The Takahe Glider Laser Cut Wood Kit - 100" or 110" Wingspan - Electric Or Glider - Your Choice
We're SUPER EXCITED about our latest laser cut kitset!
This one is a complete wood kit (not a short kit), and it's a modern take on those classic RC gliders from the 70's and 80's. Everything that made those gliders great, we've included in the Takahe, with modern construction techniques, to make a kitset anyone can build.
The Takahe is a 3 channel RES glider and can be built as either 100" or 110" wingspan. We've also included a pure glider nose bulkhead, or a nose mount for an electric motor. Check it out here.
Another New Laser Cut Short Kit - The 72" 40 Size Cessna Bird Dog From A Bob Rich Design
The Cessna Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft used by the American Army, who at the time were looking for a single engine all metal aircraft to replace the wood and fabric covered aircraft of the era, which had short service lives. Our 72" Laser Cut Short Kit is based on a Bob Rich design, and will fly well with a 40 size two stroke or 70 size four stroke, or electric equivalent. Check it out here.
One For The Scale Glider Guys - Our Latest Laser Cut Short Kit - The Slingsby T7 Kirby Cadet 100"
The classic Slingsby T7 Kirby Cadet first flew in 1935 and was used by the Royal Air Force as a training glider for their air cadet program. We are pleased to present this classic glider in a 100" design suitable for aerotow or slope soaring. Our kitset includes an extensive range of fibreglass fittings to help with hookup of the functional wing struts, as well as two different dihedral braces to allow you to build the kitset with a scale dihedral of zero degrees, or 1.5 degrees dihedral. Details of a working tow release for aerotowing are also shown on the plan. Check it out here.
Estes Rockets - Massive Shipment Just Arrived - Launch Sets & Engines Up To E Size!
Ok, so don't get me started on how much fun model rocketry is! The noise, the smoke, a high flight and parachute recovery, it's awesome! We have just received a massive shipment of quality American designed Estes model rockets and engines, and we now have engines in stock in sizes up to "E"! Start with a Rocket Launch Set to get a rocket with all the essentials to launch, and grab your engines here. If you would like to know about how the whole model rocketry thing works, click here for model rocketry 101.
Our Latest Laser Cut Short Kit - The Karea 100" RES Glider
Relive the golden years of RC gliders with our new range of modern classics! Enjoy those classic lines and appreciate the built-up construction of balsa and ply, in a brand new engineered airframe, featuring accurate interlocking parts and lightweight construction techniques, combined with the latest in aerofoil profiles. The 100" Karea features an RES design with slimline fuselage and all-flying tailplane to reduce drag and increase performance. Check it out here.
Deluxe Materials Glues & Midwest Carbon Fibre Now In Stock
As you know, we're BIG on building, and BIG on having supplies for builders on hand. We have just added to our range a selection of Deluxe Materials from the UK and Midwest Carbon Fibre. Deluxe Materials are a UK manufacturer of a great range of glues and supplies for modellers. With some awesome products like their Super 'Phatic, Plastic Magic & Tricky Stick. You can see all the Deluxe Materials here. We have also added the range of Midwest Carbon Fibre, which includes Carbon Fibre Rod, Tubes & Strips. Perfect for all of those wing mounting, foam reinforcing and stiffening jobs on your model. You can see all the Midwest carbon Fibre here.
ANOTHER TWO New Laser Cut Short Kits Just Added
Two WWI Classics With The Fokker D-VII And The Hanriot Dupont H.D.1.
The 1/5 Scale 65" 90 Size Fokker D-VII from Australian scale designer Gary Sutherland
From Australian Scale designer Gary Sunderland we are proud to produce the 1/5 Scale 65" 90 Size Fokker D-VII. The Fokker D-VII was Germany's most famous WW I aircraft, and around 3,300 were produced in the second half of 1918.
In service with the Luftstreitkrafte, the D-VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft. Check it out here.
Or try the French fighter the Hanriot Dupont H.D.1 in 72" 90 Size
The Hanriot HD.1 was a French World War I single-seat fighter aircraft, supplied mainly to the Belgian and the Italian air forces with whom it proved highly successful. A total of about 1,200 examples were built. The type was a conventional fighter with the general characteristics of a typical Sopwith type, being strongly but lightly built, and combining clean lines with a light wing loading. Check it out here.
