The Cessna Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft used by the American Army, who at the time were looking for a single engine all metal aircraft to replace the wood and fabric covered aircraft of the era, which had short service lives. The Cessna Bird Dog first went into service in the Korean War in 1950.
Our 87" 1/5 Scale Laser Cut Short Kit is our own in house design. It will fly well with a 90 size four stroke and overpowered with a 120 four stroke, or electric equivalent. The kit includes a an extensive array of vacuum formed ABS parts, including the cowling and lower fuselage chin area, corrugated flying surface overlays, radio antenna, all clear window pieces, along with laser cut steel fixing parts for wing mounting, and a pre-bent laser cut undercarriage. Also included is a fuselage jig to aid in accurate construction. This is an extensive kit!
Wingspan: 87" / 2209mm
Number of channels: 5
Recommended engine size: 90 to 120 size four stroke or electric equivalent
Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion: (These materials are included in the 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.