kit PD18 Dayton-Wright Racer RB-1 (Laser Cut)
Laser Cut Aircraft Kits

Dayton-Wright Racer RB-1 (Laser Cut)



1920 James Gordon Bennett Cup Race entrant. The pilot was Howard Rinehart. Due to mechanical failures the plane completed only one lap before exiting the race. Reference: "The Air Racer" by Charles A. Mendelhall is a good source for additional details.

2021 Flying Aces Club Muncie Outdoor Champs One Design entrant based on Jetco/Henry Struck design.

This free flight rubber powered kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand-picked balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded wheels and control covers, FAI rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, LaserCal™ laser cut markings, and MT. FUJI grey Japanese tissue. To build this model you will need a building board set, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.

Dayton-Wright RB-1 (Laser Cut)

16.5" wingspan
Class: Scale flyer 1:16
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
kit #PD18 price: $33.95

LIGHT VERSION KIT

The balsa wood selection in the light version averages 2-4 pounds lighter than the standard kit. This requires a delicate touch to build and fly. Everything else is identical to the standard kit.

kit #PD18-LT price: $38.95

"First flights report. Winds calmed down for lunch so I put my other planes aside so I could start trimming the RB1. Now mine is 20% heavier than the standard kit. Very stable. 6th flight hit 35 seconds. Some notes for anyone building. I’m thinking of moving the rear peg up one bay. I’m flying with a single loop of 1/8” 2x hook to peg and it is reasonably slow left climbing circle. So far I added about 10 grams of clay in the nose, ughhh!. Cut a little out to bring the nose up being she’s flying slow. The kit has built in 2 degrees down thrust. I added another 1/16” shim of down to that. Settled her down a bit. Nice glides and cruise for sure after the power drops off. It was initially flying faster than seemed right so I bent open the 6” EB prop blades to get a bigger bite and slow it down which it really liked. I’m thinking it could use a thicker cross section of rubber and a longer motor to extend the run time. I’d like to add a cut down 8” EB prop to get a stronger bite. Everything built to plan except I covered the top of the nose with water color paper so I could cut in louvers. This plane is incredibly stable is my current assessment. Most friendly to trim plane I’ve had in a long time. Wing is 0 degree incidence as on the plan with a 1/32” shim under the TE of the stab." Back to the flying, DN

Extra LaserCal™ markings
kit PD18 Dayton-Wright Racer RB-1 (Laser Cut)

Includes race markings precut on our laser from black Esaki tissue.

item #B346 price: $4.95
Extra vacuum-molded parts.
kit PD18 Dayton-Wright Racer RB-1 (Laser Cut)

Includes wheels and control covers.

item #B347 price: $5.95
Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B329 Price: $78.15
Building Set

Building Set

Excludes the book on rubber power and the Uhu stick. Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.

item B332 Price: $64.95
Advanced Tool Set

Advanced Tool Set

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 15% off individually priced items.

item B330 Price: $43.08
Flight Pack for Rubber Power

Flight Pack for Rubber Power

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 25% off individually priced items.

item B331 Price: $29.95
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09/23/19 04:35 PM (EDT)