Retro RC


Retro RC wee Devil RC

wee Devil is an original design by Mark Freeland with styling hints taken from J Allen's 'Little Deer' (published in Feb 1971 Aeromodeller).

The wee Devil kit was designed for easy assembly without the need for full size plans, building jig or other special fixtures. This is not a short kit, everything you would expect in an R/C kit is included. There are 140 precision laser cut parts on 16 sheets, all necessary hardware is supplied including screws to mount the motor and fishing line for hooking up the pull-pull control lines. Covering material is not included: we recommend Litespan, Fibafilm or So-Lite.

The model makes an excellent introduction to 3 channel R/C flying for the novice. When set up for 'park flying', it is a slow and stable flyer.

Type:Park Flyer or Radio Assist FF
Control Layout:3 Channel R/E/T
Wing Span:29.5" (750mm)
Wing Area:121 sq in.
Flying Weight:5oz - 7oz (145g - 230g)
Loading:6 - 8 oz/sq ft
R/C:micro receiver and 2 x 3g servo
Power Unit:40W - 80W outrunner, 6x3 or 6x4 prop
Battery:350mAh - 650mAh 2S LiPo

A number of options for Retro RC wee Devil RC may be purchased at discounted prices. Selecting an option will add its price to the total for the kit.

Motor:AX1806 2100Kv: +£8.33
Prop:micro-speed prop 6x3 (black): +£0.77 ea, quantity:
Prop Adapter;:Radio Active 3mm Prop Saver Adapter: +£1.62
ESC:

A battery connector suitable for the selected LiPo will be included for you to fit: red JST or JST-PH 3 pin socket.

10A Brushless ESC: +£10.26
Conn:

2mm bullet connectors for motor/ESC - the alternative is to solder join the motor and ESC wires

2mm Gold Plated Bullet Connectors (5 pk) - Lightweight: +£3.47
Servo:2 x Blue Arrow D03013 (3g) Metal Gear Servo: +£13.21
Receiver:
Orange DSM2/DSMX 4 Channel Micro Receiver£12.55
Orange DSMX/DSM2 R615X 6 Channel Micro Receiver+£12.80
Orange SF400S 4ch Futaba S-FHSS Receiver+£17.05
FrSky V8R4-II Receiver+£14.20
V8R4-II Receiver (Hitec)+£17.35
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LiPo:

A JST-PH to JST-XH charge adapter is available

Nano-Tech 300mAh 35C 2S LiPo (JST-PH/UMX)+£5.80
Hyperion G3 320mAh 2S (7.4v) 25C£6.85
Hyperion G3 450mAh 2S (7.4v) 25C£6.60
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Glue:Deluxe Materials Roket Hot - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Micro Tips and Tube: +£5.22
Deluxe Materials 4 Min Speed Epoxy - 71gm (2.5oz): +£8.55

Kit Price: £ 50.40

Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey and RC the Hun

A fun RC model based on Bert Striegler's Ebenezer FF concept - a quick to build all sheet small model. A lively performer when powered by a Park 250 or or similar size outrunner, it will do loops and other stunts when flown outdoors, but can be tamed and flown relatively slowly indoors.

All sheet construction makes for a fast build. The kit comes with a full hardware pack, it even has the pilot with scarf and paper decals.

Type:Park Flyer
Control Layout:3 Channel R/E/T
Wing Span:20" (508mm)
Wing Area:112 sq in.
Flying Weight:5oz - 6.75oz (145g - 200g)
Loading:6 - 8.6 oz/sq ft
R/C:micro receiver and 2 x 3g servo
Power Unit:40W - 80W outrunner, 6x3 or 7x3.5 prop
Battery:300mAh - 450mAh 2S LiPo

The kit includes:
  • Precision laser cut parts
  • Pre-bent landing gear
  • Ply pilot with printed decal and scarf
  • Ply hatch with magnetic closure for radio bay
  • Streamlined wheel kit and O-rings for wheel retention
  • Pre-driled firewall for Park 250 motor
  • Basswood dihedral and pylon braces
  • Heavy-duty thread for hinging control surfaces
  • Stainless spring wire, carbon rods and heat shrink tube for controls
  • Printed decal sheet of markings
  • Screws for mounting motor
  • Half round wing keys
  • Velcro for attaching battery and ESC

