Re-live the 1960’s – even if you weren’t there!
Ed Kazmirski’s Taurus is a classic design of its era. He was world champion in 1960 with his own designed Orion and then flew the Taurus in Switzerland in 1962, finishing 3rd overall. The strength of this design was evident in that 16 of the 38 competitors flew a Taurus. Interestingly enough, Ed had a proportional controlled model of another design but chose to fly his reed controlled Taurus. This model epitomizes the design philosophy of the time with a thick wing section to provide the stability they were looking for. We have recreated this model for you following the model airplane plan as closely as we can but have incorporated a couple of small improvements to it with a 5.0 mm ply spar carrying the “G” load a bit more efficiently.
We have included a moulded canopy that is period accurate. This will be a great flier with either an OS LA46 (0.46 cu in) motor or an equivalent electric motor.
(Thanks to Evan Pimm for the photo).
- Wingspan: 70" / 1778mm
- Number of channels: 4
- Recommended engine size: 45 two stroke or electric equivalent.
- Includes a full-sized rolled plan.
- Vac Formed Canopy
Materials Required for Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
- 2.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 6
- 2.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 4
- 9.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 12.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
- 6.5 x 12.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 6
- 3.0 x 5.0 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 2
- 9.5 x 9.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 2
- 12.5 Triangle x 915 Balsa Sticks x 4
- 6.5 x 9.5 x 915 Spruce x 1
- K&S Music Wire #508 x 36" x 1
- 8.0 mm dowel x 300 x 1
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.