Style: Free Flight
Ease of Build: Expert
PIPER PA-12 SUPER CRUISER
The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser is a three-seat, high wing, single-engined, light aircraft that was produced by Piper Aircraft between 1946-48. The PA-12 was an upgraded and redesignated Piper J-5. There are well over a thousand Super Cruisers still in private use around the world.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original KK Small Flying Scale Series model of a Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. 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 and strip wood
- 150mm diameter plastic propeller
- Pre-bent motor hook and shaft
- Low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
- 2x of 22mm plastic wheels
- 10mm tail wheel
- Acetate sheet for canopy
- Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel
- Motor peg
- F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip
- Tissue to cover the model
- Full size printed plan with instructions
Model pictured above is a KK Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser converted to electric-powered, radio-control and covered with tissue/ markings by John Watters. RC gear is not included with this kit.