About Us & Our Kits
Hangar One Laser Cut Kitsets
Proudly Made In New Zealand
And Shipped Worldwide
At Hangar One we are thrilled to produce an extensive range of laser kitsets. Top quality is guaranteed with every kitset, because we hand select our wood stock for each kitset from the best Balsa Wood from Papua New Guinea, and European Plywoods, and the CAD design and laser cutting is done by Top Gun Trophy Winner Gwyn Avenell.
Short Kit Or A Complete Airframe Kit
Most of our kitsets are generally available in two options, either a Short Kit, or a 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.
Each Short Kit product description includes a complete list of the additional wood materials which need to be added in order to complete the airframe build. Some of these items you may already have on-hand in your workshop.
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.
Meet the team behind the Hangar One kitsets.
Hi I'm Peter Leaver, owner of Hangar One. I'm the guy you'll get on the end of the phone, or email, or Facebook on a day to day basis.
Aviation is in my blood, and I've been aeromodelling since I was 14 years old. I have a passion for building, and enjoy gliders and scale aircraft. I learnt to fly RC on a classic Airtronics Olympic II in the late 80's.
When I'm not flying my RC aircraft, I'm often instructing in full size Gliders, Sport Aircraft, and Flight Testing for the NZ Recreational Aircraft Association.
Meet Gwyn Avenell. Gwyn is a life-long aeromodeller, and an exceptional engineer and builder. Gwyn was also recently a Top Gun 2018 Trophy Winner with the Hawker Fury in the picture!
That Top Gun expertise and decades of experience goes into every Hangar One laser cut kit! He's a wizz in AutoCAD and a magician on the laser cutter.