F.R.O.G. Cessna Bird Dog
The Cessna Bird Dog was one of a number of scale and semi-scale models FROG produced in the mid-1950s.
In common with many FROG models, flying characteristics were deemed very important and this model is no exception.
It flies beautifully!
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original FROG Cessna Bird Dog.
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 25mm plastic wheels.
Acetate sheet for cabin.
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 was built and photographed by Andrew Darby and covered with coloured Esaki tissue and markings that are not included in the kit!