I created this kit as an introduction to Indoor NoCal. This airplane was chosen after an internet search due to the fact that the real plane was modified with a Garrett Turboprop replacing the radial engine and the round wingtips were clipped. These full scale modifications of this one-off plane give the NoCal model excellent proportions: at 16″ fuselage and a 56 square inch wing.
After I designed it, I collaborated with Indoor guru, Don Slusarczyk, to produce an “introductory” indoor NoCal kit. With suggestions from him implemented, but not changing my kit, my prototype flew a 2:06 flight on its first day. Don built a second prototype, following the kit, and his first day best was 3:35 under a 24′ ceiling. Outstanding performance for a kit product built with 1/16″ “hobby shop” wood (find yourself some 6 pound wood). My best flight to date is 5:17.
This kit includes a detailed plan, full of notes for indoor building, one sheet of 1/16″ balsa (no greater than 7 pound balsa) laser cut parts, and one sheet of 1/32″ laser cut parts, including prop blade blanks for forming your own indoor prop.
NOW INCLUDES A NoCal NOSE BEARING!
Read Don’s DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS on how to build HERE
DOWNLOAD a PDF version of the Forum instructions (thanks to Thomas Solinski) HERE
DOWNLOAD FREE Tissue Printing Files HERE
ALL VOLARE KITS ARE MADE IN SMALL BATCHES. IF STOCK-ON-HAND IS ZERO, A NEW BATCH WILL BE PRODUCED SOON. SIMPLY ORDER ANYWAY AND WE WILL MAKE THEM.
|Target Weight:||5-6 grams|
|Nose Bearing:||Aluminum U|
|Peg:||Bent Straight Pin|
|# of laser cut Sheets? 2
Kit? Short Kit (Plans and Laser cut wood)
Contest Winner? YES!