VMC Romany - 40" Balsa Kit

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Created as an in-house replacement for the Keil Kraft Gipsy, the VMC Romany is a 40" wingspan, rubber powered, cabin sports model that harks back to the golden age of free-flight but with a significant nod to the future.

Tasked with creating a "better" Gipsy, designer Chris Long took all of the great elements of that iconic model and then added a few select enhancements to improve the kit and help those looking to add radio control assistance functionality.

Once radio control is added to a model, however light the touch, there is a chance that additional loads placed upon the airframe during aerial manoeuvres, may stress it to breaking point.

The original Gipsy's main wing spar was one such weakness and so Chris has designed the VMC Romany wing to have a much stronger upper and lower spar that allows for inter-rib spar webbing to be added for extra strength if desired.

Again with potential RC conversions in mind, the VMC Romany is built out of the box with a moveable tail flying surfaces (rudder and elevator) using supplied mylar hinges for RC conversions or aluminium hinges enabling easier trimming for free-flight enthusiasts.

Now supplied with a beautiful 17" laminated balsa propeller kit, FAI sports tan flight rubber and featuring 4 sheets of Deluxe Materials' Natural EzeTissue, we think the VMC Romany is one of the best rubber-powered, retro free-flight kits available anywhere in the world.



Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

We are in the middle of nowhere and so our Royal Mail collection is at around 1pm.


An order placed before 12pm on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

An order placed after 12pm on Monday should be with you on Thursday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.


An order placed before 10am on Monday should be with you on Tuesday.

An order placed after 10am on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

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 Next Working Day.


Royal Mail considers Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Islands as part of the UK and so does not charge a premium for deliveries.

Pretty much all other UK couriers have surcharges for deliveries to the following postcodes: IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25

If you live in one of these postcodes and the parcel size of your order is outside Royal Mail's dimensions, you will have to pay a surcharge.

Our system is not clever enough to work this out and so if your order attracts a surcharge, we will contact you before despatch to see if you would like to pay the surcharge and proceed with the order or cancel and receive a full refund.



Smaller items

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.

Larger items

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.

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