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The KK Radian is a very clever, Ernie Webster designed, small control line stunt model for 0.5 - 0.75cc diesels or .049cu.in glow-plug motors, (plan includes a conversion for Cox .049 radial mounted engine). Has all the features of the big stunt models of the time, with asymmetric wing and coupled flaps and elevators, giving excellent manoeverability.
Construction is very straightforward, with a full set of precision laser-cut parts for accurate building. A really nice, pretty little model! VIDEO Interesting clip showing the Radian from the flyer's eye view.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original KK Radian. 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. This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Full-sized plotted plans and instructions
13 sheets of balsa wood and ply with precision laser-cut parts
Engine bearers and balsa sheeting
Pair of 1 1/2" streamlined wheels
Piano Wire for undercarriage and lead outs
Cloth hinge material
Please note: The vacuum-formed cowling that was supplied with the original kit is no longer available. We have included a set of laminated balsa parts that, when built up, form a cowl of the correct shape for you to hollow out or use as a mould to make your own plastic cowl.
Model pictured courtesy of Matthew Weinle features covering, motor and and prop not included in the 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.
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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.
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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.
Built this model about 6 or 7 times in my youth. It took some doing but I finally mastered the way to reinforce the front (engine mount to cockpit area) I've finished the build and waiting for the weather to improve. Anyway a good model to build. Every thing you need. I love it.