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Model Aircraft Kits in current production

This section is devoted to kits which are currently in production, and which can be purchased from model supply stores or the manfacturer.

For each kit, we give full details of current sources.

  What you'll find here:
Zephyr
 

Zephyr from Pel-Aero

- Peter Lloyd
Zephyr is available in the UK from Mike Woodhouse's Free Flight Supplies price: 9.00 + 1.52 post
Elsewhere from:
  P. Lloyd
  7 Pellet Street
  Greensborough 3088
  Australia
  price: $AU 18.00 +
  $AU 7.00 post to US/Canada, $AU 5.00 post to NZ


Zephyr is an all balsa twin boom model, with 18" (45 cm) span and 15.75" (40cm) length. It has been specifically designed for the Jet-X 50 motor, though it is also suited to Rapier L2 power or catapult launch.

In a highly favourable review in Aviation Modeller International, August 2002, Chris Strachan hails it as "a superb kit and an excellent introduction to Rapier flying", urging his readers to "buy one and build one today!". Recounting a flight with dual Rapier power, he writes:

"The left motor was lit about one second before the right to hold the turn open and off she went. A beautiful left climb to about 100 feet with a super smoke trail from the two motors. At the end, the right motor runs for an extra second and turns the model into the glide. Magic!"

Read Chris Strachan's complete illustrated review from Aviation Modeller International, reprinted with permission.

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Acknowledgements

Information source:
- Zephyr: photos, text and copy of Aviation Modeller International review contributed by Peter Lloyd


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