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Rubber Powered Airplane Kits / FF-78
Kit FF-78 is a 1/16 scale, flying model that uses the Box
and Former method of construction.
The Lysander was a British army cooperation and liaison aircraft
of WWII. It achieved fame through its ability to operate from short
stretches of unprepared airstrip and its clandestine missions to
plant or retrieve agents behind enemy lines.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted
printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor,
12" E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield,
wheels, wire, Easy Built Lite tissue in brown, desert tan and evergreen,
and TissueCal™ markings. You will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-78 Westland Lysander
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Easy
Extra TissueCal™ markings
for this kit.
a photo of your model!
"These are the colors used by the 138 Squadron which operated under the
control of the Special Operations Executive of the British government. This unit operated at night to move downed airmen and agents out of occupied Europe." - Bob Martin
Electric r/c conversion built by Yukinori Kurata of Japan.
Electric conversion built by Kazuo Akimoto from Japan. Technical Specs: weight:
290g, radio: CORONA 6- channel, motor: enRoute 28-1300, propeller: GWS 70X35X3, battery: Lipo 7.4V 850mAh.
"I've enclosed 4 pictures of my 36" Easy Built Lysander, built over the last 10 years (would you believe). I've made a few modifications en route to enable transportation and crash resistance. Namely: removable wings (on 1/32" wire dowels), removable struts (1/32" wire and 1/16" tubes), removable U/C (on 20 swg wire), moulded front canopy, strengthening of tailplane and fin/rudder, and moving the rear motor peg forward. The final result is finished in prototype colours and weighs just 120 gm ready to fly, which makes it very slow and very realistic in flight - she always gets an audience! I still need to make a tailwheel, covers for the wheels and some gills for the motor, but that should happen in the longterm........maybe ;-) The model is rubber powered. Initial test flights were on 1 loop of 1/4" tan Super Sport but she's currently on 3 loops of 1/8" tan supersport. The prop is a Peck Polymers 9.5". Flight time is around 30 secs, but she's not fully trimmed yet and I'm expecting over a minute when she's fully up to speed." - Andy Sephton British Aeromodeller, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
"My 36” Lysander built for display. Challenging kit but enjoyed building it." - Ronald Lind
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