Original Manufacturer:  VINTAGE 1 Kits
Style:  Radio Control
Wingspan:  44" (1110mm)
Ease of Build:  Expert
Power:  Electric



In stock

Your Price:  £90.00


"The Gadfly" is a 44" wingspan low wing 'Golden Age' style intermediate and aerobatic trainer.

Originally designed for 70W-200W electric power using Speed 400/480 geared motors, the kit can easily be updated to run a modern brushless motor.

For experienced modellers, this is a beautifully easy to build low wing intermediate trainer/aerobat.

Flying skill is a notch above 'hands off,' but the design is fundamentally stable and whilst slow enough not to panic the fairly inexperienced pilot, it is fast enough to cope with winds up to about 10mph. 


3 x full sized plotted plans
21 x sheets of laser cut balsa, ply and basswood
4 x lengths of 1/16" x 1/8" balsa strip wood
1 x length 12swg wire for undercarriage (not pre-bent)
Acetate for the windscreen
Pair of 2" semi-pneumatic wheels/tyres
2 x control snakes
Control linkages
Cloth hinges

There are no electronics components included, so you will need a motor, ESC, receiver, battery, 4 x servos as well as a propeller and covering material (we recommend Oracover heat-shrink covering).

Blue & White model and photograph courtesy of Simon Eastham


The full kit comes in a medium box. Please use the table below to calculate your likely shipping costs


Package Size (approx)

UK (including Highlands and Islands)

Mainland Europe

Rest of The World

Envelope A4

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Small Box (450mm x 150mm x 50mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Medium Box (980mm x 150mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Large Box (980mm x 300mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99



Flammable/hazardous materials UK ONLY £6.25 - reduces to £3.00 for orders over £19.99 NO DELIVERY NO DELIVERY


For UK deliveries we use either MyHermes  , Royal Mail  or UKMail.

Flammable and hazardous materials are shipped to the UK only using UKMail courier, which carries a premium.

Internationally we use Royal Mail for smaller parcels and envelopes and we use whichever of the big couriers are cheapest for a particular size and destination. We always send all of our kits insured and all but the smallest are also tracked.

For international orders, you are responsible for any import duties or taxes applicable in your country.

We notify you as soon as your order has been despatched and, if applicable, you will be sent the tracking number. 

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 14 days for a full no quibble refund. 

Please Note : Most of our kits are made to order, this means it can sometimes take up to 14 days before they are despatched. If you need your kit quicker than that, e.g. as a birthday present, please drop us an email at and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.






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