21" SKYLEADA CANBERRA
The English Electric Canberra is a jet-powered medium bomber, developed as a successor to the de Havilland Mosquito fast bomber.
Throughout the 1950s the Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other aircraft in the world.
It set a world altitude record of over 70,000 feet in 1957.
Our replica kit includes laser-cut parts, traced from the original printed balsa wood sheets.
Accuracy of part fit can be variable and so you may need to do some "fettling" and adjustment to achieve a perfect build.
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.
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.
This kit was originally designed to take the Jetex 100 motor - the TSP L2-HP would be a suitable alternative.
Please note: Instructions are not available for this kit - you're on your own!
Main Photo: SAC A K Benson/MOD, OGL v1.0OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- Plotted plan
- Laser cut balsa parts
- Laser cut balsa stripwood
- 3/4” x 3/4” x 1" balsa block
- 1/2” x 1" x 1" balsa block
- Covering tissue
- 18 swg piano wire
- Vacuum-formed canopy
- Easy sand PVA Glue
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- Decals or markings sheet
- Rocket motors
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.