Old School Model Works Sunday Fighter Bristol Spadport (British) Kit
Yup, we've gone and done it. We now have a biplane kit. Actually, we're gonna have two, but more on that later.
This is the first of our Sunday Fighters. The original Sunday Fighters were the brainchild of Ken Willard back in the early 1970's. His were small, .049 powered 3-channel models and proved quite popular. Now, we've taken this idea, enlarged, and re-engineered them to make them as much fun to build as they are to fly. There's a bit of Bristol, and maybe some Spad, and for good measure you might detect some Nieuport. So we refer to this one as the Bristol Spadport.
Fast, but not too fast. Maneuverable, but not tricky. A snap to build and surprisingly rugged compared to most. You should see them take evasive maneuvers in Dog Fighting. Evade with snap rolls into spins, Immelmann turns and a loop. Our radio-controlled Sunday Fighter airplane kits just might be the most fun you've had in a long time.
Whether you choose to power your Sunday with electric or glow power, we've got you covered. Glow engines can be mounted side, inverted or even upright with a little modification. Electric motors can be mounted using the included Motor Box which will help space your motor to the proper distance.
Go true "old-school" with 3 channel control, or opt for functional ailerons (4 channel).
Wingspan: 46.5 inches
Wing Area: 725 sq inches
Length (airframe only): 34 inches
Weight: 3.5 - 4 pounds
Radio: 3-4 channel system
o Glow (.20-.30 engine, 6 ounce tank, fuel tubing)
o Electric (equivalent brushless motor, 3s LiPo)
Premium USA Hardware Included in each Old School Model Works kit is a premium hardware package. We only source our hardware from brand-name, USA manufacturers to guarantee the best quality.
Dual Ailerons Mounted under the lower wing, these two pre-cut aileron hatches make it easy to install the aileron servos.
WEB-LOCK Construction There's nothing else like it. Build our wings, straight and true - with a minimum amount of fuss.
Bolt On Main Gear Bending your own landing gear is hard. So that's why we include pre-bent main landing gear wire ready for you to assemble.
Front Hatch Held in with magnets, this xtra hatch gives you easy access to batteries or fuel.
Included Motor Box For electric power, we include the pieces to build this electric motor mounting box.
Additional items needed to complete our Sunday Fighter kit:
o Propeller o Engine/Motor mount & mounting hardware
o "Y" servo harness (for ailerons)
o Pushrods (two 5" for ailerons, two 20" for elevator & rudder, one 9" for throttle if glow powered)
o Clevises for the pushrods (8 if electric, 10 if glow).
o 2 - 3.5" diameter wheels. We recommend Du-Bro's #350V Vintage wheels for the proper look.