The kit requires:
  • Glues (CA, Epoxy and PVA or Aliphatic)
  • Sanding block and 220 grit paper
  • Flat surface to build on
  • Parchment paper or polythene sheet to protect building surface
  • Drill with 1.5mm and 2.5mm bits
  • Heavy-duty wire cutters
  • Hobby knife with new blade
  • Covering & finishing materials
    • tissue, dope, thinner, paint, iron-on film, etc
    • clear lacquer or acrylic spray to protect decals
  • Heat gun for heat shrink tube
  • Solding iron and solder
  • Masking tape

Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Hun
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Hun
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Hun
Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Hun

A number of options for Retro RC Ebenezer RC the Limey and RC the Hun may be purchased at discounted prices. Selecting an option will add its price to the total for the kit.

Motor:
E-Flite Park 250 Outrunner Motor 2050Kv+£29.40
Turnigy Park 250 Outrunner Motor 1680Kv £12.55
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Prop:micro-speed prop 6x3 (black): +£0.81 ea, quantity:
micro-speed prop 7x3.5 (black): +£0.81 ea, quantity:
ESC:10A Brushless ESC: +£10.26
Receiver:
Orange DSM2/DSMX 4 Channel Micro Receiver£12.55
Orange DSMX/DSM2 R615X 6 Channel Micro Receiver+£12.80
Orange SF400S 4ch Futaba S-FHSS Receiver+£17.05
FrSky V8R4-II Receiver+£14.20
V8R4-II Receiver (Hitec)+£17.35
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Servo:2 x Blue Arrow D03013 (3g) Metal Gear Servo: +£13.21
LiPo:
Nano-Tech 300mAh 35C 2S LiPo (JST-PH/UMX)+£5.80
Nano-Tech 370mAh 25C 2S LiPo+£4.55
Hyperion G3 450mAh 2S (7.4v) 25C£6.60
Nano-Tech 460mAh 25C 2S LiPo+£5.15
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Glue:Deluxe Materials Roket Hot - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Micro Tips and Tube: +£5.22
Deluxe Materials 4 Min Speed Epoxy - 71gm (2.5oz): +£8.55

Kit Type:
Ebenezer RC the Limey£0.00
Ebenezer RC the Hun£0.00

Kit Price: £ 43.20

Retro RC Baby Biwinger

This tiny 13 inch span biplane was originally designed in 1952 for free flight and published in Air Trails magazine. The Retro RC kit has brought the model up to date for micro R/C gear. Like all Retro RC kits, Baby Biwinger is quick to assemble; this is no "short kit", everything you expect in a quality kit is included.

Baby Biwinger may be finished with a variety of techniques: tissue, Litespan, lightweight iron-on plastic film or simply seal the wood with a light coat of acrylic spray and colour with marker pens.

Take a look at the build instructions (scanned PDF 800kb) before you decide to purchase.

The floats shown in one of the photos are available separately.

Type:Indoor Micro Flyer
Control Layout:3 Channel R/E/T
Wing Span:13" (330mm)
Wing Area:64.5 sq in.
Flying Weight:1.3oz - 1.9oz (37g - 55g)
Loading:2.9 - 4.2 oz/sq ft
R/C:micro receiver module or separate micro receiver and servos
Power Unit:PKZ3624 (or similar) and EFL9051 prop
Battery:130mAh - 160mAh 1S LiPo

The kit includes:
  • Laser cut balsa and ply sheets
  • Laser cut polycarbonate windshield
  • Water slide decals and paper pilot
  • Hardware pack containing:
    • 1mm carbon rod for pushrods
    • stainless spring steel wire for landing gear and pushrod ends
    • alumimium tube for wheel bearings
    • heatshrink tube for attaching pushrod ends
    • velcro for mounting battery

You will need:
  • Glues (CA, Epoxy and PVA or Aliphatic)
  • Sanding block and 220 grit paper
  • Flat surface to build on
  • Parchment paper or polythene sheet to protect building surface
  • Drill with 1.5mm bit
  • Pliers and wire cutters
  • Hobby knife with new blade
  • Covering & finishing materials (Baby Biwinger can be finished in many ways):
    • tissue & dope, lightweight iron-on film or seal balsa with light coats of clear acrylic spray
    • clear lacquer or acrylic spray to protect decals
  • Masking tape

Motor and R/C:

  • Receiver / Servo / ESC module (e.g. Parkzone PKZ3352 or AR64xx)
  • PKZ3624 or similar motor/gearbox
  • EFL9051 or GWS 5x3 prop
  • 160mAh 1S LiPo

Baby Biwinger
Baby Biwinger
Baby Biwinger kit
Baby Biwinger group photo
Baby Biwinger with floats

A number of options for Retro RC Baby Biwinger may be purchased at discounted prices. Selecting an option will add its price to the total for the kit.

