Kirby Cadet (oz5682)
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Kirby Cadet. Free flight glider model.
Quote: "The Kirby Cadet is a product of Slingsby Sailplanes Limited, of Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, England. It is used as a training machine by the Royal Air Force.
Of wood and fabric construction, the total weight of the glider is only 297 pounds empty.
A 1/144 th scale 3-view drawing may be obtained from the Hobby House Plans Service, 12112 Ballantine Drive, Rossmoor, Loas Alamitos, California.
See also: Aeromodeller May 1952, Air Trails July 1944.
The original model weighs slightly less than 1-1/2 oz, and is towed with sewing thread. A 75 ft length is specified in the current set of NAA Flightmasters rules."
Hi Steve - Here is W.C. Hannan's Kirby Cadet from a much cleaned, full size, plan scan.
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User commentsPics of my completed Kirby Cadet model [main pic, 003, 004].
Andy Coutts - 26/01/2021
Simply lovely! Not at all hard to imagine it in full flight.
Jan Novick - 26/01/2021
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