16" KK ELF
The KK Elf is a very pretty, small rubber-powered cabin duration model, with traditional, simple, built-up construction and would make a very good first flying model. Fine flying performance and can easily be converted by the more experienced to take lightweight electric motor and 3 channel R/C equipment for indoor or calm outdoor flying.
AT A GLANCE
- Wingspan: 16" (40.6 cm)
- Power system: Rubber; Free flight
- Manufacturer: KK replica
- Difficulty: Beginner
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original KK Elf. 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 and 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.
- Acetate sheet for canopy.
- Piano wire for the main undercarriage.
- One motor peg. F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
- Tissue to cover the model.
- Full size printed plan with instructions.
Additional images courtesy of John Watters