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Radio Control Old Timers

Vintage old timer model airplane kits. We are pleased to offer both nostalgic reproductions and modern re-creations of free flight models updated with state of the art assembly techniques, laser cutting, and provisioned for installing modern radio control (RC) equipment.  Be certain to click on product image for more detailed specifications and suggested items to complete your model purchase.


Products

 

  • StevensAero - Ace (100) Laser-cut Kit

    The nostalgic lines of our Ace (100) are presented here with a strong nod to Henry Struck and his 1940’s vintage New Ruler and American Ace free flight designs. Our modern laser-cut kit is delivered with the finest stock materials and features a beginner friendly interlocking assembly – greatly improving your building experience.

    Made in Colorado, USA

    Wing span 24 in. | Wing area 100 sq. in. | Flying Weight 2.25 oz.

     

    This laser-engineered kit includes:

    • Hand selected AAA balsa
    • Precision laser-cut parts
    • Hardware; push-rods, control horns, landing gear wire, and wheels
    • Full size detail sheet including trim templates to complete the model as pictured.

    Recommended building supplies:

    • Thin and Medium CA Glue
    • #11 Razor Blades and Hobby Knife
    • Sanding Block with 220 and 400 grit paper
    • Hook and loop tape for battery mounting (PKZ1039)
    • 2 AeroLITE PatchPak (Base Color) 1 AeroTRIM (Trim Color)
    • Optional pre-cut vinyl graphics are available to complete this model as pictured

    Designed for the following electronics:

    • ParkZone PKZ3352 Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "Brick"
    • ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox
    • Battery 160mAh 3.7V LiPo with UM compatible connector
    • E-Flite EFL9051 Propeller

     

    SAK-ACE100
    55.00 USD
     
  • StevensAero - BuzzBomb (100) "Toon Buzzard" Micro Flyer

    The Stevens AeroModel BuzzBomb 100 is a reduced version of our contemporary twist on the vintage free-flight classic Buzzard Bombshell and, while it echoes the lines of the championship wining predecessor, the construction, styling, and flight control is refreshingly modern. The BuzzBomb 100 is slow enough to be flown indoors yet equally a delight to pilot in the cul-de-sac on dawn patrol. Our beginner friendly airframe assembles in a matter of hours, and the simple attractive lines are a breeze to cover. The BuzzBomb 100 has been designed to readily accept the abundant and affordable ParkZone Ultra-Micro indoor electronics. The electronic components may be purchased as part of a package direct from StevensAero.com or simply recycle the electronics from your broken Ultra- Micro foamie into this attractive, capable, balsa model that’s uniquely yours!

    The Build:

    Designed and manufactured in the USA using industry leading construction methods and innovative laser cutting techniques, Stevens AeroModel hand selects only the highest quality AAA balsa and hard woods from select state-side mills. To ensure builder success the thoughtful design and materials selection is backed by a thorough step-by-step instruction set, clear drawings, downloadable photo supplement, and comprehensive top-shelf hardware package. StevensAero.com cordially invites you to experience the satisfaction and improved flight performance that is only achieved through building your very own Buzz 100.


    Kit includes:
    Step-by-step assembly manual.
    100% laser cut balsa and hardwood parts from AAA hand selected wood.
    Laser Cut Acetate Windscreen.
    Designed for popular micro electronics (PKZ3351 or SPMAR6400)
    Hardware including push-rods, control horns, rubber bands, and tail skid.

    Kit requires:
    1 - Du-Bro RC 1-1/2 in. Micro Lite Wheels (or equivalent).
    1 - ParkZone or Spektrum Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo unit [PKZ3351 or SPMAR6400]
    1 - Spektrum DSM2 compatible transmitter
    1 - ParkZone Motor and Gearbox PKZ3624
    1 - E-Flite EFLM9051 Propeller
    1 - 130-160 mAh 3.7V LiPo Battery

    Sanding Block, Thin and Medium CA glue, and 1 Roll or 3 Patch Packs of AeroLITE film.
    SAK-BUZZ100
    55.00 USD
     
  • StevensAero - BuzzBomb (400), Toon "Buzzard Bombshell" Park Flyer

    The Stevens AeroModel BuzzBomb 400 is modern twist on the vintage free-flight classic Buzzard Bombshell. This classy craft from yesteryear echo's the lines of the original work yet the airframe has been completely re-enginnered to favor radio control. The results of this re-design are stunning in terms of charm, build, and flight performance.

