Cadet (oz1331)

 

Cadet (oz1331) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1950 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Cadet. Free flight towline glider from KK.

Quote: "A simple model for the beginner, the Cadet has the good looks for which all Keil Kraft designs are noted. The performance would satisfy even the most advanced modeller. Contents are up to that high standard which has made Keilkraft kits world famous. Designed by Bill Dean. Sensational value at 4/- Complete kit. "

Update 28/05/2013: Added scanned printwood thanks to vintage1.

Note photo of completed Cadet model [see more pics 004] is from Aeromodeller April 1955, in the 'Especially for the Beginner' article, by Rev F Callon.

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Printwood formers.

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Cadet (oz1331) by Bill Dean from Keil Kraft 1950 - model pic

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User comments

Ah the Cadet, my first ever model built at the suggestion of a library book, probably not the best 'very first' model choice and with my first attempt at tissue covering looking like a sweetie wrapper it flew surprisingly well. After a couple of more practical gliders I recovered it to a much better standard. This model caught a thermal straight off the tow line one day and was never seen again.
RichardMcdonald - 13/06/2013
It's so good be prepared to lose it! My father built me one of these over 60 years ago. On our very 1st outing it flew off into the blue yonder and was never seen again. I hope whoever found it enjoyed it as much as we did (while it lasted).
StevenL - 22/12/2017
I built one as a 14 year old in 1967 flew well but some Cranwell cadets towed it too fast and the wings folded. I was upset would like to build one now pure nostalgia.
Nigel Perry - 01/04/2020
Dear OZ team, please find attached a picture of my Cadet [main pic]. It was a pleasure building it. Many thanks for maintaining your great site and providing such kind of plans.
Best regards,
Nils - 16/07/2020
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