Emilly Hooper’s Project

Kirby Kite

Kirby Kite Glider - 1/4 scale

This model is currently under construction and being built from the JohnWatkins plan. The build uses many old traditional building methods usingbalsa and hardwood.At this moment in time the fuselage has been "sheeted" and is ready now tobe finished off by being covered with glass cloth and resin. The tailplane, elevator, fin, and rudder have also been completed.Work has now started on constructing the "gull shaped" wings which are amost attractive feature of the aircraft.  It is hoped that the model willbe ready for its test flight in springtime of 2010.