Ben Buckle kits are mostly machine cut kits. There are a few kits in the line that are print wood and I think Colin Buckle preserves those for historic reasons as they were originally manufactured back in the day. However, almost all the kits we stock from Ben Buckle are machine cut. You can safely presume they are machine cut unless we specify "Print Wood Kit" in the description. We know you'll really enjoy builiding these classic designs. They come from the era of radio, record players and flat head V8's. Hey, I'm not trying to make you feel old. ;-)
This is the all time classic trainer. Many thousands of R/C pilots had their first tentative flights with a Super 60 and in the midst of the bewildering number of 'trainers' that are available today the good old Super 60 is still going strong and is a far better model to build and fly than the 'horrible plastic clip together stuff" that promises much but delivers so little.
If you take the time to build your own model then the satisfaction gained from flying it is far greater than that of a so called 'ready to fly' model.
In England, the Super 60 is easily recognized down at the flying field and many R/C instructors will be only too happy to give you some lessons on it as they will be familiar with it and you will soon find yourself doing your own take off's and landings with no problems. And even if the model does get pranged then it can be mended because it is made from balsa and ply which can be glued and repaired.
The Ben Buckle Super 60.....often imitated...never equalled!
Plans Only for Ben Buckle Falcon Kit The structure of this model is very satisfying to build. It is more complex than some of the others in the range but is very light and strong. Most regard this as the best looking model in the Ben Buckle range and the performance too certainly will find favor. Plans are folded (not in a roll).
If the Super 60 is too big for you, try the Mini Super which is about 3/4 the size. It has a tricycle undercarriage for easy take off and is ideally suited to engines .10 - .15 size, glow or diesel. The fuselage is proportionately wider than its bigger brother so that radio accommodation is simple.
A great fun little model and inexpensive to get in the air!
The Buccaneer Standard is another of Ben Buckle's early kits and the model itself was one of Ben's favorites.
Ben had a free flight Buccaneer Std way back in the early 1970's, Colin Buckle can remember he and the two Ayres brothers chasing off after it at the Nats. at Little Rissington...."Ahhh my lost youth! Happy days indeed. Later on the Buccaneer was converted to single channel radio using a set that dad made himself with the TX mounted in a home made case which he cut out and soldered from a biscuit tin!"
The model shown in the picture is Mike Whittard's Buccaneer which has been flying for many years and has had several different IC engines but has now been converted to electric power.
The Buccaneer Standard is a Bill Effinger design from 1937 and has stood the test of time very well.
This kit is to the original 1946 specification, a true vintage model as designed by Albert Hatful. It has been updated only in order to make radio installation simple and it remains a very simple to fly and ideal introduction to radio controlled flying. It will of course fly itself leaving the pilot to simply steer it.
Majestic Major: The Junior 60 proved to be so successful over the years that a 1.5 times larger version was the obvious development. This model has real load carrying ability and is the ideal platform for aerial photography. The wing is two piece making transportation simple even though the model is big.
Junior 60 - Electric: The ideal electric model has a light structure and plenty of wing area. The Junior 60 fills the bill admirably. This version will ensure success with electric flight for either the newcomer to the hobby or newcomer to electric flight. Standard sized radio gear can be accommodated with ease and there is plenty of room within the fuselage for flight batteries etc. Cat. Number BB006 Span 1524 mm (60") Motor Size 550 - 600 Electric Radio 3 Channel Sorry, out of stock, not ETA at this time, order today to get in line for one when we get our next supply shipment.
A simple structure, faithful to the original 1936 original by Paul Karrow, creates a delightful old timer. Even the reed wing tips are authentic. Very little power is required to fly this medium size model and you will be surprised at the performance it can turn in.
