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The Caprice is a competition level free flight glider kit that offers outstanding performance and stability. It flies so well that it requires your choice of dethermaliser system to prevent it flying away! The Caprice makes a great choice for an RC or timer dethermaliser, the size also lends itself to a full RC conversion for the more adventurous builders among us. The large 51" wingspan offers stunning performance and a very rewarding long duration flights. The polyhedral wing offers great stability and the highly efficient aerofoil provides excellent lift. The fuselage is constructed from simple flat balsa sides and the tailplane looks beautiful thanks to the geodetic rib format.
Laser cut parts
Re-drawn and re-engineered using CAD
Lightweight Geodetic Tailplane Structure
Large Wing Area for a Light Wing Loading
Hook for tow launch position
White tissue supplied as a blank canvas for a design of your choice
Required to Complete Keil Kraft models are traditional hobby products and are supplied in kit format. To complete the model as shown on the box then you will need to purchase further items such as tools and materials. Here is an example list, but please contact your local model shop for advice and guidance.
A sharp knife and various hand tools
Various grades of sand paper
Clear film to protect the plan
Pack of modelling pins
Balsa cement, white glue or cyano ‘super glue’
Model covering dope and thinners
Decoration (paint or coloured tissue)
Wing & tail mounting bands
Only Suitable For Ages 14+ To complete the model as illustrated you will need to purchase further items such as tools and materials. Skill & patience are required. Choking Hazard - Contains small parts, keep out of reach of children.
The Deluxe Materials Balsa Kit Glue Deal (sold separately) Contains:
Super Phatic Glue 50ml: Highly penetrating yellow aliphatic glue with "wicking" action . Dries to 50% of its weight so ideal for lightweight models.
Tissue Paste 50ml: A specially developed tissue paste used for sticking tissue paper to model aircraft.
Eze Dope 250ml: Traditional modellers tissue shrinking dope. A safe, non-toxic alternative to the traditional flammable dope liquid. Its safe non-flammable formula has little odour and brushes are water-washable.
(Please note: this deal includes only the glues mentioned. The Balsa Kit must be purchased separately.)
Here at Hobbies we aim to dispatch all in stock items on the same working day, if ordered by 2:00pm. UK mainland orders will be delivered by either Royal Mail or DHL.
DHL normally advise an estimated delivery slot via SMS or Email notification. Please see below for shipping charges.
Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering
Orders Up To £100
Orders Over £100 & Hobbies Catalogues (UK Only)
Royal Mail TRACKED
Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)
Express Next Working Day & Nominated Delivery (Placed Before 2pm)
Please note: Orders to surcharge areas may incur an additional cost if a parcel is oversized, overweight or contains flammable goods. We will contact you before posting. Please see Postage for more information regarding surcharge areas.
We also deliver all over the world. For information regarding overseas orders please see Postage for further details.
So why buy from Hobbies?
Hobbies have built a reputation for providing first class goods and excellent service, with over 125 years of experience supplying model makers, machinists, craftsman & enthusiasts alike. We pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for high quality customer service and we are always happy to provide help and support, from advice with choosing what product to buy to after sales support, such as guidance with the building process of a model kit. Our customer support and service is comprehensive, and we won’t disappear after you have made a purchase. Not convinced? Then just ask one of our many thousands of satisfied customers, both here in the UK and overseas.
We believe model making is not just a pastime, but also an experience to share with friends, siblings, children and grandchildren. Hobbies stock a diverse range of hobby kits and accessories, from Revell kits to dolls houses, model boat kits to balsa aircraft. Whatever your age or experience level, you’ll be able to find something to pique your interest at Hobbies.
If there is anything you need help with, or even just a general enquiry, then please Contact Us.