    The Build:

    Unlike kits and ARF's from other vendors, the BuzzBomb 400 is 100% laser cut from a thoughtful selection of hand picked AAA balsa wood that's sourced from US mills; this means you won't need to sort, re-cut, replace, or hand-cut your own parts and stick wood to complete this fine model. With our thoroughly illustrated step by step instructions and beginner friendly advice you also won't get lost during the assembly. Our passion for the hobby, drive for excellence, control over our US production facility, and small run production allows us to consistently deliver the finest kit building experience to hobbyists that demand the best.

    Flight Performance:

    The Buzz 400's predecessor is an airframe that is well rooted in championships nationwide. Stevens AeroModel built upon the flight qualities of the vintage Buzzard while modernizing the design to enhance performance for electric radio control flight. Engineered and tested to perform at over 6500' ASL, in the thin mountain air of Colorado, ensures that our product will absolutely exceed your expectations when flown at lower field elevations.

    Stable enough for the beginner, the Buzz 400 is commanded by traditional three channel control (Rudder/Elevator/Throttle) and soars in light lift thanks to a generous 40 inch span polyheidral wing. The airframe is "positively stable" in both pitch and roll; the Buzz will right itself and promptly return to wings level flight from any attitude! With a stout, light, large, and stable airframe, we find the Buzz 400 to be well suited for budding pilots; and to ensure the Buzz lasts through those first training sorties we've included a rubber band retained wing and Stevens AeroModel's signature shock mounted landing gear!

    Well powered. Power for the Buzz 400 comes from the affordable SA Sport BL400 and 7.4V 1000-1300mAh LiPo Battery; Our light weight model combined with this power system delivers enough vertical to make a rocket engineer jealous and ensures that you'll have no problems putting the model into lifting air.

    Relaxing fun. The Buzz 400 is most at home flying eye-level sorties over the bean field or ball diamond; we dare you not to make motor noises as she passes by. The Buzz 400 also features a fantastic glide and retains energy well, thus we find that the Buzz will soar well in the light morning and evening lift. Slow enough to fly from the cul-de-sac yet big enough that it doesn't get lost at the club flying field, light enough to thermal with the best of them and tough enough to handle beginning pilots; we are confident that hobbyists of all experience levels will spend many enjoyable hours on the sticks of the Buzz 400.


    Kit includes:
    Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly manual.
    Limited edition, color, die cut vinyl profile pilot figure by artist Kris Cartwright.
    100% laser cut balsa and hardwood parts from AAA hand selected wood.
    Pre-formed shock mounted landing gear.
    Magnetic battery hatch release.
    Hardware including push-rods, control horns, connectors, rubber bands, tail skid, and one pair of 2-1/2 in. Du-Bro RC Super Lite Wheels.

    Kit requires:
    2 - HS-55 Servos
    1 - Transmitter with Micro Receiver (3 ch. minimum)
    1 - SA Sport 30A ESC
    1 - SA Sport BL400 (2200KV) Motor
    1 - 7x4 APC E or 8x4 GWS HD propeller
    1 - 1000-1300 mAh 7.4V LiPo Battery

    Sanding Block, Thin and Medium CA glue, and 1-2 Rolls of AeroLITE or AeroFILM Covering Film.



