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Vintage Model Co - Supermarine Spitfire Nightfighter - Balsa wood and Tissue Free Flying Model Kit
Part Number or Barcode: 0702785155462
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Vintage Model Co - Supermarine Spitfire Nightfighter - Balsa wood and Tissue Free Flying Model Kit

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model.

The kit includes the materials (other than paints and a small amount of fast setting glue) to complete a plane with plain covering, so you can decide to do your own favourite scheme.  Standard glue is included.

Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.

Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".

This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.

Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor.

These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible.

Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.


Balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
One plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
Three low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
One motor peg.
Rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Parts reference sheet, full size summary plan sheet, scheme diagram sheet and scheme markings printed on lightweight paper.

All products are brand new except where clearly indicated in the title. Unless otherwise stated in the product description, the manufacturers advise that this item is not suitable for children under the age of 8 due to small parts and/or safety regulations. Spray paints, bladed goods, chemicals and glues are not suitable for those under the age of 18 - by purchasing these items you affirm that you are aged 18 or over.

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