Kadet (oz5276)


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Kamco Kadet. Radio control trainer model for .19 to .30 engines.

Quote: "Your Kamco Kadet has been designed and carefully flight tested to provide a good basic trainer and general sports model, using 3 channel radio, suitable for flying in a wide range of wind conditions. It has sufficient inherent stability to enable a recovery from an inadvertent upset to be easily achieved together with sufficient control effectiveness to maintain a safe and smooth flight pattern even in gusty conditions. The Kadet is large enough to easily accommodate all suitable commercially available radio gear and carry the extra weight of decorative painted finishes whilst still retaining its excellent low speed handling characteristics.

The large side area gives clear visibilty so that the problem of pilot disorientation during flight is minimised whilst careful design ensures that an accurate and robust model can be rapidly built. Even a complete novice should have no difficulty with the construction, whilst the more experienced Radio Control Flyer will find it a satisfying model both from the point of view of building and flying.

Whatever your model building and Radio Control flying experience, we hope that you will read this booklet in its entirety so as to minimise the risksthat are always present when any aeroplane lifts off from Mother Earth.

General Information. First study the drawings carefully. There are two major factors which are in the hands of the modeller, firstly the engine power. We recommend a 0.25 engine as the ideal, but the model is quite happy with engines in the power range 0.19 - 0.30 cu in. The engine mount supplied will accept most motors up to and including the 0.25 size. If necessary the inner sides of the mount beams will have to be trimmed back to accept motors with a wide crankcase. If a larger size motor is used, you will have to obtain a larger mount from your dealer. See if he will exchange it for you.

The second factor is the question of tailplane mounting. It is much more satisfactory to have the tailplane glued to the rear of the fuselage, but we recognise that there are circumstances when this is not practical. Our advice therefore, is that if you are flying from a rough field and using an engine up to and including a 0.25, you should mount the tailplane with dowels and elastic bands as shown. For flying from a runway or if using a motor bigger than a 0.25, we recommend that the tailplane be glued to the fuselage... "

Update 23/11/2015: Added supplementary sheet showing Intermediate Aileron Wing drawing thanks to GlennWallwork, quote: "Hi Steve, Think the site is great and have used lots of times. My time to contribute. Found Kamco Kadet intermediate wing plan at friends 'Hanger' so borrowed and had it scanned. It will enhance the Kamco Kadet trainer plan. Keep up the excellent work."

Update 20/04/2018: Added kit review from Radio Modeller, February 1974, thanks to RFJ.

Update 19/07/2018: Added build manual, thanks to Jeff Green.

Update 01/10/2018: Added kit review from RCM&E, August 1983, thanks to RFJ.

Update 19/5/2022: Added electric conversion article from R/C Model World, November 2003, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary file notes

Aileron wing plan.
Electric conversion article.


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User comments

Hi Steve, I Just came across the Kamco Kadet plan on your site and thought I would pass on my thoughts, my father build one of these when the kits first came out back around the mid 70s, that was powered with a enya 35 and controlled by OS Cougar radio, the kit came as a 3 channel model R/E/T but you could buy a kit to build a aileron wing this became my aileron trainer and also became my favourite model to fly, coming up to present day I rebuilt one around 10 years ago and all the old fun and enjoyment came flooding back.
WayneHaycock - 05/06/2014
These are the files I have on the Kamco Kadet [more pics 003-006 & build manual]. Please note, I created the first image for my r/c file collection. The other attached photos were pulled off the Internet from different sources and have been edited to remove the wear & tear on the old paperwork & photos. I have tried to keep everything as close to the original kit materials or ads as possible.
JeffGreen_LasVegas - 19/07/2018
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