kit PD03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
Laser Cut Aircraft Kits

Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)




The Kharkov R-10 is a laser cut kit designed by Tom Nallen. His model won the Flying Aces Club WWII Mass Launch at the 2000 Nationals. This is a super light 1:22 scale kit designed to go together quickly and fly great. Pictured below in both the standard green and the winter white schemes. The prototype has a wing area of approximately 80 square inches. Weight including rubber motor, clay ballast, and 8" plastic propeller is 44.4 grams.

The Kharkov R-10 was a low wing Russian light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed by the Kharkov Aviation Institute (KhAI). The KhAI developed a whole family of high speed aircraft from transports to bombers designed and assembled by teachers and students under the direction of Iosif Grigorievich Neman. Various modifications of the original KhAI-1 aircraft were made from 1932 through 1938 at which time Neman was imprisoned and the project came to and end. The KhAI-5 was a prototype of the fast photo reconnaissance aircraft. It featured numerous innovations developed for KhAI-1 aircraft, including retractable gear, wing and control surfaces with stressed skin, internal bomb/camera bay, a new type of gunner's turret, and remotely controlled camera capable of making shots at 80 degrees relative to flight direction. The Kharkov R-10 was the production version of KhAI-5.

This free flight rubber powered kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, laser cut balsa parts and hand-picked balsa strip wood, FAI rubber, TissueCal™ markings, vacuum-molded canopy and turret, 8" E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy Built Lite tissue. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.

Kharkov R-10 (LASER CUT)

22" wingspan
Class: 1/22 Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Experienced
kit #PD03 price: $32.95
PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
PD03 Kharkov vacuum molded parts
Extra vacuum-molded canopy and turret.
item #B80 price: $4.05
TissueCal Markings for kit PD03
Extra TissueCal™ markings.
item #B79 price: $4.50
Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B329 Price: $78.15
Building Set

Building Set

Excludes the book on rubber power and the Uhu stick. Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B332 Price: $64.95
Advanced Tool Set

Advanced Tool Set

Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.

item B330 Price: $43.08
Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 25% off individually priced items.

item B331 Price: $29.06
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kit PD-03 Kharkov R-10 (Laser Cut)
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"Here are the photos of the Kharkov in finished form. It did weigh out at 42 grams with rubber. I used Esaki tissue misted with white primer (on the side towards the frame) and used black chalk to simulate wear. A small brush and Q-tip helped streak it across the wings. It's not hard to do, but I recommend some practice on scrap pieces because once it is applied, it can't be removed or changed!" - FS Gilbert

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"The stab on this one has been hinged. Haven't flown this yet, but I did give it my "bedroom test".....that is I gently launch it just to see if it'll fly straight without a tendency of a severe stall or dive. This one came out perfect.....a nice straight float. Under power? Who knows? Time will tell. Thanks for a great model." - Jeff Horowitz

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"I used only two magnets, one on the wing's trailing edge, the other on the fuselage and one pin in the leading edge. It is perfect. I believe it is 75 grams, with 6.28 dm² of wing area at 11.9 grams/dm². The motor is a small brushless electric motor of only 5 grams from hobbyking.com. The power is 4 amps under 8 volt. That means 160 grams of thrust theoretically, much too much for the plane. They now have a smaller one of 2 grams." - Angelo Favaro

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"Here are photos of my R-10 just completed. Pretty light model. I ended up just painting the strips on the canopy and turret. Very nice kit thanks!" John Majane

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"Weight is 37 grams without rubber, and finish is airbrushed enamels." - Mike Stewart

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"I added copper wire to the stab for some up in the tail. I hope you like it." - Bob Overcash

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09/03/17 02:08 AM (EDT)