Motor:
Parkzone P-51 Motor / Gearbox (PKZ3624)£18.80
CL-0820-15-9T with Gearbox+£14.60
Microaces 8.5mm Motor / Gearbox£12.35
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Propeller:

The 4-Site props (pack of 2) are preferred but, if out of stock, the GWS 5x3 with adapter is a good alternative.

E-flite Micro 4-Site Propeller with Spinner (pk of 2) (EFL9051): +£4.70 ea, quantity:
micro-speed 5x3 prop (black): +£0.81 ea, quantity:
1.5mm Push-On Prop Adapter: +£1.66
Receiver:

AR6400 type receivers require either a mode 4 Tx or a Tx mix to map the aileron stick onto the rudder channel. The Futaba and Spektrum Micro receiver options comprises separate receiver and servos. Installation differs from that shown in the instructions for Vapor and AR64xx receivers - the servos are mounted on the fuselage wall using the supplied servo mounting tape.

Vapor DSM2/DSMX Rx/ESC/Servo Module (PKZ3352)£50.30
MXL-RX6H-A1 DSM2/DSMX Receiver Module+£28.45
MXL-RX6H-B1 Futaba S-FHSS Receiver Module+£28.45
Micro Spektrum DSM2/DSMX Receiver & 2 x 1.4g Linear Servo+£31.35
Micro Futaba S-FHSS Receiver & 2 x 1.4g Linear Servo+£31.35
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LiPo:

LiPo cannot be sent within the UK without an accompanying electronic device (e.g. receiver). LiPo cannot be sent at all via airmail and must use a road carrier. Please contact us to get a shipping quotation if you wish to add a LiPo. See LiPo shipping for details.

Hyperion G3 130mAh 1S (3.7V) 25C+£2.95
Hyperion G3 160mAh 1S (3.7V) 50C+£4.95
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Glue:Deluxe Materials Roket Hot - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Micro Tips and Tube: +£5.22
Deluxe Materials 4 Min Speed Epoxy - 71gm (2.5oz): +£8.55

Kit Price: £ 32.40

Retro RC camp e'Racer

This little beauty is a purely fictional racer designed in the style of the golden years of aviation. camp e'Racer is stable enough for a beginner and with full control throws and firewalled throttle, you will be amazed at the tricks she can do.

camp e'Racer is quick to build and even easier to paint (as it's already done for you). Available in 7 colour schemes plus a white covering with outlines for you to colour yourself. Everything is provided in the kit, except the radio motor/gearbox, prop, battery and glue.

Type:Indoor Micro Flyer
Control Layout:3 Channel R/E/T
Wing Span:15.5" (395mm)
Wing Area:42 sq in.
Flying Weight:1.2oz - 1.7oz (35g - 50g)
Loading:1.2 - 1.6 oz/sq ft
R/C:micro receiver module or separate micro receiver and servos
Power Unit:PKZ3624 (or similar) and EFL9051 prop
Battery:130mAh - 160mAh 1S LiPo

The kit includes:
  • Laser cut balsa and ply sheets
  • Pre-printed covering
  • Half-scale plans and wood sheet part locator
  • Male of Female pilot kit comprising:
    • 0.4mm plywood core
    • colour print for each side
    • imitation silk scarf
  • Hardware pack containing:
    • carbon fibre pushrods
    • stainless spring steel wire for landing gear and pushrod ends
    • alumimium tube for wheel bearings
    • heatshrink tube for attaching pushrod ends
    • velcro for mounting battery

You will need:

  • Glues (CA, Epoxy and PVA or Aliphatic)
  • Spray adhesive like 3M 45 or 3M 77
  • Sanding block and 220 grit paper
  • Flat surface to build on
  • Parchment paper or polythene sheet to protect building surface
  • Drill with 1.5mm bit
  • Pliers and wire cutters
  • Heat gun or soldering iron
  • Hobby knife with new blade

