The FROG Redwing was part of a range of six models that made up the FROG Senior Series produced between 1953 and 1969.
Like all kits in the FROG Senior series, the parts were die-cut and simple to put together resulting in a near scale representation of full-size sports planes of the era.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original FROG Redwing.
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.
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 and one 10mm tail wheel.
Acetate sheet for cabin.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel.
One motor peg.
F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.
Please Note: The models pictured were built by Andrew Darby and Jonathan Rowley. These models were covered with coloured Esaki tissue and markings that are not included in the kit!