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Laird-Turner Racer

   Jack Devine's Giant-Scale sport-scale Laird-Turner R/C model kit  Price: $375.00     

With the Jack Devine Laird-Turner model, much of the work has already been done for you. Imagine opening the box and finding a fully-formed foam frame waiting there for you!  You won't have to imagine what your model is going to look like framed up.  The frame is done, the shape is already complete!  All that's left to do is follow the easy video instructions for capping, sheeting, and installing some hard points like a firewall and landing gear blocks, and your model is ready for gear and finish!  Once you look at it you'll realize with a Thompson Trophy model this size just how quickly you can be in the air compared to a stick-built model.  There's just no comparison in building time, a Jack Devine model builds faster every time!   

 Roscoe Turner flew this famous bird with great success....at times.  His greatest frustration was its label....the Laird-Turner racer.  Turner paid an aircraft company to do some work on it, a company named Laird.  The announcers got wind of this, and began calling it the Laird-Turner racer, although Laird hadn't spent a penny on it.  Roscoe Turner did well with it, so his plane...and its unfortunate moniker....became famous, and Roscoe had no choice but to ride it out.  The plane still exists today in a Museum, and yes, it is still referred to as the Laird-Turner racer!

    Because of the generous wing area, this particular Jack Devine Giant-scale model has WONDERFUL flying characteristics, and at low speed can actually land as slowly and as controllably as a trainer!  As with all Jack Devine models, the building video helps you build it easily.  The video guides you through the capping and sheeting of all foam pieces, and the gearing up for hardware, mounts, etc.  Are you wondering about the processes involved?  This website also has building articles filled with a variety of tips and techniques to help answer many of your construction questions, both now and after you start building your Jack Devine model!  The wings have pre-cut control surfaces, servo pockets, and wire channels. Included is all of the balsa you will need for sheeting, a generous hardware package consisting of hardware, landing gear, and a fiberglass cowling and wheel pants and a Lexan canopy are included as well.

Building Time:     This model can be built in as little as 25 hours, even with minimal building experience!

Flying skills required:  Average Flyer or above.

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SPECS:  28.35% Scale  /  3.4" = 1'  (Meets USRA racing specifications)

                 Wingspan          Length           Weight                    Engine Size   
                        85"                   79"            18-20 lbs.              ST3250 or G-62 

              Price in U.S. Dollars- $375.00  plus shipping & handling.

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