This is the original 1939 Model Craft Hornet designed by Ray Smith. It has a 48" wingspan and is designed as a Class A or B gas powered aircraft using a .049 to .15 engine. It has a wing area of 306 square inches. Our reissue contains an added insert for the port wing. The prototype engine was the very light Atwood Phantom. It weighed 3.5 oz. and produced 1/7 hp. at 6500 rpm. The Hornet is a first-class sport model and a potent contest airplane. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight gas powered model kit contains a full size rolled plan, instructions, hand picked printed balsa, balsa sheet wood and balsa strip wood, laser cut aircraft grade plywood, hardwood, music wire, and clear sheet plastic. You will need covering material, an engine, fuel tank, fuel, propeller, wheels, building board, cutting tools, wire cutters, pliers, 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
"... the model flies so well I have 4 of them. One at the original size and three at 137%." - Bill Allemang
"Thought you might enjoy a picture of one of your Hornet kits that has been flying free flight for 12 years. It's powered by an Elfin 2.49cc diesel and has enjoyed contest success here in Texas, Pensacola and the Nationals. It must have a 100 flights on it. Been a great little flier. Covered with silkspan and Japanese tissue trim." - Mark Troutman
"It was challenging, yet actually fairly easy to build, as odd as that sounds. She flew right out of our hands too, no trim needed except in glide, and just one click up. Here's a few pics of my Easy Built Hornet under construction and completed. I've built her for SAM LER competition, power is provided by an Deezil replica diesel. I maidened her today, she flies nicely, can't wait for some good thermals!! All up weight came in at a touch over 23 ounces. Thank you for a very nice kit." - Cash Hargett