- Peter Lloyd
Zephyr is available in the UK from Mike Woodhouse's
Free Flight Supplies
price: £9.00 + £1.52 post
7 Pellet Street
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.