Motor and R/C:

  • Receiver / Servo / ESC module (e.g. Parkzone PKZ3352 or AR64xx)
  • PKZ3624 or similar motor/gearbox
  • EFL9051 or GWS 5x3 prop
  • 160mAh 1S LiPo

Retro RC camp e'Racer
Retro RC camp e'Racer
Retro RC camp e'Racer
Retro RC camp e'Racer
Retro RC camp e'Racer

A number of options for Retro RC camp e'Racer may be purchased at discounted prices. Selecting an option will add its price to the total for the kit.

Motor:
Parkzone P-51 Motor / Gearbox (PKZ3624)£18.80
CL-0820-15-9T with Gearbox+£14.60
Microaces 8.5mm Motor / Gearbox£12.35
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Propeller:

The 4-Site props (pack of 2) are preferred but, if out of stock, the GWS 5x3 with adapter is a good alternative.

E-flite Micro 4-Site Propeller with Spinner (pk of 2) (EFL9051): +£4.70 ea, quantity:
micro-speed 5x3 prop (black): +£0.81 ea, quantity:
1.5mm Push-On Prop Adapter: +£1.66
Receiver:

AR6400 type receivers require either a mode 4 Tx or a Tx mix to map the aileron stick onto the rudder channel. The Futaba and Spektrum Micro receiver options comprises separate receiver and servos. Installation differs from that shown in the instructions for Vapor and AR64xx receivers - the servos are mounted on the fuselage wall using the supplied servo mounting tape.

Vapor DSM2/DSMX Rx/ESC/Servo Module (PKZ3352)£50.30
MXL-RX6H-A1 DSM2/DSMX Receiver Module+£28.45
MXL-RX6H-B1 Futaba S-FHSS Receiver Module+£28.45
Micro Spektrum DSM2/DSMX Receiver & 2 x 1.4g Linear Servo+£31.35
Micro Futaba S-FHSS Receiver & 2 x 1.4g Linear Servo+£31.35
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LiPo:

LiPo cannot be sent within the UK without an accompanying electronic device (e.g. receiver). LiPo cannot be sent at all via airmail and must use a road carrier. Please contact us to get a shipping quotation if you wish to add a LiPo. See LiPo shipping for details.

Hyperion G3 130mAh 1S (3.7V) 25C+£2.95
Hyperion G3 160mAh 1S (3.7V) 50C+£4.95
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Glue:Deluxe Materials Roket Hot - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Micro Tips and Tube: +£5.22
Deluxe Materials 4 Min Speed Epoxy - 71gm (2.5oz): +£8.55

View the More Images tab to see the colour schemes

Colour Scheme:
Red/White£0.00
Red/Yellow£0.00
Blue/White£0.00
Blue/Yellow£0.00
Green/Cream£0.00

Kit Price: £ 27.60

Retro RC Micro Floats

8" and 938" long micro floats. Designed for the Baby Biwinger (8") and camp e'Racer (938") but will fit many other micro aircraft.

The kit comprises CNC cut balsa and plywood parts plus 1⁄32" (0.8mm) stainless steel wire for mounting.

Micro Floats Kit
Micro Floats on Baby Biwinger

From: £10.80


Retro RC Sinbad the Sailor 36

An original design 36" span glider with fully built up diamond section fuselage, loosely based on the 1940's Berkeley Sinbad the Sailor. The kit contains 147 precision laser cut parts, and all necessary hardware. SinBad can be built either with two channel R/C, or can be built for free-flight; the kit includes parts for auto-rudder for straight towing & a circling glide - with "Olive" the pilot to steer her.

An optional e'Pod kit is available seperately.

£ 51.60

Retro RC ePod for Sinbad the Sailor 36

A neat little power pod, which is used to house a 12mm motor. Installs in less than a minute, simply seperate the wing halves, slide onto the wing joiner wires and reconnect the wings, no need for a new wing. All plywood construction, exterior surface is covered in the material you used cover the model.