Masses of wing and a light structure; this is a real floater and back in 1938 it broke many records. It still does today so if you want to pose a serious challenge in the Texaco competition you will not do better than to build one of these. The wing is two piece for easy transport. Cat. Number BB009 Span 2438 mm (96") Engine Size .60 2 stroke .60 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
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The largest of the Quaker series the Flying Quaker is a scaled up Quaker Flash. Ben Buckle re-drew this model in 1983 but left it true to the original including reed tips on the wings and tailplane. Cat. Number BB010 Flying Quaker Span 2235 mm (88") Engine Size .45 - .60 2 stroke .45 - .60 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
All modern contest power duration models employ the pylon wing layout. This was one of the first to define this very efficient layout and even today it can turn in a very good performance. Original design by Joe Elgin, 1938. Cat. Number BB011 Span 2032 mm (80") Engine Size .30 - .40 2 stroke .30 - .40 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel Temporarily out of stock, order today to be first on the ship list when they arrive! ETA 2-6 months.
The structure of this model is very satisfying to build. It is more complex than some of the others in the range but is very light and strong. Most regard this as the best looking model in the Ben Buckle range and the performance too certainly will find favor. Cat. Number BB013 Span 2438 mm (96") Engine Size .60 - .90 2 stroke .60 - .90 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
One of the smaller models in the range but one which accepts standard radio equipment even so. It makes a very good trainer and because of the relatively small engine it can provide a low cost introduction to radio controlled flying. Available by kind permission of Henry J. Nicholls. Cat. Number BB014 Span 1194 mm (47") Engine Size 1.5cc 2 stroke Radio 2 - 3 Channel
Small in size, very simple construction, pre-cut wood and full size plans make this a very convenient model in all ways. It can be flown as a radio controlled or free flight model and is guaranteed to give immense pleasure for very little outlay. Cat. Number BB015 Span 1220 mm (48") Engine Size 1 - 2 cc 2 stroke Radio Free flight or simple R/C
This is a twice size version of the Diamond Demon. It is a large model at nearly 2 1/2 meters (8 feet) span but the low frontal area and light wing loading enable it to fly on small engines. The glide is quite remarkable. The wing is two piece for ease of transport. Cat. Number BB016 Span 2438 mm (96 inches) Engine Size .45 - .65 2 stroke .45 - .60 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
Vintage but very elegant with its fully cowled inverted engine the Great News looks scale. Light and stable flight with plenty of room for radio equipment. Cat. Number BB020 Span 1829 mm (72") Engine Size .30 - .40 2 stroke .40 - .52 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
Some models look right and this one definitely does. It was designed by Bill Dean in 1947and shows his design talent to perfection. It can be built with straight vee form or polyhedral wings. This is a printed kit, parts are not pre-cut. Hardware included as follows: 6 flat hinges 2 horns with fixing plates and screws 4 mini snap links 4 M3 engine fixing screws with nuts and washers Cat. Number BB021 Span 1524 mm (60") Engine Size .20 - .30 2 stroke .40 - .52 4 stroke Radio Free Flight or up to 3 Channel
The vintage biplane is surprisingly uncommon. Colin Buckle responded to many a request for such a model and scaled up the original 1938 design by Frank Ehling to create the Elf Biplane. Cat. Number BB024 Span 1524 mm (60") Engine Size .30 - .40 2 stroke .40 - .52 4 stroke Radio 3 Channel
Ben Shereshaw in 1939 scaled up the 1937 Buccaneer and created this large beauty. The fuselage is half planked adding to the graceful lines. Cat. Number BB025 Span 2286 mm (90" - 7.5 feet) Engine Size .60 - .80 2 stroke Radio 3 Channel So sorry, temporarily out of stock As of May 01, 2015 30-60 day wait. Order today to get in line to get one from our next shipment...
A classic vintage design and a very fine flyer. The kit is straightforward to build and includes hardware, covering material and pre-shaped wood. Specs: Span 49" (1245 mm) Engine 1.5 - 2.5 cc 2 Stroke Radio Free Flight or simple R/C
If you want to start building and flying scale models look no further than the Fokker DVIII. The model is built conventionally giving a light structure so essential for success. The model can be flown using 3 or 4 function radio Cat. Number BB032. Span 1448 mm (57") Engine Size .20 - .30 2 stroke .35 4 stroke Radio 3 - 4 Channel
SKU Number: BB032
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