1.5 degrees dihedral.
Details of a working tow release for aerotowing are also shown on the plan.
- Wingspan: 10" / 2524mm - Number of channels: 3 - 4 - Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Completion:
- 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 1.5 x 100 x 1220 Balsa Sheet x 4 - 2.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 3.0 x 100 x 1220 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 9.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 12.5 x 100 x 1220 Balsa Sheet x 1 - 1.5 x 5.0 x 915 Balsa Stick x 16 - 3.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Stick x 4 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Stick x 4 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 1220 Balsa Stick x 6 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 1220 Spruce Stick x 2 - Dubro Threaded Rod 4-40 x 30" x 4 - Dubro #336 Threaded Coupler x 2 - Streamline Aluminium Tube x 36" x 4 - 5/32" x 12" Brass Tube x 1 - 9/32" x 12" Brass Tube x 1 - Dubro 2 1/14" Wheel x 1
We can package up a complete wood kit including all of the materials in the required list for an additional NZ $243.30)
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