Vintage Cessna 140 Plane Model that really flies!

£27.99 inc. VAT

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Wonderful complete model kit of a Cessna 140

  • Ideal for ages 14 to 100!
  • Includes everything you need including glue to make the kit
  • Hours of fun making a rubber powered balsa wood kit that really flies

Whether you’re new to model building or an old hand, we have a kit to delight and entertain you. Model kits make great presents – not just because they look great when they’re finished but because they offer the recipient hours of enjoyment, the ability to learn new skills and the sense of achievement when the model’s complete.

The Cessna 140 first rolled off the production line in 1946. It was (and still is) a pretty little aeroplane that was cheap to purchase, run and maintain. It also had stable, well-mannered flying characteristics, making it very popular with pilots at a time when post war light aeroplane ownership was beginning to boom in the U.S.A. With a wingspan of 18″(450mm) your finished model will be big enough to handle with ease and yet small enough to display with pride in your living room. Perhaps you remember building one of the original kits as a youngster, cutting out the fiddly printed wood parts with a scalpel?

We’ve made building the kit easier for you – the precision laser-cut balsa parts simply push out ready for you to stick together using readily available PVA wood glue. We’ve included an original plan and instructions along with lightweight japanese tissue, propeller, rubber motor and wheels – in fact everything you’ll need to create a fully flyable recreation of this iconic aircraft.

So much more fun than a plastic “Airfix” kit, enjoy time together with your son or daughter developing engineering skills they’ll value forever and creating memories they’ll treasure for a lifetime. These kits make great Christmas gifts and birthday presents for that “hard to buy for” man who has everything (please note children under 14 should be supervised by an adult).

WHAT’S IN THE KIT?

Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
Three low friction plastic nose bushings – one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
Acetate sheet for screens.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick).
Rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.

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