    SAK-BUZZ400
    149.00 USD
     
  • StevensAero - Pacemaker 100, Nostalgic RC Old Timer

    The original Pacemaker was designed by JL Sadler in 1940 and is indeed a unique "old timer" design. Inspired by the original, the Stevens AeroModel Pacemaker kit features state of the art construction techniques that you've come to expect from StevensAero.com

    This laser-engineered kit includes: 

    • Hand selected AAA balsa
    • Precision laser-cut parts
    • Hardware; push-rods, control horns, landing gear wire, and wheels
    • Full size detail sheet including trim templates to complete the model as pictured.

    Recommended building supplies:

    • Thin and Medium CA Glue
    • #11 Razor Blades and Hobby Knife
    • Sanding Block with 220 and 400 grit paper
    • Hook and loop tape for battery mounting (PKZ1039)
    • 2 AeroLITE PatchPak (Base Color) 1 AeroTRIM (Trim Color)
    • Optional pre-cut vinyl graphics are available to complete this model as pictured.

    Designed for the following electronics:

    • ParkZone PKZ3352 Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "Brick"
    • ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox
    • Battery 160mAh 3.7V LiPo with UM compatible connector
    • E-Flite EFL9051 Propeller

    See our list of related products ("related products" tab) for items we stock to assist you in completing this model.

    SAK-PMKR100
    55.00 USD
    65.00 USD Your Savings 15%
  • StevensAero - Playmite (75) "Toon Playboy" Micro Radio Control

    Our Playmite (75) is a pint-sized package that is bursting at the seams with nostalgic charm. This compact (75 square inch) micro radio control model airplane kit, designed for the ParkZone PKZ3352 ultra micro electronics; offers opportunity to fly both indoors, at the local gymnasium, or bop from roof-top to roof-top outdoors in the late evening lift.  

    Model Features:

    Quality American components and manufacturing, our Playmite kits are derrived from only the finest AAA balsa and hardwood components sourced from state-side mills and cut in-house at our Colorado facility.  Unique in this size offering, the Playmite features a double-surfaced airfoil and removable shock mounted wing enhancing both the crafts penetration and glide performance.  Beautiful throughout, our design captures the nostalgic good looks of the subject matter and incorporates the kind of thoughtful engineering and attention to detail that scores of modelers have come to expect from a Stevens AeroModel kit.  Designed for success, in addition to every supplied part being precisely laser-cut and engineered to fit, the entire assembly is thouroughly covered by a step-by-step photo illustrated assembly manual; clearly leading the novice builder through kit construction, finishing, and ultimately flying the completed model.  Your time is valuable, and we are certain you'll agree our Playmite (75) delivers the kind of time saving interlocking construction, detailed documentation, quality materials, and manufacturing your hobby investment deserves.  Exclusively from Stevens AeroModel.

    Background:

    There's something about these classy polyhedral / pylon ships of yesteryear that just strike a chord with old timer enthusiasts world-wide. Though there were hundreds of iterations of the basic pylon design that circulated through the budding model airplane industry, most enthusiasts seem to identify with the Playboy which saw prolific distribution through Cleveland Models. Our Playmite design is directly inspired by this iconic model and, while reminiscent of those bygone years, offers a modern package that builds quick, straight, and true thanks to modern design and tooling processes pioneered by Stevens AeroModel.

    This Kit Includes:

    • Precision laser cut parts
    • Full size plan set
    • Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly instructions
    • Hardware package including push-rods, control horns, replica combustion motor, and solid hub plastic wheels. 

    Recommended To Complete Model:

    • Thin and Medium CA Glue #11
    • Razor Blades and Hobby Knife
    • Sanding Block with 220 and 400 grit paper
    • 3-4 AeroLITE PatchPak (2-3 Base Color / 1 Trim Color)

    Suggested Electronics:

    • ParkZone PKZ3352 Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "Brick"
    • ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox
    • E-Flite EFL9051 Propeller
    • Spektrum DSM2 compatible transmitter (3ch or better)
    SAK-PMITE75
    55.00 USD
    79.00 USD Your Savings 30%
  • StevensAero - QuickOats (100) "Toon Quaker" Ultra-Micro Kit

    Now shipping! Nostalgic lines reminiscent of the venerable Quaker free flight model line. We reduced this flying classic to 100 square inches and added a touch of "Toon" charm. Well behaved and easy to fly indoors and out! Designed to be flown using popular 2.4ghz ultra micro electronics from the ParkZone line of model aircraft.

