KK JUNKERS JU87 STUKA
The Junkers JU-87 "Stuka" was a german dive bomber and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1937.
Famed for its gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and Jericho-Trompete (Jericho trumpet) wailing sirens fitted to the wing leading edges, the Stuka was a major propaganda machine as well as a very effective weapon during the Blitz and particularly against shipping.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original KK Small Flying Scale model of a Junkers JU-87 "Stuka".
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.
Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts
Balsa strip wood.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
One 10mm plastic tail wheel and two 25mm plastic main wheels.
Acetate sheet for cabin windows.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and nose wheel.
One motor peg.
F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.