What is a Short Kit?
A short kit is a package typically designed for model airplane enthusiasts who want to build their own remote-controlled aircraft from scratch or a partially assembled kit. It is called a “short kit” because it usually includes essential components, such as plans, laser-cut or pre-cut parts, and sometimes specialty hardware, but it does not include all the components required to complete the model. Builders will need to supply additional items such as the radio system, servos, motor, electronics, covering materials, adhesives, and other finishing touches.
Here’s what you might typically find in an RC short kit:
1. **Plans:** Detailed plans that provide instructions for building the model.
2. **Pre-cut or laser-cut parts:** These are often the wooden components like ribs, formers, fuselage sides, and other structural elements. They are pre-cut or laser-cut for precision and ease of assembly.
By providing the core components and plans, short kits give model aircraft enthusiasts the opportunity to exercise their building skills and creativity while allowing for customization and personalization of the aircraft. Builders can choose their own radio equipment, and finishing touches to create a unique RC model.
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Note: Only Cliff Charlesworth and Jilles Smits short kits include printed plans. As such, these kits are priced to include the plan free of charge.
Due to copyright restrictions, all other plans are available through Sarik Hobbies
All canopies for kits sold here are supplied separately by Sarik Hobbies. Unless stated otherwise.