18" FAIREY JUNIOR
The Junior was one of a series of light aircraft, designed by and named after E. O. Tips of Fairey Aviation's Belgian subsidiary, Avions Fairey. It's maiden flight was on the 30th June, 1947 from Gosselies in Belgium. In 1957, Fairey test pilot, Peter Twiss performed a publicity stunt in which he landed the Junior on the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
AT A GLANCE
- Wingspan: 18" (45.7 cm)
- Power system: Rubber; Free flight
- Manufacturer: KK replica
- Designed by: Albert E Hatfull
- Difficulty: Beginner/ Intermediate
About this model aircraft Part of a range that features realistic appearance and excellent flying qualities together with simple construction. An ideal introduction to the world of rubber powered balsa wood kits. 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.
- Laser Cut Part
- Strip wood
- Balsa block
- Rubber motor
- Wire (if needed)
- Plastic Propeller
- Tissue covering
- Wood glue
- A decals/markings sheet is no longer available and not included in this kit.
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
This is a basic list of kit contents that will be updated with a more detailed list soon.
- Plotted plan
- Laser cut parts
- Tissue covering
- PVA Glue
Only Suitable For Ages 14+
Choking Hazard - Contains small parts, keep out of reach of children.
Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.
For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.
Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.
Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.
For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.
A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.
The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.
For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.
These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.
For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!
This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.