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The Lysander was a British army cooperation and liaison aircraft of World War II. It achieved fame through its ability to operate from short stretches of unprepared airstrip and its clandestine missions to plant or retrieve agents behind enemy lines.
This kit is a 1:16 scale flying model. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, printed balsa and hand-picked balsa strip wood, rubber motor, 12" E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, wire, Easy Built Lite tissue in brown, desert tan and evergreen, and TissueCal™ markings. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Markings for Lysander are printed on white Easy Built Lite tissue.item B49 Price: $6.95/set
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! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.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! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.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
"These are the colors used by the 138 Squadron which operated under the control of the Special Operations Executive of the British government. This unit operated at night to move downed airmen and agents out of occupied Europe." - Bob Martin
Electric r/c conversion built by Yukinori Kurata of Japan.
Electric conversion built by Kazuo Akimoto from Japan. Technical Specs: weight: 290g, radio: CORONA 6- channel, motor: enRoute 28-1300, propeller: GWS 70X35X3, battery: Lipo 7.4V 850mAh.
"I've enclosed 4 pictures of my 36" Easy Built Lysander, built over the last 10 years (would you believe). I've made a few modifications en route to enable transportation and crash resistance. Namely: removable wings on 1/32" wire dowels, removable struts (1/32" wire and 1/16" tubes), removable U/C (on 20 swg wire), moulded front canopy, strengthening of tailplane and fin/rudder, and moving the rear motor peg forward. The final result is finished in prototype colours and weighs just 120 gm ready to fly, which makes it very slow and very realistic in flight - she always gets an audience! I still need to make a tailwheel, covers for the wheels and some gills for the motor, but that should happen in the longterm.....maybe ;-) The model is rubber powered. Initial test flights were on 1 loop of 1/4" FAI SuperSport but she's currently on 3 loops of 1/8" SuperSport. The prop is a Peck 9.5". Flight time is around 30 seconds, but she's not fully trimmed yet and I'm expecting over a minute when she's fully up to speed." - Andy Sephton British Aeromodeller, Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
"My 36" Lysander built for display. Challenging kit but enjoyed building it." - Ronald Lind