Manzano Laser Works will be producing our line of short kits. Please visit their website at Manzano Laser Works
"A model built, flys better than a model bought." - Jim Young
Our short kits feature laser cut balsa and aircraft grade plywood, vacuum formed parts, full size plans, and illustrated construction manuals. You provide the sheet balsa, hardware, and a few odds and ends.
Mig-17 (Now Produced by Manzano Laser Works)
Published in the February 2015 issue of Model Airplane News. Our Mig-17 is designed around the Great Planes 56mm Hyperflow fan unit. Running on a 4Sx2200mAhr pack this little jet is capable of speeds in excess of 100mph. This one piece plane has a 28" wing span and wing loading similar to a sport flyer. This gives the Mig a wide flight envelope with high speed passes and slow landings. A bungee launch gets it up to flying speed and landing gear is omitted for simplicity.
Gloster Meteor T.7 (Coming Soon)
Our Gloster Meteor was featured in the January 2012 issue of Model Aviation magazine. The Meteor was the Allies first operational jet, and it is still in service today. Our version has a 51.6" wing span and is designed for twin Minifan 480, running brushless motors on 4S Lipo's. Construction is traditional balsa and plywood. The entire airframe is sheeted with balsa, glassed, and painted. Laser cutting is used to realize the engineered wing spars that transfer the flight loads around each engine nacelle. Several jigs and crutches are included to ensure a straight and true airframe. With the Robart retracts up, this plane really cooks!
1/8 Scale Waco YMF-5 (Now Produced by Manzano Laser Works)
Our 1/8 Scale Waco YMF-5 was originally featured in the November, 2010 issue of Flying Models magazine. This classic 1930's biplane features traditional balsa and plywood construction. Several jigs and crutches are included to ensure a straight and true airframe. Based on our very popular 1/12 Scale Waco, it has a similar pull out tray for quick battery changes. Since you may need to disassemble this model for transport, we have designed the struts with spring loaded hooks that slip into pockets in the wings for easy field assembly. The recommended power is a Scorpion 3020-16 and 3200mAhr 3S LiPo pack. It can be flown in a scale manor or it is capable of mild aerobatics.
1/6 Scale LTR-14 Turner Special (Coming Soon)
Our 1/6 Scale LTR-14 Turner Special was originally featured in the December, 2009 issue of Model Aviation magazine. This classic 1930's racer features traditional balsa and plywood construction with a foam core wing. The task of installing the scale fuselage stringers is straight forward since all the notches are laser cut for a perfect fit. Options for functional flaps are included. The recommended power is a Hacker A30-10XL and 3200 to 5000 mAhr 3S LiPo pack. Flight performance is nothing short of great. This is one of the best sport planes we have ever flown.
1/6 Scale Wedell-Williams Model 44 (Coming Soon)
Our award winning Wedell-Williams Model 44 is featured in the May 2010 issue of Flying Models magazine. This classic 1930's racer features traditional balsa and plywood construction with a unique wing latch mechanism for easy field setup. A integral laser cut plywood crutch makes the fuselage construction a snap. The recommended power is a Hacker A30-10XL and 3200 to 5000 mAhr 3S LiPo pack. Flight performance is very stable and predictable.
1/12 Scale Waco YMF-5 (Coming Soon)
This 30" span scale version of this beautiful golden age biplane features traditional balsa and plywood construction. The airframe structure is as close to scale as we can get it with the proper rib and stringer spacing. Full four channel control makes it a nice performer. Power comes from a geared AstroFlight 010 and a 3 cell 1320 LiPo pack. Flight times in excess of 20 minutes are the norm while you tool around the sky.
de Havilland D.H.-88 Comet (Coming Soon)
This kit is of the famous long distance racer, the de Havilland D.H.-88 Comet. This 50" span model features traditional built up construction. The scale outline of the original has been maintained. Enlarged wing tips and washout give this thoroughbred racer gentle flight characteristics.
Hughes H-1 Racer (Coming Soon)
This 1/12 scale model of Howard Hughes H-1 Racer features a built up fuselage and foam core wing. It is well suited for a variety of brushless motors and 3S LiPo power. Originally featured in the August, 2006 issue of Model Aviation magazine, we can now offer a complete short kit.