The Leprechaun was designed by R A Twoomey in 1950 as a low aspect ratio free flight glider, and was a record breaker in it's day. Although the span is only 103", the wing and tail area are huge!
Our kitset is engineered true to the original design, with the under cambered aerofoil, pylon mounted wing and tailplane, and stick construction of the fuselage. We have re-engineered the tailplane mounting for a simple and sturdy mount, and drawn a new plan showing the RC conversion of the rudder and tailplane, and the new tailplane mount.
- Wingspan: 103" / 2616mm - Number of channels: 2- I- ncludes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion: (These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
- 1.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheets x 8 - 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 8 - 9.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 17 - 12.5 x 12.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4 - Pine Dowel 6mm x 900 x 1 - K&S Music Wire 0.047" x 36" 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 $102.00.
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 & hardware.