30" Veron Air-O-Jet

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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!


  • Wingspan: 30" (76.2 cm)
  • Weight: 1.25oz (35.5g)
  • Power system: Originally Jetex 100 motor 
  • Manufacturer: Veron
  • Difficulty: Experienced


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 model may be adapted 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.


  • 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


  • Glue
  • Paints
30" (76.2 cm)