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Original Manufacturer:  Vintage Model Company
Wingspan:  19" (483mm)

  (1 Review)
Your Price:  £24.99
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THE VMC PILOT - EASY TO BUILD, TRADITIONAL FLYING FUN

The VMC Pilot is a high wing cabin sports model designed for fun flying.

This is not a scale model based on a real (or what modellers call the ‘prototype’) aircraft, but is designed purely as a flying model. Sports models come in many guises and are often flown in competitions that are purely about flying duration, with many different sets of rules and regulations governing their size and shape.

Often these models bear no resemblance to a real aircraft at all, with thin tubular fuselages, no undercarriage and very long thin wings.

A cabin sports model is one that has a ‘cockpit’ where a notional pilot could sit, with fewer compromises to the size and shape for duration. Therefore, it sits between a scale model and a pure duration model both in the way it looks and the way it performs.

These models are much easier to build and fly than their scale model counterparts and therefore form an ideal starting point for a new modeller.

YOUR KIT

This kit is for building a traditionally constructed, rubber-powered, free-flight cabin sports model of an original design by the Vintage Model Company (VMC).

Construction of the model from this kit uses simple balsa wood surfaces and the traditional method of ‘stick and tissue’ for the wings; that is to say, a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin.

The balsa wings are built over a plan printed at their exact scale. Power is provided by a 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’.

Also in the spirit of traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.

KIT CONTENTS

Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
Piece of P400 Sandpaper .
Pre-formed wire main undercarriage.
Three low friction plastic ‘nose’ bushings – one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
Three cocktail sticks /toothpicks to use as dowels.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
Coloured covering tissue.
Piece of clear acetate for the windows and ‘trim tabs’.
Lightweight printed paper graphics sheet.
Two rubber bands to secure the wings.
Rubber motor strip.
Two building plan sheets.
Parts reference sheet.

Thank you to Xavier Mangogna for publishing the flight video on YouTube

The VMC Pilot fits into a Small 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

£3.95

£3.95

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

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£5.75

£7.50

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

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£38.00

£50.00

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

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£55.00

£75.00

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 sales@vintagemodelcompany.com and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.

 

 

 

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Perfect for beginners
Saturday, 10 November 2018  | 

Very nice kit. easy to build and fly, even with very few trimming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXQNYdr2yX0


Response:

Thank you Xavier.
Great flight video too!


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