KK Caprice

KK Caprice
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Style:  Free Flight
Wingspan:  51"
Ease of Build:  Expert
Power:  Glider

  (1 Review)
Your Price:  £54.95


The KK Caprice is a larger, high performance, vintage competition tow line glider.

Not a beginner's model, as some knowledge of trimming, dethermalisers and timers is required and the construction is more involved.

Would make a great project for the more experienced modeller and can easily be converted to a 2 channel glider or 3 channel electric power model, for relaxed thermal chasing.


This kit is a laser-cut replica of the KK Caprice.

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. (Some modellers may prefer to use a mylar under-covering for strength and lightness).

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.

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.
Tissue (white) to cover the model.
Full size printed plan.

Model shown expertly built and photographed by Dave Skingsley,  features coloured tissue not included in the kit .


Due to the size of the cut parts, the Full kit for the KK Caprice comes in a Medium Box. Please use the table below to calculate your likely shipping costs


Package Size (approx)

UK (including Highlands and Islands)

Mainland Europe

Rest of The World

Envelope A4

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Small Box (450mm x 150mm x 50mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Medium Box (980mm x 150mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Large Box (980mm x 300mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Flammable/hazardous materials UK ONLY £6.25 - reduces to £3.00 for orders over £19.99 NO DELIVERY NO DELIVERY


For UK deliveries we use either MyHermes  , Royal Mail  or UKMail.

Flammable and hazardous materials are shipped to the UK only using UKMail courier, which carries a premium.

Internationally we use Royal Mail for smaller parcels and envelopes and we use whichever of the big couriers are cheapest for a particular size and destination. We always send all of our kits insured and all but the smallest are also tracked.

For international orders, you are responsible for any import duties or taxes applicable in your country.

We notify you as soon as your order has been despatched and, if applicable, you will be sent the tracking number. 

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 14 days for a full no quibble refund. 

Please Note : Most of our kits are made to order, this means it can sometimes take up to 14 days before they are despatched. If you need your kit quicker than that, e.g. as a birthday present, please drop us an email at sales@vintagemodelcompany.com and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.





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Thursday, 26 February 2015  | 

Bought this kit around 1964 before laser cut or even 'die crushed' parts as we used to call them. We were beginners then and we found this model simple to build and a most rewarding aircraft to fly (free flight in those days). We towed it up one still evening with a 3 minute DT and when it came off the line the rudder stayed in the straight towing position. It somehow got some lift while flying straight and the last we saw of it that night was the glow of the DT. Found if the following day about 1mile away, the DT had functioned and brought it down in a field of cow and was retrieved intact. One of the best gliders we ever built.

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