kit PD20 Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut)
Laser Cut Aircraft Kits

Welkin (Laser Cut)



The Welkin Mk. 1 was a 1944 high-altitude fighter. It had a length of 41.5 ft, wingspan 70 ft, and was powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Merlin 76/77 liquid-cooled 1,233HP piston engines. Range 1480 miles, max speed 385 mph, with a service ceiling of 45,000 ft. This altitude required both a pressurized cockpit and oxygen mask for the single-pilot-crew.

This kit is a laser cut pseudo-dime scale twin-engine rubber powered model.

This Free Flight Rubber Powered kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand-picked balsa strip wood, FAI rubber motors, E-B propellers, EBM thrust bearings, vacuum-molded canopy, MT. FUJI light sky blue and grey tissue, and TissueCal™ markings. You will need a hobby knife, fine sandpaper, building board set and glue.

Here's what you get in the kit.
Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut)

Oliver Sand's Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (LASER CUT)

16" wingspan
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
kit #PD20 price: $35.95
separation line
Extra TissueCal™ markings
markings printed on tissue for kit PD20 Welkin

Precut on our laser from Easy Built Lite black tissue.

item #B357 price: $4.95
Extra Canopy
vacuum-molded canopy for kit PD20 Welkin

Extra vacuum-molded canopy for the Welkin.

item #B358 price: $3.95
Oliver Sand holding his Welkin

Oliver Sand took time from his engineering studies to design and build this Westland Welkin Mk. 1 pseudo Dime Scale gem. Oliver shared his design with Dave Niedzielski who drew it up in CAD and then created this new laser cut kit.

Oliver Sand about to launch his Welkin

With a weight of 8.5 grams with handmade contra-rotating balsa propellers, Oliver Sand is about to launch his Welkin at Baron Field in Wawayanda, NY.

successful launch of the Welkin built by Oliver Sand

Oliver's Welkin takes flight. Beautiful!

born to fly, the Welkin built by Oliver Sand

Oliver's notes: "built pretty light, definitely preshrunk tissue, props are carved about 1.3 P/D if I remember right. About a 10-11” loop of 1/16” rubber per nacelle seems like the limit, 3/32” rubber was way too much power. [Kit comes with 1/16" rubber.] Does a solid 40 seconds without lift, nice indoor pattern too, and with lift will really get up there! Nice glide with those wood props and I’ve been scared of losing it in a thermal a few times."

Watch Oliver's original scratch build and flight.


Building Set for Rubber Power

Building Set for Rubber Power

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
Building Set

Building Set

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
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 30% off individually priced items!

item B330 Price: $45.99
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 23% off individually priced items!

item B331 Price: $34.95
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Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut) Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut)

Oliver's plane.


kit PD20 Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut) Westland Welkin Mk. 1 (Laser Cut)

Pete Kaiteris saw some beautiful flights from his Welkin. Pete's notes: "Here are two Whelkin flights at Wawayanda. I timed 34 sec and 40 sec."


 

01/14/22 02:01 PM (EST)