StevensAero - 1911 Caudron Racer Laser Cut, Micro RC Kit

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Catalog Number
SAK-CAUD1911UM1
Shipping Weight
0.40 lbs
Product Origin
Made in Colorado, U.S.A
Wing Span (in.)
18.25
Wing Area (sq. in.)
56
Length (in.)
13.5
Flying Weight (oz.)
1.4
Loading (oz. / sq. ft.)
5.8
Wing Cube Loading
3.6
Control Layout
RET
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39.00 USD
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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.

Background:

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".  

Kit Features:

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].

Kit Includes:

  • Precision laser cut parts
  • Full size plan set
  • Photo illustrated step-by-step assembly instructions
  • 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.

Kit Requires:

  • 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 

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Customer feedback

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2 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Bob Lippman
Jan 30, 2014
Beautiful little kit and a smart looking classic airplane. I wanted to also note the excellent customer service from this company. Will definitely do business with them again!
Pete Foss
Dec 18, 2013
Really enjoy flying the 1911 Caudron. Nice and smooth.

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