Magnificent Flying Machines
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Designed by Phil Smith and originally kitted in 1949, the Veron Sentinel was a very pretty, lightweight competition model.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Sentinel. 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 copy of the original plan that is printed on high quality paper at full size. 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.
Full size plotted plan with no instructions.
4 Balsa wood sheets with laser cut parts
Acetate sheet for cabin.
Tissue to cover the model.
Piano wire for undercarriage
12 inch high-quality plastic propeller
Pair of 1 1/2" plastic wheels
16' of 3/16" FAI flight rubber
Please note: The original kit came with a hand-carved balsa airscrew. We have included a plastic propeller instead, but you are free to make your own balsa prop and prop assembly as shown on the plan.