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Kit Specifications...

Bantam (Monoplane)
Span: 39"
Wing Area: 210 Sq. In.
Weight: 8 oz.
Flight Time: 5-6 min.

Bantam Bipe
Span: 39"
Wing Area: 380 Sq. In.
Weight: 8.8 oz.
Flight Time: 5-6 min.

Motor: GWS/MPI
Gear Ratio: 5.9:1
Prop: 9"x4.7"
Battery Pack: 7 cell, SR 190 Series
Radio: 3 channel

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Unfortunately, the Bantam kit is currently out of stock. If you would like to be put on a waiting list so that you'll be notified when we plan the next limited production run of the kit, please send us an email at  .

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Bantam Bipe Kit, $54.953x3.gif (810 bytes)3x3.gif (810 bytes)

The SR Bantam design is really two different aircraft. The "Bantam" is a sporty monoplane while the "Bantam Bipe" is a majestic biplane. Both were designed around the popular GWS/MPI power system that is used in the GWS Tiger Moth, Cub, and Pico Stick. If you've busted up one of the GWS airplanes, you can move the power and radio systems right over to either of our two new kits. If you don't have these systems, we'll be glad to supply them.

Both kits are wonderful flyers. The airfoil used in our X250 and Cutie kits gives both Bantams superb flight characteristics. Both are very docile and both are great for indoor and outdoor flying. Although you can't consider an 8 oz. aircraft a good windy day flyer, the Bantam in particular can handle a little breeze. Unlike the "foam tray" designs that flutter and self-destruct when you pick up the speed, both Bantams have a very broad speed range.

As you can see from the photos at the bottom of this page, the Bantam and Bantam Bipe are both great for indoor flying. They have been extensively flight tested in a 75' x 90' single basketball court and the Bantam Bipe in particular is great for this kind of flying because of its lower wing loading.

As is typical of an SR kit, the Bantam kits are very complete. They include the best wood you've ever seen, GWS 1 7/8" wheels, pushrods, control horns, window graphic material, computer cut wing graphic, and much, much more. There's even a 40 page instruction manual and a newly revised copy of R/C Techniques Volume R-13 on covering techniques.

"Thanks. The Bantam Biplane is the best kit I have ever built. Great instruction manual, perfect fit on the laser cut parts. This kit makes the others manufactures look like amateurs." Max Newman

If you'd like to take a look at the instruction manual, click on this link for a PDF file of the first 20 pages of the Bantam's instruction manual. Bantam Instruction Manual (1500K file)

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Both Bantam kits include:
All laser cut balsa and plywood parts, GWS 1 7/8" wheels, control horns, DuBro Micro Kwik Links, SR Gapless Hinge Tape, composite wire/aluminum pushrods, computer cut graphics, numerous building fixtures,  socket head screws, full size plans, 40 page instruction manual, etc., etc., etc.. 

In addition to either Bantam kit itself, what will you need to get flying?

  • Power System
  • Charger
  • Radio System
  • Covering Material
  • Basic Building Tools

Building Tools and Materials...

Ultracote Lite Covering Material, $15.95 per roll
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You can't go wrong with Ultracote Lite. It's easy to work with and looks great. It will only take one roll to cover either Bantam kit. It comes in transparent red, transparent yellow, and transparent violet.



5/64� Ball Driver, $6.953x3.gif (810 bytes)

A 5/64� Allen Wrench will work fine with the socket head screws, but a Ball Driver makes it soooo much easier!





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