Rubber Band Powered Aircraft

Experiment with powered flight using simple rubber band motored model aircraft. Ideal for extending flying times and simple aerobatics.

Lyonaeec R3 Archer PA-28-181 Rubber Powered Plane 05003
There are 8 styles of high performance rubber band powered planes in this series,they are made of wood, engineering plastics, stickers, metal,GPPS foamed plastics, rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.
Length 430mm, wingspan 480mm
£10.99
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Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 65447)
Lyonaeec G4 CR32 Biplane in 1935 Rubbered Powered Aircraft 22004
There are 6 styles of historical biplane and triplane in this Series, they are made of wood,engineering plastics, stickers, metal,GPPS foamed plastics,and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 420 mm, Wing span 450 mm.

£12.99
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Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 39333)
Lyonaeec G6 PW9 Biplane in 1932 Rubbered Powered Aircraft 22006
There are 6 styles of historical biplane and triplane in this Series, they are made of wood,engineering plastics, stickers, metal,GPPS foamed plastics,and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.
Length 420 mm, Wing span 450 mm.
£12.99
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Warehouse: 1
Stroud: 1
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(Product Ref 39337)
Lyonaeec Charles Lindberghs' Spirit of St Louis Rubber Band Powered Plane H1
A new series of rubber-band powered flying models from Lyonaeec featuring a range of historic aircraft and aircraft designs.

This model is modelled from Charles Lindberghs' Spirit of St Louis, the first aircraft to complete a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in 1927.
Manufactured from modern light-weight foam materials the design follows traditional balsa glider design with a flat main fuselage with a lengthwise for the rubber band connecting to the prop and slot mountings for the main and tail wings.

Detailed instructions and 2 rubber bands included
Easy to assemble. No tools or glues required
Excellent flying performance
Accurate design & manufacture
Length 270mm, Wingspan 291mm
£5.99
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Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 33710)
Lyonaeec G3 F2B in 1917 Rubbered Powered Aircraft 22003
There are 6 styles of historical biplane and triplane in this Series, they are made of wood,engineering plastics, stickers, metal,GPPS foamed plastics,and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.
Length 420 mm, Wing span 450 mm.
£12.99
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Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 39332)
Lyonaeec W2 Blue Wing Seaplane Rubbered Powered Aircraft 36002
There are 2 styles of seaplane in this Series, they are made of wood, engineering plastics, stickers, metal, GPPS foamed plastics, EPS foamed plastics, and rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required. They can land on water or ground.
Length 430mm, Wing span 470mm.
£12.99
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Stroud: 2
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 82545)

Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that is to say a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan printed at the exact scale of the model which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
The glider can be launched by hand on flat terrain for short and simple flights or on a slope for longer flights. It can also be "towed" into the air.
Free flight means just that - once the model is launched it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".
This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill but is extremely rewarding. Although not a "serious" sports glider model, if built correctly and in the right hands, the Osprey is capable of surprisingly long flights. In the spirit of the old kits additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.

Wingspan 20in / 505mm
£24.99
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Stroud: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 24230)
Lyonaeec R8 Su-29 Aerobatic Rubber Powered Plane 05008
There are 8 styles of high performance rubber band powered planes in this series,they are made of wood, engineering plastics, stickers, metal,GPPS foamed plastics, rubber band. Simple to construct, no glue or paints required.

Length 430mm, wingspan 480mm

£10.99
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 82543)
This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber-powered, free-flight model of a 1917 Triplane of No.1  Squadron RNAS. This is a simple but striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish as there are many triplane schemes to choose from. The No.1 Squadron RNAS (latterly 201 Squadron RAF) flew Triplanes between December 1916 and December 1917 over the Western Front before being belatedly re-equipped with Sopwith Camels.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of ‘stick and tissue’, that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that – once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or ‘trimmed’.  This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.

The Sopwith Triplane is just one of a series of kits designed and manufactured by the Vintage Model Company. Aeromodelling was very popular from the 1950s until the 1980s and following a decline and the loss of UK manufacturers such as FROG, KeilKraft and Veron, a revival is now underway. The advent of modern technology such as laser cutting of parts and the growth of the internet giving access to information on the skills and techniques required to successfully build and fly these models, means new enthusiasts are discovering the joys of aeromodelling every day.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm

£29.99
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 103268)
A modern recreation of a classic design this kit includes glue to get you going.
This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a P-51D Mustang factory serial number 44-13557 as delivered to 355th fighter group based at Steeple Morden, England circa July 1944.
The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme. This is a simple but striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish. There are plenty to choose from - USAAF Mustangs were often brightly painted and highly individual to the pilot.

Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of ‘stick and tissue’, that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that – once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or ‘trimmed’.  This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm

£24.99
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 103270)

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Cessna 140.
The kit is provided with the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a red Cessna 140 that is registered in Uruguay. This is a simple but your own favourite or more complicated scheme can be applied if you wish.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework),
covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must
follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".
This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm

£24.99
Stock Locations

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 89005)

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Corsair operated by VMF-216, a fighter squadron of the U.S. Marines Corps - nicknamed the “Bulldogs”.
The Bulldogs were based on the Essex Class aircraft carrier USS Wasp before taking part in the Battle of Iwo Jima in early 1945. The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme. This is a simple striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of ‘stick and tissue’, that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that – once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or ‘trimmed’.  This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm

£24.99
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 24699)
Gunther Xantos Large Rubber Powered Aircraft GU1632
Airplane with rubber-powered motor. Span: XXL Size. Foil-covered spring steel wire frame.
Wingspan 76cm/length 61cm
Age 8+
£28.00
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 78734)
This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Hawker Hurricane.
The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a red Hurricane that served in the 527 Calibration Squadron, which flew from Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire in 1943.This is a simple but striking scheme, but you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".
This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor.
These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm
£24.99
Stock Locations

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 88995)

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Daimler Benz powered ME109E (Emil). ME109Es were painted in a myriad of schemes, most of which were complicated and not in block colours and would be difficult to achieve with a rubber powered scale model such as this. Therefore, the kit is provided with the materials (other than paints) to complete a simple block colour scheme to capture the spirit of the aircraft as would have fought in The Battle of Britain. Alternatively, you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.
Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed". This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible.
Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingspan 18in / 460mm

£24.99
Stock Locations

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 89014)

This kit is for building a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Jodel D18. The kit is provided with the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a yellow Jodel D18 that is registered in the UK. This is a simple but striking scheme, but alternatively you can decide to do your own favourite or more complicated scheme if you wish.
Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework),
covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".

This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding. Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible. Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.
Wingpsan 18in / 460mm

£24.99
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 3216)
£7.00
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Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 39853)
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Technical and artistic genius Leonardo da Vinci experimented with models powered by tensioned elastic materials in the 17th century. Rubber bands have been used by model flying enthusiasts for many years, probably the simplest and most natural power-source to keep flying models in the air for a long time. As long as a strand of rubber is put under tension by turning the propeller, and when the latter is let go, the stored-up power is released slowly and steadily. By using simple, effective rubber-powered motors in flying models, Gunther became the pioneer of a new era of flying toys over 50 years ago. As a result of the excellent aerodynamic flight properties of Gunther models, the power of the twisted rubber band can be used to the full. The flying-models take-off with a flourish, disconnect the free-weeling propeller when the bands has unwound and land elegantly like a glider on the ground. They only need to be "recharged" by hand to take on more power for yet more elegant flights.

For over 50 years Gunther have been developing and producing flying models. To play with these models means to be in contact with nature, to experience the power of wind.