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The Baby Flea is a high-wing, flying model. Instructions are included for optional CO2 installation. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, hand-picked printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, wire, and Easy Built Lite tissue in a variety of bright colors. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B332 Price: $66.95
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 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
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 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
Baby FLea built by Rick Pendzick featuring a dummy engine.
Hi Dave,The plan came from an old friend and flying buddy, Paul Penna. He had bought a kit in Toronto, Ontario in the 1960's back when EBM was still in Canada. Anyway, he kept the old plan using it to build another version for Telco CO2 power with micro-RC. On seeing this fly so well, I now have built one as well.
Seeing that the angles were 0-0-0 (prop-wing-tail), I extended the top, straight longeron over the cabin area to give approximately +2 degrees. I sanded the front of the fuselage to provide a couple of degrees of downthrust. The front formers are 1/32" covered with a soft balsa block at the nose to seat a Williams Bros engine cylinder. The rear peg was brought forward one space, using a more standard aluminium tube. The only issue I face is a warped tail which I might have to re-cover with some reinforcements. Glides like a charm! All the best, Adrian