Here’s one for the scale enthusiast. This superb 1:18.2 scale Canberra (1) Mk.8 by Chris Golds, is for the intermediate-advanced builder and employs two electric motors and Günther pusher props. Easy to hand-launch and a pleasure to fly! The model is of wood and blue foam construction. A laser-cut wood-pack is available which contains most of the shaped parts needed such as fuselage formers and wing ribs, but you will need an additional sheet and strip wood and ply to complete the model, as well as the blue foam and hardware needed. The model was designed to be powered by twin Speed 400 electric motors.
- Designer: Chris Golds
- Wingspan: 42″ / 1067 mm
- Power Source: 2 x Speed 400
- Radio Functions: 3
- Scale: 1:18.2
The full size: The English Electric Canberra entered service in 1951 as Britain’s first jet bomber, with a performance that was not only vastly superior to its piston-engined predecessors but could fly at a height and speed that many contemporary fighters could not match. It went on to be produced in many different bomber, interdictor and reconnaissance variants for the RAF and export customers all over the world and remained in RAF service for 57 years. The B(I)8 operated in the interdictor role and could be armed with cannons, rockets, bombs or nuclear weapons.
What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.