KK Piper Super Cruiser

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Style:  Free Flight
Wingspan:  18"
Ease of Build:  Expert
Power:  Rubber


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.