60" Southerner 60 Vintage Cabin Model Aircraft

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A lovely makeover of the classic duration model from the 50s adapted for electric power and 3 Channel R/C.

Full details online are available here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626645

The kit is very complete, and includes full hardware pack.

Only needs RC gear, motor, spinner and prop to complete, plus of course covering.

It is not as hard to build as it looks at all.

Flying in light winds is utterly trivial. It flies itself and lands itself. You need to do a bit more if the wind is gusty though.

Kit contains

Plotted plans
17 sheets of precision laser cut parts
Strip wood
Piano wire
Semi-pneumatic wheel/tyres
Control snakes and linkage assemblies
Acetate for cabin windows
Strip aileron hinge sets
Mylar hinges 


The blue Southerner shown in the picture above was build by Colin McCubbin. It is covered with oracover film (not included in the kit). Thank you to Colin for his picture.



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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.

Reviews (2)
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2 Reviews:

Southerner 60
07 May 2023  | 

Slightly revised from Bill Dean's original, but only in minor details, and still has those beautiful lines. A joy for those who like a good "build", and so relaxing to fly. Impeccable flying manners, perhaps even more 'floaty' than the original ic powered version. Love it so much I built 2......

Southerner 60
03 June 2016  | 

I have just received the full kit. It was dispatched within three working days and arrived well packed. Good quality wood excellent laser cutting and clear full scale plans, rolled (not folded) a nice touch. Well done VMC