KK P-56 Provost - 19" Replica Balsa Kit

£34.99
(1 Review)
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Product Details

Style:  Free Flight
Wingspan:  19"
Ease of Build:  Intermediate
Power:  Rubber

This aircraft is part of a range that features realistic appearance and excellent flying qualities together with simple construction. It is a good way into the world of vintage rubber-powered balsa wood kits.

 Kit Contains

  • Plan
  • Laser Cut Parts
  • Stripwood
  • Rubber motor
  • Dowel
  • Wire
  • Wheels
  • Plastic Propellor
  • Tissue covering
  • Acetate for the canopy¬†
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We are in the middle of nowhere and so our Royal Mail collection is at around 1pm.

Example:

An order placed before 12pm on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

An order placed after 12pm on Monday should be with you on Thursday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Example:

An order placed before 10am on Monday should be with you on Tuesday.

An order placed after 10am on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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.

Reviews (1)
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1 Review:

KK P-56 Provost
Rating:
24 January 2019  | 

It's interesting that this model is of the Cheetah engined prototype of 1950 and not the production version with the Lynx engine with a different nose profile.
The kit parts are all excellent quality and it builds into a lovely model. A couple of small issues -
The two laser cut sheets are not quite the same 'scale' This results in the formers and ribs for one side of the model being larger than the other. The difference in height of the larger fusalage formers is about 2mm, which is not a huge problem once you are aware of it. A problem with the CAD scaling perhaps?
The other point is that the plan has been printed with about 10mm of the right hand side of the written instructions missing.
It's a pity that you have to advise that these kits are not suitable for anyone under 14. I'm sure we were making them from around 8 or 9 and great fun they were to. Also it's a shame Jetex motors are not available - The jets always seemed to fly better than the rubber powered ones.


Response:

Thanks for taking the time to review the Provost kit.
It's great that you've pointed out the shortcomings of the kit in detail - we can get on to this straight away.
The cut parts issue is almost certainly scaling and will be easy to fix.
The plan might be a bit trickier! We're reliant on the plans that were passed on to us by the previous owners and so until a new plan (from an old kit) comes up that we can scan, we have to make do with what we've got.
Unfortunately, health and safety rules for toys and CE marking mean we have to classify our kits as collectibles - progress eh?
Same thing goes for Jetex...