18" Peter Rake Eastbourne Monoplane Micro R/C Plane

18" Peter Rake Eastbourne Monoplane Micro R/C Plane

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The Eastbourne Monoplane was produced in 1913 by the Eastbourne Aviation Co., Ltd., England. The Eastbourne Monoplane was unique for its time in that it was a single wing design.


  • Wingspan: 18" (45.7 cm)
  • Power system:
  • Manufacturer: 
  • Designed by: Peter Rake
  • Difficulty: Intermediate


Another beautiful kit from the pen/computer mouse of Peter Rake. It has an 18" wingspan with a totally conventional balsa (and a little ply) frame, with tissue covering construction. The finished weight would ideally be below 40 grams (the further below the better) and Peter's own model was built with control provided by a Vapor brick operating rudder, elevator and throttle and power provided by a AEO 7 mm geared motor and 160 mAh Nano Tech battery.

This 18" Eastbourne monoplane model aircraft kit is made to order in the UK using top quality materials and precision laser-cutting. 


  • Plotted plans.
  • Laser cut parts.
  • Strip wood.
  • Domestic tissue.
  • 1" Plastic plastic wheels.
  • Carbon rods
  • Piano wire
  • Cream coloured tissue


  • Wood Glue
  • Paints
  • Markings


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.


Smaller items

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.

Larger items

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.


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