The Nieuport 27 was a WWI French sesquiplane fighter aircraft designed by Gustave Delage that first flew in 1917.
The 27 was the last of the line of Nieuport "V-strut" single seat fighters that began with the Nieuport 10 of 1914.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron model of a Nieuport 27.
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 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
Pair of 25mm plastic wheels.
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 original instructions.