£ 13.20

Retro RC 1937 Slingsby T.7 Kirkby Cadet

A 36" scale model of the Slingsby T.7 Kirkby Cadet, an aeroplane that has given many ATC youngsters their first taste of flight. The kit can be built either for Free Flight or two channel RC (parts are included for auto-rudder for straight towing, a DT mechanism and two control horns for R/C, and fishing line which can be used for DT & auto-rudder, no servo mount is provided as there are so many micro servos to choose from). A profile pilot is also included.

This is an original design with box fuselage, scale rib spacing and scale tail surfaces. It is based on the Cadet which hangs in the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington. The kit is intended for builders with some experience, so the instructions although comprehensive are not as detailed as a beginner would expect. The instructions contain many colour photographs to help you with the build.

The kit includes:

  • Laser cut balsa, ply and delrin
  • Rolled full size plans with half size laser cut sheet patterns
  • Wood stock packl containing wing spars and fueslage top spine
  • Hardware pack for FF and RC (see instructions for pack content)
  • Illustrated build manual

You will need the following to complete the model:
  • Glues (CA, Epoxy and PVA or Aliphatic)
  • Sanding block and 220 grit paper
  • Flat surface to build on
  • Parchment paper or polythene sheet to protect building surface
  • Drill with 1.5mm and 2.5mm bits
  • Heavy-duty wire cutters and file or grindstone to smooth wire ends
  • Hobby knife with new blade
  • Covering & finishing materials
    • tissue, silk, silk-span (or similar) or iron-on film
    • dope, thinner, paint if not using iron-on film
    • clear lacquer or acrylic spray to protect decals
  • Masking tape
In addition, you will need a Hi-Start to launch your glider - e.g. 15m of 1.5mm rubber strip and 30m of #30 Dacron kit cord.

For RC models, you will require:

  • lighweight park-flyer type receiver
  • 2 x 3g - 4g micro servos
  • 2S 240mAh LiPo and BEC

A number of options for Retro RC 1937 Slingsby T.7 Kirkby Cadet may be purchased at discounted prices. Selecting an option will add its price to the total for the kit.

Receiver:
Orange DSM2/DSMX 4 Channel Micro Receiver£12.55
Orange DSMX/DSM2 R615X 6 Channel Micro Receiver+£12.80
Orange SF400S 4ch Futaba S-FHSS Receiver+£17.05
FrSky V8R4-II Receiver+£14.20
V8R4-II Receiver (Hitec)+£17.35
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Servo:2 x Blue Arrow D03013 (3g) Metal Gear Servo: +£13.21
LiPo:

A JST-PH to JST-XH charge adapter is available for LiPo with only a 3 pin JST-PH plug

Hyperion G5 240mAh 2S (7.4v) 25C£7.30
Nano-Tech 300mAh 35C 2S LiPo (JST-PH/UMX)+£5.80
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BEC:

The BEC will be supplied with JR/Hitec receiver plug and an appropriate connector for your selected LiPo

Micron BEC 5V 1A: +£6.27
On/Off Switch:Miniature Slide Switch with In / Out and JR/Hitec Connectors: +£3.56
Glue:Deluxe Materials Roket Hot - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid - 20g: +£5.03
Deluxe Materials Micro Tips and Tube: +£5.22
Deluxe Materials 4 Min Speed Epoxy - 71gm (2.5oz): +£8.55

Kit Price: £ 64.80

Retro RC 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane, 1:12 Scale

A 1:12 scale model of the 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane for R/C or FF with electric or CO2 power. 28 1/4" wing span, 6 - 7 oz with full 4 channel control system, uses 3 off 3g servos, 6A ESC & 10g outrunner. The dummy Anzani engine kit is sold seperately. A model built from a pre-production kit by Mark Lanterman took first place in scale at the USA e'Fest 2014. This is an advanced model, a little tricky to fly as it has NO DIHEDERAL, just like the original!.

Read a review of the Eastbourne kit by Terry Dunn (published in the May 2015 issue of Model Aviation).

£ 88.45

Retro RC Anzani Inverted "Y" Dummy Engine Kit, 1:12 Scale

A 1:12 scale dummy Anzani engine for scale models, or just to spiff up any 1:12 scale job. All material except glue & paint provided in the kit which includes laser cut wood & card stock parts, plywood hex-nuts, rocker arms, materials for pushrods, spark plugs, valve springs, intake and exhaust stacks; plus an elegant display stand. A 10g outrunner motor fits inside the crank case.

£ 39.00

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