KEIL KRAFT CAPRICE
Originally designed by Neville Willis, the Caprice is a competition level free-flight glider kit that offers outstanding performance and stability.
It flies so well that it requires your choice of de-thermaliser system to prevent it flying away!
The Caprice makes a great choice for an RC or timer de-thermaliser, the size also lends itself to a full RC conversion for the more adventurous builders among us.
The large 51" wingspan offers stunning performance and a very rewarding long duration flights.
The polyhedral wing offers great stability and the highly efficient aerofoil provides excellent lift.
The fuselage is constructed from simple flat balsa sides and the tailplane looks beautiful thanks to the geodetic rib format.
This is an official Keil Kraft Caprice kit manufactured in China for Ripmax Ltd.
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- Laser cut balsa components
- Wire, sheet & strip balsa wood
- Plain covering tissue
- Full size printed plan & instructions
- Please note that the images above show markings and coloured tissue that are not included in the kit.
TO COMPLETE THE KIT YOU WILL NEED
- A sharp knife and various hand tools
- Various grades of sand paper
- Clear film to protect the plan
- Pack of modelling pins
- Balsa cement, white glue or cyano
- Model covering dope and thinners
- Decoration (paint or coloured tissue)
- Wing & tail mounting bands
- Cotton thread
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.
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.
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.