Welcome to hangaronekits
At hangaronekits we are passionate aeromodellers and manufacturers of quality laser cut aircraft kitsets. Quality is assured because we hand select the the best balsa wood from Papua New Guinea and European Plywoods for each kitset.
Our kitsets are made to order daily, and are shipped worldwide. Simply add any product to your shopping cart to find out the shipping cost to your location.
International Shipping Cost Increases
We have been analyzing our business over the last few months and we now must face the reality of the external factors that affect our ability to continue to supply a quality product into the marketplace. Covid-19 has brought many challenges to everyone’s lives and businesses, but the major change we have seen is to the freight rates. This not only impacts the importation of our raw material (balsa, ply etc) but seriously impacts out export shipping rates. We are totally dependent on the International Courier Service of NZ Post to get our product to you. This has presented some challenges in the last few months with unprecedented disruption to the airline business and to various countries postal systems. We are seeing signs of improvement, but it is slow. The main issue, of course, is the increase in price of airfreight and in the cost of Balsa wood.
We must pass the cost of freight on to the customer to remain in business, we can no longer afford to subsidize it within the kit price. To that end, as of today, all our freight prices will change to reflect what we are charged by our postal service. This is passed on to you at cost – there is no margin in it for us.
We are constantly looking at the costs within our kits, balsa costs are only going one way. We are trying to mitigate the increased costs through better use of the material and looking at different alternatives (light ply vs balsa , reduction of 1200 wood from our kits to reduce the package sizes for instance).
If you are concerned about the freight component, please consider just buying the basic laser cut short kit and source the additional wood from your local hobby shop,we are sure they will appreciate your business.
There are some changes coming soon for our UK customers as the country exits the European Union. We are trying to understand the implications of the UK government wanting to collect the VAT from the supplier for orders under £135. This may mean we will need to register with the UK government – more costs. The orders over this value will continue to have the tax collected by the Postal System as is the current practice. Watch this space.
The world of air freight is not a nice place at the moment for small businesses.
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The 93" Super Sinbad
We have taken those gorgeous, classic lines of the Super Sinbad Free Flight Glider from 1943 and scaled it up to a 93" 2 channel glider for slope or bungee launch.
The body is built in two halves using an arrangement of formers, allowing you to keep that open structure but still build an accurate fuselage. The two piece wing uses the original aerofoil and is joined through a strong centre spar box with a 3mm laser cut steel wing joiner.
Takahe Build Log On RC Groups
If you would like to see how our kitsets go together, check out these RC Groups Build Logs on the Takahe glider kitset, a modern take on those classic RC gliders from the 70's and 80's.
It's a 3 channel RES glider and can be built as either 100" or 110" wingspan. The kit includes a pure glider nose bulkhead, and an optional electric motor nose mount bulkhead.
John Grant, New Zealand
Hi Pete. Thanks for your prompt attention to my kitset order, it arrived without a mark on it. The laser cutting is the best I've seen, even better than the SIG kit sets I have. I will pass the word around our club over here.
Harvey Stiver, New Zealand
Hi Pete. I have finished the Buzzard Bombshell from your semi kit. The accuracy of parts along with extra strip wood were of top quality. Have finished model in Solarfilm, powered by a Scorpion electric motor, came out all up at 4lbs. 8ozs. Test flew yesterday with only down thrust needed. A great project and a worthy addition to my vintage stable.
Ian Thompson, Australia
Hi Pete. The Slingsby kit has just landed (pun intended). I haven’t had the chance to unpack the laser cut parts yet but going by Darryl’s comments they will fit like a glove. Also the plans are the best I have seen in a long time and I have been modelling for more than 50 years!!