TWO MORE New Laser Cut Short Kits Just Added
An Aerobatic Legend From Joe Bridi The Dirty Birdy & A 100" 120 Size Fokker Eindecker!
The 64" 60 Size Dirty Birdy is an aerobatic legend from designer Joe Bridi
Another classic from designer Joe Bridi, the Dirty Birdy became almost legendary in competition circles. The 64" 60 size Dirty Birdy was designed to fly all of the AMA and FAI patterns in it's day. It's clean design produced a fast aircraft which moves well in the air, but landings can still be a slow as you want them to be. The Dirty Birdy is a very predictable and reliable aircraft that you can enjoy in competition or on Sunday mornings at the club. Check it out here.
Re-live the Fokker Scourge With Your Own 100" Fokker E-III Eindecker
Time to re-live the war on the Western Front in 1915, with your own Fokker E-III Eindecker! Based on a 1980 design by John Lockwood, this 100" 120 size Eindecker will satisfy the scale modeller who enjoys the craftsmanship of vintage style woodworking and metalwork. True to the original aircraft and following the design on the plan, the wing in our kitset is designed and built to operate with wing-warping. Check it out here.
Is This The Holy Grail Of VTOL? Eflite XVERT In Stock This Week!
The X-VERT VTOL gives you all the fun and versatility of a Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft without the need for complex mechanics or fancy programming. It also makes the transition between multirotor and airplane flight as easy as flipping a switch. You can also take your flight experience to a whole different level using the optional and patent-pending FPV camera and servo-driven mechanism that transition automatically when the X-VERT does (FPV gear sold separately). Check them out here.
Try An Awesome RC Vehicle At A Great Price - Specials On 1/10 Vehicles From $239!
If you would like to dip your toe into the water and give the awesome hobby of RC vehicles a go without spending a lot of cash, Horizon Hobby's ECX brand is the perfect choice. Perfect for kids and adults alike, they're a quality product supplied complete with everything you need in the box to get straight out and drive, including a simple a bulletproof NiMh battery system, ECX is perfect for kids and adults alike. Check them out here.
Hangar One Is A Gold Partner With Traxxas NZ - A Centre For All Things Traxxas!
Traxxas is the number one selling brand in the industry, the fastest name in radio control, and we are very proud to stock the Traxxas line of electric and nitro vehicles. You can purchase your Traxxas gear with confidence, because as a Gold Partner we have priority service from Traxxas New Zealand, the ability to approve warranty claims, an extensive stock with fast delivery on vehicles and parts. With over 5000 parts stocked locally, if you have a whoopsie with your vehicle you won't be on the workbench for long. Check out the full Traxxas range here.
Thousands Of Traxxas Spare Parts Now Available Online! Click Your Vehicle & Grab Your Parts
Traxxas is the number one selling brand in the industry, and we are very proud to stock the Traxxas line of electric and nitro vehicles. We now have the full range of thousands of Traxxas spare parts lised on our site, categorised by vehicle, to make it even easier to grab what you need. You can purchase your Traxxas gear with confidence, because as a Gold Partner we have priority service from Traxxas New Zealand, the ability to approve warranty claims, and extensive stock available with fast delivery on vehicles and parts. Grab your spare parts here.
Our Latest Laser Cut Short Kit! The Australian Victa Airtourer!
Another iconic Australian aircraft returns from a 1960's design by George Hahn, with our Laser Cut Short Kit of the Victa Airtourer 115. To quote the designer, "If you want a full scale model that flies just the way you wished all your planes would fly, this is it! The plane grooves so nicely I have been putting off a temptation to build a duplicate or two for my everyday flying. Try one and see if you agree." Check it out here.
Another One For The Vintage Fans - From the 1930's Ben Shereshaw's 72" Mercury
Our Vintage Laser Cut Short Kits are some of the most popular kits in our line, so we are pleased to announce the re-birth of another classic from the 1930's, with Ben Shereshaw's 72" Mercury. Originally designed as a free flight model running a spark ignition motor, we are pleased to present a 3 channel RC version, which will be perfect for a 34 - 45 size two stroke. This aircraft has very pretty lines in it's wing shape, and we have included MDF jigs to simplify construction. Check it out here.
