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 .