VERON AERONCA CHAMPION
The Aeronca Champion or "Champ" was an American single engined, two seater with fixed landing gear, designed primarily as a trainer.
It entered production in 1945 and is still found on many a small airfield with its main competitor the Piper Cub.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of an Aeronca Champion.
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 plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. 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 and strip wood.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
Pair of 22mm plastic wheels.
Acetate sheet for cabin windows.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel.
One motor peg.
F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.
Model and video shown above, expertly built and photographed by Rob Brennan, displays paints and markings not included in the kit.