The KK Invader is an attractive, twin fin, tow line glider of excellent flying performance.
Very simple, straightforward built up construction, makes the Invader an ideal first flying model.
Our replica kit features top quality laser-cut parts to aid accurate, speedy building.
A nice model, just a bit big for the "36" class, but can be launched on the same lightweight bungee rig.
This model can easily be modified by the more experienced builder to take a lightweight electric motor and 3 channel R/C equipment, for relaxing, summer evening gliding.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the KK Invader.
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.
Acetate sheet for cabin.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan.
Model shown expertly built and photographed by Peter Sanders, features coloured solarfilm not included in the kit .