The Bleriot X1 kit is a 1:20 scale rubber powered flying model of the French pioneer aircraft. This kit is eligible for Flying Aces Club S.L.O.W. contests and SCALE competitions. Weight of prototype, 15.6 grams without rubber motor; add 1.5 grams for 1/8" x 19" rubber motor.
On July 25, 1909 French aviator, builder, and aircraft designer Louis Bleriot successfully crossed the English Channel from Calais to Dover in 36.5 minutes in his Bleriot XI using an Anzani engine designed by the Italian engineer Alessandro Anzani.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, LASER CUT balsa parts, hand-picked balsa strip wood, FAI rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, vacuum-molded Anzani engine, wire, and Easy Built Lite tissue in linen. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, glue, pliers for cutting and bending light wire, and thread.
Made from crystal clear very lightweight PETG plastic, to give you more options for color and details on the engine.item #E10 price: $4.00
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
Note: Spoked wheels were made by the builder and are not included in the kit.
Detail of vacuum-molded Anzani engine included with kit.
Gas tank and additional detailing added by the builder.
"I made several changes to your free flight design, as I hope to adapt it to the ParkZone 3 channel RC gear. I added 4 inches to the wingspan (2" each side), and enlarged the tail surfaces a bit. To make things easy, I used a normal elevator and rudder. Was my first ever time with tissue and the glue stick, so results a bit ragged... RC gear added today, will have plenty of power. I'll add the rigging, and reinforce the fuselage joints." - Gordon 'Tim' McKay