SKU: NZ39803

UGears Mad Hornet Airplane

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Overview

Engine - check. Propeller - check. Rudder - check. Flaps - check. Flight control - check. Pretaxi checks complete. "Mad Hornet to Tower, request taxi to runway 1 6."

Every day is a great day for flying with your Ugears Mad Hornet vintage racer. Inspired by the Granville Brothers' Gee Bee Model R-1 Super Sportster and other vintage racing aircraft of the 1930's, the Mad Hornet Airplane has a fat, teardrop-shaped fuselage and a cockpit located well aft, to give the pilot better visibility for tight turns around race course pylons.

The Ugears Mad Hornet Airplane is a "Medium" difficulty DIY wooden model with 354 parts, promising 8 hours of enjoyable assembly time. The airplane model is powered by a wind-up helical spring motor, often used in watch mechanisms and other precision instruments. Various gear sets transmit power from the spring to the aircraft's movable parts. The Mad Hornet features two modes: pre-flight check mode and taxi mode. Choose the mode by setting the rotating drum in one of two positions. Insert the special key into the stopper slot, then give up to 21 pulls on the winding string. Place the aircraft on a flat surface, then remove the key and watch as your Mad Hornet comes to life. In check mode the propeller spins while the wing flaps and tail rudder wiggle, before the aircraft switches automatically to taxi across the airfield to the runway for takeoff. In taxi mode your aircraft starts taxiing immediately, traveling up to 2.5 meters!

The Mad Hornet is an attractive decorative item for your home or office shelf, but with all that engineering it's really meant for imaginative play, especially showing off the pre-flight sequence. The Mad Hornet's spinning propeller and moving tail rudder and wing flaps working in tandem are plenty cool, but the sequential action of having the model aircraft taxi after ground checks are complete is unique in our collection.

Specifications

  • Model size: 26.5 x 24.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Assembly Time: 8 hours
  • Level: Advanced
  • Number Of Parts: 354
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