    Recommended To Complete Model:

    Thin and Medium CA Glue
    #11 Razor Blades and Hobby Knife
    Sanding Block with 220 and 400 grit paper
    Du-Bro 1-1/4 in. Wheels [DUB125MW]
    2 AeroLITE PatchPak (Base Color)
    1 AeroTRIM (Trim Color)

    Suggested Electronics:

    ParkZone PKZ3351 Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "Brick"
    ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox
    E-Flite EFL9051 Propeller

    SAK-QOATS100
    55.00 USD
    79.00 USD Your Savings 30%
  • StevensAero - QuickOats (250) Laser Cut Model Airplane Kit

    This park flyer version of our charming ultra micro flyer is ideal for flying at small flying fields and larger indoor venues. Makes use of conventional micro servo, receiver, and power system components. Kit includes: Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly manual. Pre-Cut Acetate Windscren. 100% laser cut balsa and hardwood parts from AAA hand selected wood. Magnetic battery hatch release. Hardware including push-rods, control horns, connectors, rubber bands, and tail skid. Kit requires: 2 - HS-35HB Servos (HS-55's may be used but at a weight penalty) 1 - Transmitter with Micro Receiver (3 ch. minimum) 1 - SA Sport 10A ESC 1 - SA Sport BL250 (2200KV) Motor 1 - 6x3 GWS HD propeller 1 - 2mm Propeller Adapter [GW/DS001] or [EFLM1927] 1 - 250-325 mAh 7.4V LiPo Battery (25C) Sanding Block, Thin and Medium CA glue, and 1 Roll of AeroLITE film and one roll of AeroTRIM.

    SAK-QOATS250
    69.00 USD
     
  • StevensAero - RingRat RC050 Indoor/Backyard Aerobat Kit

    Wow your friends with this vintage styled pint sized ultra-micro aerobat. The RingRat (RC-050) is based upon our popular nostalgic control line trainer. Now re-engineered to fly off-lines using today’s popular ultra-micro electronics. This classic aerobat is well suited for small outdoor flying sites and large indoor venues.

    Kit Includes:

    Precision Laser Cut Hand Selected AAA Balsa and Hardwood Components
    Pre-cut Vinyl Windscreen
    Landing Gear Hardware
    Ultra-Light Wheel Set
    Tail Skid
    Aileron Bell Crank, Control Horns, and Control Linkage
    Photo Illustrated Step-by-Step Instruction Set
    Computer Drawn Detail Sheet

    Kit Requires:

    1/4 oz. Thin or Medium CA glues
    Sanding Block with 220 grit paper
    AeroLITE covering film
    Spektrum AR6400 Receiver/ESC/Servo unit
    Spektrum AS2000 1.5g Short Throw Linear Servo (1 required)
    ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor
    130mm x 70mm Propeller EFL9051 or PKZ3601
    DSM2 Compatible Spektrum, ParkZone, or E-Flite Radio
    SAK-RRAT050RC
    45.00 USD
    65.00 USD Your Savings 31%
  • StevensAero - Rockette (100) "Toon Rocketeer" Ultra-Micro Kit

    Graced with nostalgic lines of free-flight models of yesteryear. This modern laser cut model airplane kit accepts today's most popular ultra-micro systems by Spektrum, ParkZone, and E-Flite. With a flying weight under 2 oz. the Rockette is ideally suited for sorties in the gymnasium or back yard.

