£29.99

Hawker Hurricane - Flying Scale Model Aircraft Kit

£29.99
Regular price £29.99

Hawker Hurricane - The Unsung Hero

The Hawker Hurricane was designed by Sydney Camm of the Hawker Aircraft Company to comply with specifications issued by the British government as it reacted to the re-armament of the German Luftwaffe prior to World War 2. The other aircraft designed to meet these specifications was the more famous, and arguably more glamorous, Supermarine Spitfire.

Both aircraft used the now legendary Rolls Royce Merlin engine, but had little else in common. Unlike the complicated Spitfire, the much larger Hurricane used basic and established production techniques that made them simple and relatively cheap to manufacture, as well as making them easier to repair by ground crew in the field.

Although the faster more elegant Spitfire took more of the plaudits, the Hurricane was the workhorse and in truth it downed more enemy aircraft in total than the Spitfire. In the fight against Luftwaffe bombing raids on Britain the two planes were an effective combination with the Spitfires attacking the fighter escort and the Hurricanes attacking the bombers themselves.

Over 14,500 Hurricanes had been manufactured at the Hawker Aircraft Company and in shadow factories in the UK and Canada by the time production ceased in 1944.

The Kit

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Hawker Hurricane.

The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a red Hurricane that served in the 527 Calibration Squadron, which flew from Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire in 1943.

This is a simple but striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.

Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.

Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must
follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".

This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.

Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor.

These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the
spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.

Box Contains:

  • Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
  • PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
  • One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
  • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
  • Three low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the
  • undercarriage wheels.
  • One vacuum formed canopy and spinner.
  • Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
  • One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick).
  • Rubber motor strip.
  • Tissue to cover the model.
  • Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.

          Dispatch & Deliveries
           
          We aim to dispatch all orders the same or next day.  There might be the odd occasion when we take longer than this, but we will e-mail you to let you know if this is going to happen, and the reason why.

          For standard UK deliveries we use Royal Mail's 48 hour delivery service. We also offer the option to upgrade to First Class Delivery or Special Next Day Delivery (weekday deliveries only). Larger and multiple items are sent by courier.  Alternatively, if you wish to collect yourself, or have other collection means in operation, then we can accommodate this.  
           
          For deliveries outside the UK we use Royal Mail's International Service for smaller items, which again has proved reliable and speedy (this service incurs a 2kg weight limit). When an order is over 2kg we send via Fedex who offer an exceptional service and rates.   Deliveries to Europe normally take around 2 to 5 days, whilst the rest of the world takes up to 2-7 days.

          Our shipping rates are as follows:   

           

          UK 2nd Class 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg FREE
          UK 1st Class 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £2.00
          UK Special Delivery (Next Day)* 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £6.95
          UK Medium Parcel 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £5.00
          UK Heavy Goods 5.1 kg - 10.00 kg £10.00 

           UK Very Heavy Goods                                          10.1 kg - 20.00 kg               £15.00

           * For Next Day Special Delivery please place order before 11am (maximum weight of 2.00kg).

           

          Europe Small Goods 0.00 kg - 1.00 kg £3.50 GBP
          Europe Small Parcel Rate 1.1 kg - 2.00 kg £4.50 GBP
          Europe Large Parcel Rate 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £8.00 GBP
          International Shipments (Large) 5.1 kg - 9.0 kg £20.00 GBP

           

          Smaller Parcel International Rate 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £8.00 GBP
          Small Parcel International 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £14.00 GBP

           

           

          This charge will be added to your order at checkout and payment

          Returns
          We want you to be happy with each and every purchase you make from Liberty Trading, but we do understand that on occasions an item may be unsuitable or you may simply change your mind. Therefore, we offer a 30 day 'no quibble' returns policy. 

          To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the original packaging and in the same condition that you received it. 

          To start your return, please email sales@libertytrading.co.uk. 

          Please send any returns to: Liberty Trading, Returns Department, 3 Norman Court, Albion Road, Carlton Industrial Estate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3TE, UK.

          You will be responsible for paying for your own postage costs for returning your item. Return postage costs are non-refundable. Only damaged/faulty items will have the return postage cost refunded.

          Refunds
          Once your return is received and inspected, If you are approved, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 10 days of receipt of the goods back by us.

          Exchanges 
          We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at sales@libertytrading.co.uk and send your item back to us for an exchange.


