The Stinson Reliant kit is a 1:42 scale, flying model. Its pre-1942 design, eligible for Flying Aces Club Dime Scale and Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
The Stinson Aircraft Corporation introduced the Reliant in 1933. It was a 4 or 5 seat monoplane used primarily for civilian purposes until the start of WWII at which time several dozen were impressed into service by the US Coast Guard and Navy.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand-picked balsa stripwood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and Easy Built Lite tissue in a variety of appropriate 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
"Hello! I have attached some pictures of my version of your FF-35 Stinson Reliant kit. This was the first Easy Built Model I have built and it was a blast! I constructed it pretty close to the plans, but with the edition of some braces to the landing gear. I also used a bit of a different method for the wheel skirts, I used 4 layers of flat stock balsa; a layer of 1/8" balsa and 3 layers of 1/32". For covering I used the chalked tissue method outlined on the 'model tips' page of your site. I used white glue to attach the tissue to the airframe, and then Krylon acrylic satin clear finish to seal it once totally covered. Over all it was a great modeling experience. It was pretty easy going, which is a nice change from some of my last more meticulous builds! It's a great little flier too. I've had the best results with a single 12" loop of the supplied rubber. It tends to have problems overcoming the torque from heavier motors, or more loops, since it's such a little thing. Easily trimmed, it will make nice big slow circles lasting half a minute or longer! I hope you enjoy the pictures. I can't wait to build more Easy Built Models!" - Kevin Laitala Okemos, Michigan