Kit FF-99LC Bleriot X1 is a 1/20 scale rubber powered flying model
of the French pioneer aircraft. This kit is eligible for Flying
Aces Club S.L.O.W. contests and SCALE competitions. Weight of prototype,
15.6 grams without rubber motor; add 1.5 grams for 1/8" x 19" rubber
On July 25, 1909 French aviator, builder, and aircraft designer Louis Bleriot successfully
crossed the English Channel from Calais to Dover in 36.5 minutes
in his Bleriot XI using an Anzani engine designed by the
Italian engineer Alessandro Anzani.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a
full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions,
LASER CUT balsa parts, balsa strip wood,
FAI rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
vacuum-molded Anzani engine, wire, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in linen. You
will need a building board, hobby
knife, fine sandpaper, glue,
pliers for cutting and bending light wire, and thread.
Note: Spoked wheels were made by the builder and are not included
in the kit.
Detail of vacuum-molded Anzani engine which is included with kit.
Gas tank and additional detailing added by the builder.
"I made several changes to your free flight design, as I hope to adapt it to the ParkZone 3 channel RC gear. I added 4 inches to the wingspan (2" each side), and enlarged the tail surfaces a bit. To make things easy, I used a normal elevator and rudder. Was my first ever time with tissue and the glue stick, so results a bit ragged... RC gear added today, will have plenty of power. I'll add the rigging, and reinforce the fuselage joints." - Gordon 'Tim' McKay