Relive the golden years of RC gliders with our new range of modern classics!
Enjoy those classic lines and appreciate the built-up construction of balsa and ply, in a brand new engineered airframe, featuring accurate interlocking parts and lightweight construction techniques, combined with the latest in aerofoil profiles. Our classic glider kits are designed from the ground up to be a simple build that any aeromodeller can reproduce.
The Kārea (from the Maori Kārearea, the native New Zealand Falcon), is conventional in design with attention paid to minimising drag with a slimline fuselage and all-moving tailplane.
This design can be easily built by anyone who has some previous building experience. Time and effort spent in carving and sanding will reveal the smooth flowing contours of the Kārea.
The wing features a blend of three AG wing profiles from root to tip and the fuselage components include extensive alignment tabs in the fuselage sides and formers. This along with strong and lightweight structures allow builders to produce a straight and accurate kit which performs well. (Note that the production kitset has a fully sheeted rudder).
UK Customers - Please note that the short kit does not reach the £135 VAT border threshold and is therefore not available for purchase.
- Wingspan: 100" / 2540mm
- Number of channels: 2 - 3
- Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
- 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 1.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 11
- 6.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 9.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 5
- 2.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 14
- 3.0 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 1
- 3.0 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4
- 6.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4
- 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Triangle x 6
- 1.5 x 6.5 x 915 Spruce x 4
- 3.0 x 9.5 x 915 Spruce x 8
- 1/4 Wire 150mm long
- 9/32 Tube 150mm long
- 1/8 Wire 150mm long
- 5/32 Tube 150mm long
Short Kit Or Complete Airframe Kit?
A Short Kit includes a full size printed plan and all of the laser cut parts that are required as part of the complete airframe build.
Items such as wing ribs, dihedral joiners, fuselage formers & fuselage parts, doublers, bulkheads and so on.
Every part which is a complex cut is precisely laser cut as per the plan and included in the short kit. Some kits may also include vacuum formed ABS parts like canopies or cowlings.
With a Short Kit, the only items you need to add to the laser cut parts to build a complete airframe are components which are simply cut to length. Parts such as wing spars, wing sheeting or fuselage sheeting for example.
A Complete Airframe Kit includes the Laser Cut Short Kit, plus the entire list of additional materials required to complete the airframe build.
Select this option when adding to your cart to purchase all of the materials required to complete the airframe build.
Every kit includes a full size printed plan, and where available the designers original construction notes. The kits do not include miscellaneous hardware such as pushrods, control horns, hinges, wheels etc.