An NZ Agricultural Icon Returns - The Fletcher Fu-24 - Our Latest Laser Cut Short Kit!
It's been a long time since the Fletcher Fu-24 has been seen around NZ flying fields, so we have spent hundreds of hours on our brand new development of this iconic NZ aircraft. Working from full-size drawings and consulting with Fletcher experts we are very proud to present our 84" 120 size Fletcher Fu-24.
Designed in-house by a Master Aeromodeller, with modern building practices and techniques in mind, you will be rewarded with a very large and strong, great looking aircraft, ready to dust your field. Check it out here.
They Just Keep Coming! TWO MORE New Laser Cut Short Kits Just Added
An Awesome Vintage From the 1930's & A Great Sunday Flyer
Back from the 1930's is the 96" Lanzo Bomber, Stooge Around The Sky All Day On A Tank Of Gas!
Another classic from the 1930's, from vintage designer Chester Lanzo it's the 96" Lanzo Bomber Laser Cut Short Kit. Originally designed for free flight, we have modified the construction of the rudder and tailplane in our kit to allow for conversion to RC. Also included is an MDF Fuselage Jig to simplify construction of the fuselage, allowing you to easily create a strong and straight airframe. Check it out here.
A Perfect Sunday Flyer - Relaxed Scale Aerobatics & Slooooooow Landings
A relaxing Sunday flyer, the 91" Spacewalker handles well on a 60 size two stroke or electric equivalent. The model can be flown slowly, yet on full power is surprisingly fast and manoeuvrable. Loops, rolls & inverted flight are well within it's capabilities, and slow landings are the rule. We have also included a laser cut windscreen and MDF jigs with the kit to aid in accurate construction of some of the curved surfaces. Check it out here.
Another Great Trainer - HobbyZone Super Cub With SAFE Ready-To-Fly Back In Stock
If you're looking for a trainer to get started in RC aircraft, with SAFE technology and carefully engineered aerodynamics, the new HobbyZone Super Cub with SAFE provide pilots with a flying experience that is gentle and worry-free, even for total beginners! Plus, everything you need comes in one box, including a Spektrum DX4e transmitter, making it the ultimate beginner-friendly aircraft. See it here.
A Great Priced Trainer With Virtual Instructor - The HobbyZone Duet Now $99!
Teach yourself to fly with the Duet RTF trainer! This small RC aircraft turns your dreams of flight into a reality. Even if you've never flown an RC airplane before, you could be flying in no time with Virtual Instructor technology. This HobbyZone-exclusive technology makes minor corrections and adjustments to help you stay confidently in control while you learn the basics. Everything you need to teach yourself to fly in one box. Read more.
TWO MORE New Laser Cut Short Kits
One For The Vintage Fans & A Beautiful 1/4 Scale Cessna!
Another Great Laser Cut Short Kit For The Vintage Fans! The 80" Playboy Senior!
A famous vintage performer, designed in the 1930's, the 80" Playboy Senior won many competitions, and broke a world record twice in 7 days. Originally designed by Joe Elgin, and modified for RC by Paul Denson, our laser cut kit of this beauty will give you many enjoyable hours of building and flying. Stable enough to be a relaxing Sunday flyer, and it's under-cambered aerofoil making it a great performer in thermals. Check it out here.
A Scale Modellers Dream In An Extensive Laser Cut Short Kit - The Gorgeous Cessna 140
A scale modellers dream come true! Cessna's famous two place light aircraft reproduced in our extensive 1/4 Scale Laser Cut Short Kit, complimented with 4 large and very well drawn and detailed plan sheets. This beautiful model is another of our extensive laser cut scale short kits, with the model made entirely of balsa, ply and spruce using standard construction methods. Any good 90 to 120 two or four stroke will provide more than enough power. Check it out here.
Dust Your Local Field With Our Laser Cut Short Kit - The 60" 40 Size Cessna Agwagon!
This could be the perfect model to fit a smoke system and dust your local field! If you like the outlines of scale model but prefer a simple build, this Cessna Agwagon could be what you're looking for. A 60 inch span for 40 to 45 size motors the simple building model features solid tail surfaces and a built up wing. We have also included a vacuum formed ABS cowl and laser cut acrylic pieces for the canopy. Check it out here.
