• DPR Rare Bird (Rubber Powered)


DPR Rare Bird (Rubber Powered)


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An attractive, free-flight sailplane that offers an absorbing traditional build, towline launch and exceptional flying characteristics.

For those who already have a little model-making experience the Rare Bird offers a quality and immensely satisfying build due in no small part to its crisp laser-cut components, accurate full-size plan and lightweight wood selection. Sporting traditional tissue covering, a hook and line tow system and a banded wings this gentle flyer offers all the challenges and rewards of stick ‘n’ tissue aeromodelling. It get’s better though! Experienced modellers with a trained eye will already have realised the potential for the Rare Bird to be converted to simple single-channel radio control, or even two-channel with a motor pod. The possibilities for this kit are limited only by your imagination and your skill. The Rare Bird, then, a comfortable build for the relative beginner or an exciting challenge for the experienced radio flyer.

  • Wingspan (mm): 900
  • Length (mm): 685
  • Power source: Towline
  • Construction: Balsa & tissue


      • Outstanding flying characteristics.
      • Offers the full Stick ‘n’ tissue build experience.
      • Everything included except glue, clear dope and thinners.
      • Accurate laser cut balsa parts help speed assembly.
      • Banded wing and tailplane system.
      • Traditional lightweight tissue covering.
      • Can be converted to radio control.


      • 1 x Laser cut balsa parts set.
      • 1 x strip wood bundle for spars and longerons.
      • 1 x Sandpaper sheet.
      • 1 x Rare Bird water-slide decal sheet.
      • 1 x Towline and handle.
      • 1 x Towline marker flag.
      • 2 x Tissue paper sheets to cover the airframe.
      • 1 x Full-size plan.
      • 1 x Pre-cut clear acetate for canopy.
      • 1 x Small bag of nose weights.
      • 1 x Translucent acetate sheet to cover the plan.
      • 1 x Comprehensive step-by-step instruction manual.


        • Glue (balsa cement, PVA or cyano).
        • Craft knife
        • Model pins