15.5" Veron LeVier Cosmic Wind

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Designed in 1947 by Tony LeVier of the Lockheed Corporation, the LeVier Cosmic Wind was a small single engine, single seat racing monoplane aimed at the Goodyear Trophy races. Only six aircraft were manufactured with survivors in the US and UK.


  • Wingspan: 15.5" (394 mm)
  • Scale: 1/14 (approx)
  • Power System; Rubber band; free flight
  • Manufacturer: Veron (Tru-Flite)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate 


This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of a LeVier Cosmic Wind. 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.


  • Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts
  • Strip wood
  • One 150mm diameter plastic propeller
  • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft
  • One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
  • Pair of 22mm plastic wheels and one 10mm tail wheel
  • Vacuum-formed canopy
  • Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel
  • One motor peg
  • F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip
  • Tissue to cover the model
  • Full size printed plan


  • Decals
  • Glue

 Please Note: The model pictured is a Veron Tru-Flite LeVier Cosmic Wind built, decorated and photographed by Jonathan Cooper that features a wooden propeller not included in the kit.

15.5" (394 mm)


  • 4
    Enjoyable to make

    Posted by Richard Brent on 10th Oct 2019

    Just finish building but haven't flown it yet. I've not built many but I did enjoy building this one. It has balanced out nicely but you need to have your thinking head on when building. Wheels are too big and the U/C leg fairings are not long enough plus a couple of other things but this added to the interest in making the kit. As for dealing with Vintage, we had a few problems caused by external issues but the sales team showed patience and persisted until the sale was made. You don't judge a business when things go wrong, you judge them by their response and I'm happy to look at my next order. [originally posted on our old website 03/05/2017]