We Are Truly Proud Of Our Laser Cut Short Kit - The DH 82A 70" 90 Size Tiger Moth
The DH 82A Tiger Moth, one of the sexiest aircraft ever built, and what better way to pay homage to this awesome design than to produce our most extensive laser cut short kit yet! Based on the very well engineered and beautifully drawn plan by Farooq Ahmad, this 70" DH 82A Tiger Moth will fly gracefully with a 90 size four stroke or equivalent electric. We wanted to make this model gorgeous, so we even completed the kit by including a fitted vacuum formed cowl and corrugated fuel tank parts, and a complete package of laser cut mild steel components for all the fixtures and fittings. We are truly proud of this kit! Check it out here.
Jump Back 85 Years With The Vintage Buzzard Bombshell Laser Cut Short Kit!
We're working hard every day to expand our laser cut short kit range, and now for the Vintage enthusiasts you can jump back to the 1930's with the awesome 72" Buzzard Bombshell. The Bombshell can be stooged around the sky by any beginner on a 35 or 45 size two stroke, or turn it into a homesick angel with a 60 two stroke! She will take off in 10 to 15 feet, and land slow enough to walk beside. Check it out here.
ParkZone Radian Plug-N-Play Back In Stock - Just Add Receiver, Battery & Go Fly
The ParkZone Radian offers the perfect opportunity for park pilots to experience the true essence of flight. Although a powerful 480 brushless motor enables initial launch, the propeller soon folds back to reduce drag, freeing the plane to utilize thermals of air to remain aloft, instead of batteries. That means flight times for this quiet and eco-friendly alternative are much longer than they are with traditional electric aircraft, making a relaxing day in the great outdoors even better. See it here.
Morgan Fuels Pre-Blended Fuel Now In Stock - Air / Heli / Car
Morgan Fuels CoolPower, Omega & Sidewinder are the number one selling model engine fuels in the world. Mogan Fuels are designed to meet the extreme demands of modern model engines and provide exceptional protection and performance. We have a full range of Aircraft, Helicopter & Car fuels, in Sport, Performance & Competition grades, so there's something for everyone. See them here.
Plus we can ship all Morgan Fuels to any NZ destination WITHOUT any additional Dangerous Goods courier charges.
GRAB A 25% DISCOUNT ON OUR RANGE OF LASER CUT KITSETS!
We'd love you to help us spread the word about our new line of classic design laser cut kitsets, so here's a deal!. We all know word of mouth recommendation and social media activity is a great way for people to find out about new products, so we would love to see more of our kits out there at flying fields and their owners having fun with them.
Here's the deal for you, for a limited time we are taking 25% off all of our laser cut kitset! This applies to all overseas purchases as well!
Our short kits are all held in stock and ready to ship worldwide. Worldwide delivery is with NZ Post Airmail and generally delivered within 7 to 21 days. All pricing on the web site is in New Zealand dollars. More info and available kits listed here.
If You Enjoy Building, We've Got You Covered!
We have an extensive range of supplies in stock for the builder. Sheets and sheeets of micro sanded Airsail balsa, three foot and four foor lengths, sticks, leading edge, trailing edge & triangles - Plywood in Hoop Pine, Poplar or Birch, and top-quality Bud Nosen Spruce sticks in all sizes up to 9.5mm - All sorted by thickness and referenced in imperial and metric for your convenience. Plus a great range of Proedge tools, knives, saws blades, along with glues and resins of all types and covering & finishing materials. Check out "The Workshop" here.
We Now Have An In-House A0+ Size Plan Printing Service Available
If there's a particular plan you're after, check out the 25,000+ plans available in the Outerzone Plan Archive here or the Aerofred Plan Archive here. If you find something you like, send us a link and we will print any number of quality originals you can build straight from. Single sheets are $13.90 and $9.90 per sheet after that. If you would also like one copy to build on and one to cut up and glue to your wood to make templates then just order multiple copies.
We're pleased to announce that we now have an in-house plan printing service, and can print plans up to A0+ or 1070mm wide. We have a growing selection of classic model aircraft plans available on site for you to choose from. All of our plans are printed from quality digital originals and they are all in the Public Domain, so your only cost is for the printing service. We're making a start and adding our favourite pics to the web site, so check out our range of plans here.