kit FF01 The Ritz (LASER CUT)
Free Flight Rubber Powered Kits

The Ritz (LASER CUT)


Designed to teach model builders how to build and fly, the Ritz will give long consistent outdoor flights. This plane has a balsa stick fuselage and built-up wing construction. Designed for rise off ground flights (ROG). Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.

This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, LASER CUT balsa parts, hand picked balsa stripwood, rubber motor, 10" E-B propeller, prop hanger and shaft, wheels, landing gear wire, Ritz TissueCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in a variety of bright colors. You will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.

The Ritz (LASER CUT)

Wingspan: 30"
Class: Sport flying model
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
kit #FF01, price: $17.95
TissueCal markings for kit FF01 Ritz
Extra Ritz TissueCal™ markings.
item #B293, price: $3.46
Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items. More details on our tools page.

Price: $78.15
Advanced Tool Set

Advanced Tool Set

Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items. More details on our tools page.

Price: $43.08
Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 25% off individually priced items.

Price: $29.06
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FF-01 Ritz "These are the East Coast Pictures. My Mom ...Asta...my brother...Erik..my sister ...Marje and brother-in law Jason. Our squadron sports a Fantasy Fighter, Italian colors , Estonian Flag and Independence date,  a Red Baron, and Butterfly decorations. The pilot names in order are Aeronator, Her Highness, Mothership, Superfly, and Flutterwings." - Heikki Riivald
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"I built the Ritz mostly according to plan, but with the addition of a couple of braces in the wing, and I used light weight plastic RC style wheels to help with ROG take offs. I found that the use of epoxy was essential where the music wire meets the wing, and also where the tail boom meets the fuse. These need to be very strong bonds! It is possible to build this model to be very light weight, and there is a certain appeal to an 'only the essentials' flying model. You get alot of fun, easy flying for the amount of time it takes to build." - Kevin Laitala

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"Since this model was from the 1940's, I took the liberty of making it look like a Wakefield model." - Heikki
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"Hello, here is my Ritz, I found the kit to be very straightforward and liked the instructions too. It flies nice when the CG is set right, and in most cases will fly no less than a minute!" - Jenny Heard

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"Our Ritz and Jimmie Allen Special both fly well in the southern hemisphere too - Many hours of fun had and being had by both myself and the kids! - Toby Wetherill

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"I built the Ritz and installed an ar6400 receiver with an e flight p-51 motor gear drive and prop, used some 2 mm carbon fiber to stiffen the fuselage, left it a twin fin, made a bellcrank under the stab with wires leading to the rudders, also shortened the nose 2 1/2 inches. Great flying little plane! Very responsive and the p-51 gear is plenty of motor, has a great climb out rate and is a ball to fly! Thank you again for continuing to make great kits for us modelers who prefer to do it the hard way." - Jerry Carmer


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06/22/17 01:29 AM (EDT)