36" Mercury Mentor

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Mercury Mentor

The Mercury Mentor is a very high performance, rubber-powered, contest model.

Our kit features relatively simple, built up construction using precision laser-cut parts, but this is definitely not a beginner's model as it requires some knowledge of trimming, use of dethermalisers and timers. This is a lovely vintage project for the more experienced free flight fan.

The Mentor can easily be modified by the experienced builder to take an electric motor and lightweight 3 channel R/C equipment, converting it into a powered glider, for relaxed summer evening thermal flying.

Kit Contains

Plotted plans
Laser cut parts
Strip wood
Tissue covering

Model shown is an original Mercury kit, recovered by Pete Sanders and photographed by Steve Warren

36" (915mm)


  • 5
    Excellent kit

    Posted by Kev T on 1st Oct 2021

    I’ve just received this kit and I must say it’s excellent. It comes in a large plain brown box long enough for full length balsa strips so no splicing for fuselage longerons. The laser cutting is sharp and clean. The wood quality is excellent. A full length of piano wire is supplied as is white tissue for covering ( won’t be using that ). All in all very impressed with the service from Vintage Model Company and the quality of the kit contents. I’ll maybe do another review when I’m finished building the kit. I’ve been away from balsa bashing for a long time so this is going to be a winter project