This is the 1/14th Scale Guillows Nieuport II Biplane Balsa Wood Kit. Originally designed for racing, this was the first combat airplane to carry the famed "Lafayette Escadrille" into battle on April 20, 1916.
Free flight kit may be powered by a rubber motor, an .020 nitro engine or built as a display model.
Frame is constructed of laser cut balsa.
Rubber thread included resembles a very long rubber band that is tied to create the rubber "motor."
Wingspan: 24" (609mm)
Length: 19" (482mm)
Wing Area: 147 sq in (9.48 sq dm)
Scale: 1:14 (approximate
Guillows Product Number: 203LC
One 1/14th Scale Guillows Nieuport II Biplane Balsa Wood Kit with white tissue covering, scale plastic radial engine, gun, pilot figure, 2" (51mm) wheels, nose cowl, and propeller, decals, steel control rod, illustrated instruction sheet, plan sheet and rubber thread.
Laser cut high quality balsa is great! Fit of parts is awesome. I built this as a display model but I think this could be built into a good flyer. I substituted silkspan for the kit tissue. Aircraft dope to attach & shrink silkspan. Scratch built MANY parts to get the detail I was after. Complete scratch built detailed interior. Williams Brothers cylinder kits. Fishing line used for flying wires. Beading wire used for control cables. Nice challenge to get the detail level where I wanted it. Pictures of completed model uploaded. Highly recommend this kit. Good job Guillows.