22" Cloud Tramp

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Based on an original plan by Charles H. Grant and published in the Model Airplane News in August 1954, our version of the Cloud Tramp is a laser-cut kit that includes all the parts you need to build one of these superb fliers.


  • Wingspan: 22" (55.9 cm)
  • Power system: Rubber; free-flight
  • From: Model Airplane News
  • Designed by Charles H Grant
  • Difficulty: Beginner


Ideal as beginners model, the Cloud Tramp has become a bit of a phenomenon in the aero-modelling community. Every year, on an agreed date and time, all over the world, hundreds of Cloud Tramps take to the air as part of the ‘Grant MIMLOCT Mass Launch’. With a 22" wingspan and relatively simple construction, there is plenty of scope for modification, customisation and decoration. Our VMC Cloud Tramp kit features a few modifications to make your build more straightforward, however we also include the original plan so that you can more closely follow Charles Grant's vision.


  • Laser-cut parts 
  • length of 1/4" x 1/4" balsa strip fuselage
  • Wing aerofoil jigs
  • 7" plastic propeller
  • Propshaft
  • Nose bush
  • 22swg piano wire
  • Pair of 32mm plastic wheels
  • 3/16" flight grade FAI rubber
  • Small rubber band
  • Thread
  • Detailed step-by-step instruction booklet with illustrations
  • Plan


  • Paints
  • Glue
22" (55.9 cm)


  • 4
    Cloud tramp

    Posted by Jim on 13th Nov 2019

    Great model but needs downthrust to fly well

  • 5
    First Rubber powered

    Posted by Michael Kirby on 10th Oct 2019

    As a complete beginner I started with the 2 solid gliders and Cloud Tramp seemed the obvious choice to move to rubber power. It is easy to make and despite its appearance it flies beautifully with minor trimming. Great fun for grandad and the grandchildren. [originally posted on our old website 21/09/2019]

  • 5

    Posted by Peter Evans on 10th Oct 2019

    This is a beautifully made kit which despite its apparent simplicity, is engaging to make. I would strongly recommend as a post christmas project. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to fly yet, [originally posted on our old website 03/10/2018]