Fall 2013 (October) Micro Builder Program Model. This quarter we venture back to 1911 and explore the diminutive Caudron monoplane. Our scale rendition of this 1911 racer is simple enough for the novice to build yet offers loads of scale detail opportunity for more advanced modelers.
We know you will enjoy this little vintage number ripped from the pages of the May 11, 1912 edition of Flight magazine and now offered in kit form ready to patrol your school yard or gymnasium. The 1911 Caudron monoplane designed by René Caudron was first flown in December 1911 and competed in the 1912 Aerial Derby. The design featured simple wood and fabric construction, absurdly small wings, and was fitted with the latest from Anzani, a 45 h.p. prototype 6 cylinder radial. With the Anzani motivating the lightweight airframe, a 1911 Caudron could really move out and was noted to cross the channel "at a speed of not less than ninety-five miles per hour".
Our rendition of this pioneering design retains the slender lines and profile that net the model a delightfully smooth feel. This model is perfectly at home within the confines of the local gymnasium or the field behind your chateau. Ample dihedral, generous washout, and appropriate flying surface volume equal great stability that will allow your mind to wander into the cockpit and back in time as you pilot this splendid craft on those dawn and dusk patrols of the local weed patch.
Characterised by our signature engineering that produces a superb fit and logical assembly, even the novice builder can have a completed airframe ready in one - two evenings. In addition to thoughtful step-by-step photo illustrated instructions, we go out of our way to hand select the finest AAA balsa and hardwoods for your 1911 Caudron kit and provide a logical assortment of scale details and hardware components that allow you to produce an impressive example of this flying classic. We encourage advanced builders add thier own finishing touches and have provided pre-cut scale rigging points and fabricated balsa wheel covers for the optional 1-1/2" spindle wheels [DUB150ML].
Hardware package including push-rods, control horns, gear struts, profile pilot figure, tail skid, and solid hub plastic wheels. Our builder used the optional 1-1/2" Spoked Wheels (DUB150ML), black thread, black and silver craft paint, and pre-cut vinyl trim pack (numbers and cockpit combing) for our finishing touches.
1/2 oz. Thin and Medium CA glues
Sanding Block with 220 grit paper
AeroLITE covering film (Antique - two required to cover entire model in base color as illustrated)
ParkZone PKZ3352 Receiver/ESC/Servo unit ParkZone PKZ3624 Motor 130mm x 70mm
Propeller EFL9051 or PKZ3601
DSM2 Compatible Spektrum, ParkZone, or E-Flite Radio
Ultra Micro Propeller (1) - 130mm x 70mm. This propeller was designed for the E-Flite 4-Site and is same propeller used by the UM P-51 by ParkZone. Also recommended for all micro models by Stevens AeroModel that utilize the PKZ3624 Motor and Gearbox. Package includes one 130mm x 70mm propeller with foam rubber spinner.
(Note: propeller is installed by threading onto the output shaft of the pKZ3624 gearbox.)
This OEM ParkZone PKZ3352/U1152 Ultra Micro Receiver/ESC/Servo "puck" is a factory replacement unit for the ParkZone Vapor, Ember 2, HobbyZone Champ and many other Ultra-Micro model aircraft distributed by Horizon Hobby. The PKZ3352 is compatible with all ParkZone, E-Flite, HobbyZone, and Spektrum DSM2 compatible 2.4ghz transmitters. This product will not fuction with Airtronics, Futaba, Hitec, or other non DSM2 compatible transmitter.
The PKZ3352 weighs 3.3g and features an on-board receiver, electronic speed control (ESC), and servos mapped to Elevator (pitch) and Aileron (roll) transmitter channels. This configuration is Ideal for control of Rudder/Elevator three channel models. Two linear drive servos built atop a receiver/esc "puck" featuring a pre-soldered battery connector and motor plug.
These are a major upgrade for Eflite, ParkZone Ultra Micro and Kyosho Minium series micro RC models, and fit either without modification. With Hyperion's G3 technology inside, they deliver more mA per gram than the stock batteries, while sustaining higher voltage under high loads, for greatly improved power performance. Of course, like all Hyperion G3 Lipo they last for hundreds of cycles, with consistant performance, when properly charged and stored.
The fact that they can be safely charged at up to 5C rates - for charge times as low as 10 to 12 minutes - is just icing on a very tasty cake.
ZAP CA Is the thinnest CA in the ZAP product line. The penetrating or wicking ability of this glue makes it a favorite of modelers around the world. Balsa wood is bonded almost instantaneously, with the glue sometimes traveling several inches into the parts.
SUPERIOR PENETRATING FORMULA
SUPER THIN - WATER LIKE CONSISTENCY
BONDS AND CURES IN 1 TO 5 SECONDS
WORKS ON MOST MATERIALS
ZAP-A-GAP CA+ Is the best selling instant glue in the world. The ability to bond virtually anything to anything with consistency unequaled by any other brand makes it the favorite adhesive across many varied disciplines. Widely used throughout the hobby industry, it is the absolute best and most consistent performing glue for model building and crafting. Wood, plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, fabric, rubber, fiberglass, carbon fiber, or any combination of, ZAP-A-GAP CA+ can help solve many tough bonding problems.
SUPERIOR GAP FILLING FORMULA
MEDIUM VISCOSITY ALLOWS APPROXIMATELY 7 TO 10 SECONDS FOR PART POSITIONING
AVERAGE OF 20 SECONDS FOR CURING
WORKS ON OILY SURFACES
USE ZIP KICKER TO ACCELERATE CURE TIME
Flexi-Tips by ZAP brand CA glues fine tip is suitable for thin and medium weight CA and allows for Smaller Drops, Precision Application, Extension into hard-to-reach areas, Maximum use of bottle. Universal! fits most brand's CA bottles.
This a great little item. Sanding block is made from very high density foam and features fine 240 and extrafine 120 grit papers. This block won't deform and cause waves in your project like those cheap hardware store sanding sponges.
CNC cut decals are precision cut from premium 2 mil black vinyl and masked with low tack transfer tape. Ideal for our 1911 Caudron Racer model airplane kit. Made in Colorado, USA! Includes: cockpit combing decal, wheel cover inflation hole decals, racing numbers for wing and fuselage
AeroLITE (SOLITE) Antique White, 11 in. x 27.5 in. (275mm x 700mm). Folded package.
Ultra light iron-on self-adhesive film (polypropylene) for electric indoor and micro model aircraft. Now offered in convenient PatchPak size; just the right amount for repair jobs, trim, or covering our micro and ultra-micro model aircraft kits. Transparent colors weigh only 20 grammes per square meter (0.60 ounces per square yard). 'Solid' colors are only slightly heavier. Weights include color and adhesive.
Film is folded into packages not rolled. Minor creases from packaging will readily iron out as film is applied to model.
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