CESSNA 172 SKYHAWK - THE MOST POPULAR AIRCRAFT IN HISTORY
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high wing aircraft, first flown in 1955.
Over 40,000 Cessna 172s have been built - more than any other aircraft in history.
In 1958, a Cessna 172 set the world flight endurance record, which still stands today.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
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 and one 10mm tail wheel.
Acetate sheet for canopy.
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.
Please Note: The model pictured above is a Veron Cessna 172 Skyhawk covered with coloured Esaki tissue and markings by Andrew Darby. These are not included in the kit!