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KK Elf

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£24.85
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Wingspan:
16" (406mm)

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Description

KK ELF

The KK Elf is a very pretty, small rubber-powered cabin duration model, with traditional, simple, built-up construction and would make a very good first flying model.

Fine flying performance and can easily be converted by the more experienced to take lightweight electric motor and 3 channel R/C equipment for indoor or calm outdoor flying.

YOUR KIT

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

KIT CONTENTS

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.
Acetate sheet for canopy.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage.
One motor peg.
F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.

Additional images courtesy of John Watters

2 Reviews

  • Much thanks to the previous reviewer,
    4

    Posted by Boris Gross-Hardt on 10th Oct 2019

    The plane needed nose ballast anyway so lengthening the legs a little was an easy decision. I do not agree with any information about the rubber in the kit though. The plan says " 33" of 1/8 made into 4 Strands " (which i think is massive overkill - i cannot make the plane fly with this) and the kit contains about 30" of 3/16 (which made into 4 strands is seriously massive overkill). I went with about 33 inches of 1/8 in one loop, which gives a gentle flight. Maybe the 3/16 in one loop can be made to work, maybe i just don't know how to trim this plane :) But all that aside, i really enjoyed building and flying this model.
    [originally posted on our old website 07/10/2019]

  • Great Kit but not for the impatient!
    5

    Posted by Andrew Sanders on 10th Oct 2019

    This is a great kit,that I had a lot of fun building it.It's got a simple but nice looking design that really lends its self to bright esaki tissue.And it flys well straight out of the box. Wouldnt say its a great first time build tho as its lightweight frame can be a bit fiddly to construct at times,its definitely not a kit for the impatient . I Would recommend this for those moving away from warbirds looking for a solid flyer with that retro look.One slight niggle i have with the kit though is that the landing gear is just a few mm too short to allow for a runway take off,of course, I should have double checked this before glueing them in place. But you live and learn!
    [originally posted on our old website 29/05/2019]

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