VMC Finn Glider - Twin Pack
Build a pair of super fun balsa chuck gliders | Simple construction | Includes glue
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AT A GLANCE
Wingspan: 11" (279mm)
Ease of build: Beginner
Flying skill: Beginner
Control type: Free-flight
Power system: Glider
All up weight: 7g
VMC Finn Glider Twin Pack - 11" Wingspan
The Finn Glider is the result of a collaboration between VMC and US-based designer Joshua W Finn with an aim to produce a very simple chuck glider that makes an ideal entry into building using balsa wood.
Our twin pack gives you two identical gliders to build.
Each glider can be constructed in under 10 minutes using fast setting cyano-acrylate glue or in under an hour using a PVA-based glue - there's even a built-in dihedral jig to align the wings!
Joshua is an expert in glider design and this seemingly basic model flies really well with minimal trimming.
We include a small ball of modelling clay to balance the gliders and a short length of flight rubber to make your own bungee launcher or catapult.
A nice touch is the addition of two small strips of "wet and dry" sanding paper to allow you to grip the fuselage behind the tail for catapult launches.
All up weight of each glider is less than 7 grams without nose ballast.
Needless to say, these are great to do with with impatient kids!
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- Illustrated instructions
- 2 x sets of precision laser-cut parts in balsa and ply
- Sanding paper
- Modelling clay
- Easy sand wood glue
Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.
For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.
Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.
Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.
For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.
A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.
The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.
For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.
These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.
For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!
This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.
Very good wood selection,easy to build,flew for 19 seconds from catapult launch.