    Recommended To Complete Model:

    Thin and Medium CA Glue
    #11 Razor Blades and Hobby Knife
    Sanding Block with 220 and 400 grit paper
    Du-Bro 1-1/2 in. Wheels [DUB150MW]
    2 AeroLITE PatchPak (Base Color)
    1 AeroTRIM (Trim Color)

    Suggested Electronics:

    ParkZone PKZ3351 Ultra-Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "Brick"
    ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox
    E-Flite EFL9051 Propeller

    SAK-ROCKETTE100
    55.00 USD
    79.00 USD Your Savings 30%
  • StevensAero - SkyBuggy (100) Nostalgic Laser Cut Model Airplane Kit

    This pint sized performer is based on the successful Stevens AeroModel SkyBuggy 300 platform.  Reduced in size and re-engineered to readily accept ParkZone Ultra Micro 2.4 DSM2 electronics.  The SkyBuggy 100 is right at home in your large backyard or gymnasium.

    SkyBuggy (100) echos the nostalgic lines of the long since discontinued Andy Clancy Lazy Bee model line and features a refreshing splash of Kris Cartwright's own keen eye for design.  When the above is combined with Stevens AeroModel's modern model engineering, clear and thoughtful instructions, and state of the industry cutting techniques the result is simply fantastic on all levels.

    Features:
    Interlocking Laser Engineered™design frames in two evenings or less.
    Precision cut from hand selected AAA balsa and hardwoods.
    Designed to readily accept E-Flite and ParkZone Ultra Micro Electronics
    Hardware package includes control linkage. 
    Thick flat-bottom airfoil nets high-lift and stability. 
    Well mannered, predictable, and positively stable flight envelope. 
    Ideal for dawn and dusk patrol sorties - or just cruising the weed patch behind your house.

    Requires:

    Basic modeling tools including #11 razor blades and knife, medium and thin CA, CA applicator tips, adhesives, sanding block.

    1 - Motor and Gearbox [PKZ3624]
    1 - Propeller 130x70mm [EFL9051]
    1 - 120mAh 1-Cell 3.7V 14C Li-Po [EFLB1201S]
    1 - ParkZone Receiver/ESC/Servo Package [PKZ3351, PKZUA1151, AR6400]
    1 - Pair Du-Bro 1.5 in. dia. micro wheels. [DUB150MW]
    2 - AeroLite PatchPak (Base Color)
    1 - AeroLite PatchPak (Trim Color)

    Finish off the model using scraps of covering left over from your SkyBuggy 300 build!

    Last Updated: 11/26/2010 - Manual updated.

    SAK-SKYBUG100
    55.00 USD
    79.00 USD Your Savings 30%
  • StevensAero - SkyBuggy™ (300), Nostalgic Park Flyer

    Based on an original design by Kris Cartwright.  Stevens AeroModel brings this classic free flight CO2 design to the world of electric RC flight.

    SkyBuggy echos the nostalgic lines of the long since discontinued Andy Clancy Lazy Bee model line and features a refreshing splash of Kris Cartwright's own keen eye for design.  When the above is combined with Stevens AeroModel's modern model engineering, clear and thoughtful instructions, and state of the industry cutting techniques the result is simply fantastic on all levels.

    Features:
    Interlocking Laser Engineered™design frames in two evenings or less
    Comprehensive hardware package includes quality Du-Bro RC hardware.  Innovative shock absorbing landing gear smooths out those rough "arrivals"
    Thick flat-bottom airfoil nets high-lift and stability.  Well mannered, predictable, and positively stable flight envelope.  Capable of Rudder-Elevator-Throttle aerobatics, including: spins, snaps, stall turns, wing-overs, etc..

    Requires:

    Basic modeling tools including #11 razor blades and knife, medium and thin CA adhesives, sanding block.

    1 - GWS 350C-CS 5.33:1 Motor and Gearbox 9x4.7-10x4.7 SF Propeller
    1 - Pair #6 Trexler balloon tire or similar 2" foam wheel
    1 - 8-10A ESC (GWS ESC300A)
    1 - 800-900mAh 7.4V LiPo battery (Thunder Power Pro-Lite V2)
    2 - Micro servo (Hitec HS-55)
    1 - Roll AeroFILM or AeroLITE

    Last Updated: 07/082010 - Updated instruction manual available for download.

    SAK-SKYBUG300
    98.00 USD