Veron Cessna 172 Skyhawk - 23" Replica Balsa Kit

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23" CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK 

THE MOST POPULAR AIRCRAFT IN HISTORY!

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high wing aircraft, first flown in 1955. Over 40,000 Cessna 172s have been built - more than any other aircraft in history. In 1958, a Cessna 172 set the world flight endurance record, which still stands today.

AT A GLANCE

  • Wingspan: 23" (58.4 cm)
  • Power system: Rubber band
  • Manufacturer: Veron
  • Difficulty: Intermediate¬†

YOUR KIT

This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. 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. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. 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.

KIT CONTENTS

  • Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts
  • strip wood
  • One 150mm diameter plastic propeller
  • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft
  • One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propelle
  • Pair of 22mm plastic wheels
  • one 10mm tail wheel
  • Acetate sheet for canopy
  • Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel
  • One motor peg
  • F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip
  • Tissue to cover the model
  • Full size printed plan

NOT INCLUDED

  • Coloured Esaki tissue
  • Glue
  • Modelling tools

Please Note: The model pictured above is a Veron Cessna 172 Skyhawk covered with coloured Esaki tissue and markings by Andrew Darby. These are not included in the kit!

Shipping

UK SHIPPING

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.

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.

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