30" VERON AIR-O-JET
Penned by Phil Smith for the Veron Model Company in 1948, the Veron Air-O-Jet was a 30" span contest model, designed for use with a Jetex 100 unit.
According to Veron's advertising at the time, "The Air-O-Jet is easy and simple to build, yet extremely strong", with the original kit costing just 8/6!
We have now precision laser-cut the parts originally supplied as printwood, to make the build even easier than it was in 1948. If you build one of these, we'd love to see the pictures - especially in flight.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Air-O-Jet model. Construction of the model from this kit uses traditional methods 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.
Originally designed to be powered by a Jetex 100 motor unit that are no longer available new.
The kit may be adapted to fit the TSP L-2HP rocket motor or to use an electric ducted fan (EDF).
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.
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- Balsa wood sheets with precise laser-cut parts
- 1 ply part
- Strip wood
- Acetate sheet for canopy
- Tissue to cover the model
- Full size printed plan with instructions
- PVA glue
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.