           

           

          Hawker Hurricane - The Unsung Hero

          The Hawker Hurricane was designed by Sydney Camm of the Hawker Aircraft Company to comply with specifications issued by the British government as it reacted to the re-armament of the German Luftwaffe prior to World War 2. The other aircraft designed to meet these specifications was the more famous, and arguably more glamorous, Supermarine Spitfire.

          Both aircraft used the now legendary Rolls Royce Merlin engine, but had little else in common. Unlike the complicated Spitfire, the much larger Hurricane used basic and established production techniques that made them simple and relatively cheap to manufacture, as well as making them easier to repair by ground crew in the field.

          Although the faster more elegant Spitfire took more of the plaudits, the Hurricane was the workhorse and in truth it downed more enemy aircraft in total than the Spitfire. In the fight against Luftwaffe bombing raids on Britain the two planes were an effective combination with the Spitfires attacking the fighter escort and the Hurricanes attacking the bombers themselves.

          Over 14,500 Hurricanes had been manufactured at the Hawker Aircraft Company and in shadow factories in the UK and Canada by the time production ceased in 1944.

          The Kit

          This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Hawker Hurricane.

          The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a red Hurricane that served in the 527 Calibration Squadron, which flew from Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire in 1943.

          This is a simple but striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.

          Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.

          Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must
          follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".

          This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.

          Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor.

          These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the
          spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.

          Box Contains:

          • Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
          • PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
          • One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
          • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
          • Three low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the
          • undercarriage wheels.
          • One vacuum formed canopy and spinner.
          • Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
          • One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick).
          • Rubber motor strip.
          • Tissue to cover the model.
          • Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.

                  Dispatch & Deliveries
                   
                  We aim to dispatch all orders the same or next day.  There might be the odd occasion when we take longer than this, but we will e-mail you to let you know if this is going to happen, and the reason why.

                  For standard UK deliveries we use Royal Mail's 48 hour delivery service. We also offer the option to upgrade to First Class Delivery or Special Next Day Delivery (weekday deliveries only). Larger and multiple items are sent by courier.  Alternatively, if you wish to collect yourself, or have other collection means in operation, then we can accommodate this.  
                   
                  For deliveries outside the UK we use Royal Mail's International Service for smaller items, which again has proved reliable and speedy (this service incurs a 2kg weight limit). When an order is over 2kg we send via Fedex who offer an exceptional service and rates.   Deliveries to Europe normally take around 2 to 5 days, whilst the rest of the world takes up to 2-7 days.

                  Our shipping rates are as follows:   

                   

                  UK 2nd Class 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg FREE
                  UK 1st Class 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £2.00
                  UK Special Delivery (Next Day)* 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £6.95
                  UK Medium Parcel 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £5.00
                  UK Heavy Goods 5.1 kg - 10.00 kg £10.00 

                   UK Very Heavy Goods                                          10.1 kg - 20.00 kg               £15.00

                   * For Next Day Special Delivery please place order before 11am (maximum weight of 2.00kg).

                   

                  Europe Small Goods 0.00 kg - 1.00 kg £3.50 GBP
                  Europe Small Parcel Rate 1.1 kg - 2.00 kg £4.50 GBP
                  Europe Large Parcel Rate 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £8.00 GBP
                  International Shipments (Large) 5.1 kg - 9.0 kg £20.00 GBP

                   

                  Smaller Parcel International Rate 0.00 kg - 2.00 kg £8.00 GBP
                  Small Parcel International 2.1 kg - 5.00 kg £14.00 GBP

                   

                   

                  This charge will be added to your order at checkout and payment

                  Returns
                  We want you to be happy with each and every purchase you make from Liberty Trading, but we do understand that on occasions an item may be unsuitable or you may simply change your mind. Therefore, we offer a 30 day 'no quibble' returns policy. 

                  To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the original packaging and in the same condition that you received it. 

                  To start your return, please email sales@libertytrading.co.uk. 

                  Please send any returns to: Liberty Trading, Returns Department, 3 Norman Court, Albion Road, Carlton Industrial Estate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3TE, UK.

                  You will be responsible for paying for your own postage costs for returning your item. Return postage costs are non-refundable. Only damaged/faulty items will have the return postage cost refunded.

                  Refunds
                  Once your return is received and inspected, If you are approved, your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 10 days of receipt of the goods back by us.

                  Exchanges 
                  We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at sales@libertytrading.co.uk and send your item back to us for an exchange.


                   

                   

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