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Kit PD03 Kharkov
R-10 is a laser cut kit of Tom Nallen's winning plane at the Flying
Aces Club WWII Mass Launch 2000 National. This is a super light scale
kit designed to go together quick and fly great. The plane is that
of a low wing Russian Light Bomber with a rear gunner turret pictured
in both the standard green and winter white schemes. 1/22 Scale.
Prototype has a wing area of approximate 80 square inches. Weight
including rubber motor, balance clay, 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.
M-25 730hp (later M-25E, M-88, M-62 and M-63 were used on production
aircraft). 1936. The Kharkov R-10 was the production recon/light bomber
version of KhAI-5.
This kit is one of a class of kits we call Pro Design. These kits
are for the serious competitor who wants to build a winning plane
without the hassle of working from scratch.
This free flight rubber powered model airplane kit includes
a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions,
contest weight laser cut balsa parts and balsa strip wood,
FAI rubber, TissueCal markings, vacuum-formed
canopy and turret, propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy
Built Lite tissue.
You will need a hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, building board, and glue.
Kharkov R-10 (LASER CUT)
Class: 1/22 Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Experienced
Extra vacuum-molded canopy and turret. Price: $4.05
Extra TissueCal markings. Price: $4.50
photo of your model!
"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
"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
"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 11.9gr/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
"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
Weight is 37 grams without rubber, and finish is airbrushed enamels.
"I added copper wire to the stab for some up in the tail.
I hope you like it." - Bob Overcash
These planes were built for display.
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.