VERON WITTMAN BUSTER CHIEF OSHKOSH
The Chief Oshkosh Buster was a purpose built race plane designed and produced by Steve Wittman in 1931.
Veron originally kitted the model as part of their Tru-Flite range and this is a laser-cut replica of that kit.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of a Wittman Buster / Chief Oshkosh.
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 22mm plastic wheels.
Acetate sheet for cabin windows.
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.
Model and video shown above, expertly built and photographed by David Breeze, features paints, red tissue and markings not included in the kit.