Mini Biplane model kit
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The Wright brothers got it right. When these talented bicycle mechanics set out to build the world's first motor-driven, heavier-than-air airplane, they needed wings that could provide enough lift, yet be light and strong. They went with a biplane design, seen in early hang gliders. Biplanes have two fixed wings, one on top of the other, connected with supporting struts; the bracing permits a lighter wing structure. WWI flyers took to the skies in biplanes, and while the Red Baron is known for his iconic crimson triplane, most of his decorated combat career was spent in biplanes. Advances in aviation technology and materials made the biplane obsolete by the late 1930's, however, biplanes remain a fixture and fan favourite at air shows to this day.
The Mini Biplane model is both a fun toy and an attractive decorative item to place on the shelf. Ugears opted for an open design, making the Biplane fuselage light and transparent, revealing the model's inner workings. Machines should not be mysteries! We want to encourage our young builders' natural curiosity, and help them learn about motors and simple mechanics.
The Mini Biplane wooden model has a turning propeller and is powered by a rubber band motor – just pull the model back along a surface to wind it up, then release and watch it go!
|Number of parts||84|
|Assembly time||1 hour|
|Model size||15 x 13 x 8cm|