Aim high with this exciting and curious model from Ugears, the Flight Starter, a portable hand catapult loaded with smart mechanics and a lot of fun. The Flight Starter is a mechanical launcher for light flying airplane models, three of which are included in the kit. The model’s one of a kind design produced a look resembling something from outer space – a star ship, a shuttle or a blaster gun from a science fiction adventure film. The all sci-fi design is implemented in the Ugears skeleton with a steampunk style that reveals the inside working mechanisms.
The launcher is equipped with a rubber band motor that provides tension to powers the plane when released. The trigger has been designed with a safety lock. The tension and therefore the distance the aircraft is going to cover is controlled by a winding crank. The range of this new cool ballistic model can exceed 30 meters – depending on the “bolts used and how tight the crank is wound. A special support makes the crank a part of the platform for the aircraft fitted to launch. A high quality plywood and ergonomic design ensure that the launcher comfortably sits in the hand and allows a more precise aim. The kit includes a plywood glider and two paper airplanes compatible with your Flight Starter. Depending on the adjusted angles of the wings and other elements of the plane before launching, it can be made to go into a loop, barrel-roll, nose-up and other fun maneuvers.
If you’d like to build your own aircraft, Ugears designers suggest relatively light materials: paper, cardboard, balsa, etc. The model kit is comprised of 198 parts and has everything you will need for assembly. This model is made of natural material that are nice to the touch and gives a very pleasant feel. Like all Ugears models, the Flight Starter comes with step-by-step, full-color, truly easy to follow instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Japan, Italian, Chinese and Korean) and requires neither glue nor special tools to be fully assembled into functional mechanical launcher. The pre-cut parts are made from high-quality and sustainable wooden material and fit together like a puzzle. Ugears wishes fair skies and tail-winds. Send your imagination to flight with the Flight Starter from Ugears.
- Number of parts: 198
- Level: Easy
- Assembly Time: 3 hours
- Recommended Age: 14+
- Model Dimension: 11.2 x 13.4 x 7.5 in.
- Weight: 1.34 lbs