Veron Deacon - 52" Replica Balsa Kit

Veron Deacon - 52" Replica Balsa Kit

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The Veron Deacon is a free flight model designed for 1-2cc motors in the mid 1950's. The Deacon (described by Veron as the Cardinal's big brother) is a multi-purpose model for sport free flight, diesel or conversion to simple single-channel radio control for rudder operation only.


  • Wingspan: 52" (132.1 cm)
  • Power system: Diesel; Radio control
  • Manufacturer: Veron
  • Designed by: Phil Smith
  • Difficulty: Intermediate


This Veron Deacon model aircraft kit is made to order in the UK using top quality materials and precision laser-cutting. With its large lifting area, this model is quite capable of being powered by any diesel  motor of 1 cc up to 2 cc and yet be able to carry up to 16 oz of ancillary equipment. You may need to adjust the location of the mounting beams to fit some motors.


  • Plan 
  • Detailed instructions
  • Laser-cut balsa parts
  • Laser-cut ply part
  • Strip wood
  • Dowel
  • Piano wire
  • Nuts , bolts and washers
  • Tissue
  • Acetate
  • 2" Streamlined Wheels 


  • Motor
  • Control rods
  • Hinges


Huge thanks to Patrick McCauley for the excellent photographs of his Deacon


This is a basic list of kit contents that will be updated with a more detailed list soon.

  • Plotted plan
  • Laser cut parts
  • Tissue covering
  • 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.


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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