A classic aeroplane, this Widgeon looks good and flies well.
West Wings Scale Series : West wings have set new standards for model kits. The West Wings company continue to invent, design and produce stunning original kit designs. The kits are highly appreciated in all aero-modelling circles. These kits are very accurate to build, fly superbly and are accompanied by well drawn plans and instructions. All the materials needed to finish the airframe, including tissue, are in the box. Only adhesives, dopes and paints will be required to finish the aircraft. All are rubber powered but electric or CO2 conversions could be fitted if required.
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- 1:18 Scale
This is what West Wings say regard their super Widgeon Kit.
Although not actually a 'homebuilt', the Widgeon captures that concept quite well and adds that 1930's aura as a bonus.
Our Widgeon faithfully reproduces the original, right down to the negative tail incidence. Yes, negative, just in case owners thought it was a mistake! It's all a matter of balancing the various incidences to get the right flying performance. Who are we to argue with Westland about their design!
Construction starts with cutting out the pre-printed balsa components from their balsa sheets and then combining them with plan and strip in the time honoured fashion. Like all our kits, you can use Cyano glue or one of the specialist Alaphatics like Deluxe Superphatic. This glue is ideal for our kits as it adds little extra weight and can be used a bit like Cyano.
The kit contains all the required items of hardware such as wire, wheels, propeller, rubber and tissue covering. As is usual with this kind of kit, you will still need to purchase glue, dope and maybe lightweight paint.
This is not a slow flying model, but has a unique look in the air. It does however, benefit from the stability that a high wing mount provides and is simple to trim.
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Many of the models in the West Wings and Aerographics range can be seen in the upstairs showroom at Steve Webb Models. Fred ( Steve's Father) has built many of the models on display.