Materials
Included in your Paper Air Force kit are all the necessary materials to build the basic airframe.  the only other items that will be needed are basic tools and glue.   Paper Air Force kits can be built on any standard table, and do not require a cork board or special building surface.  The fuselage requires no plan to build, and the wing bottom is the actual plan you build right on it!

 What you get in each kit:
  • Light card sheets of pieces to be cut out 
  • some heavy card for bulks and spars 
  • multiple decal sheets 
  • a decal reference sheet 
  • clear plastic to build the canopy
  •  1 book written instructions, 2 books of photo instructions
                                                                                               

Listed below are the basic additional items that will be needed to complete your paper air force model.  materials listed "to Start" are the basic materials needed to begin building straight away.  the materials listed "to Finish" are materials you will need to finish the kit once you have reached an advanced stage of the build.                          

MATERIALS NEEDED TO GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY



Scissors
a good pair of scissors.  Since cutting bulks and spars from heavy card is involved, the scissors should be very comfortable.  Komfort kut definitely knows scissors


mini hot glue gun
Available at any arts and crafts store for about $5.  Mini glue guns and low temperature glue sticks are inexpensive and very easy to use.   They are fast, and mistakes can be "undone" easily.


White Glue
any traditional white glue for paper will do.  elmers clear school glue is excellent for 
canopies and decal reinforcement.  it will dry totally invisible


super glue
any super glue, or "ca"  will do.  Just one small bottle is enough.

hobby knife
a traditional hobby knife such as x-acto.   



5 minute epoxy
just a small size bottle will do.


Sand Paper
Rough, medium, fine

lightweight spackling paste, or modelling paste
available at any hardware store, or hobby shop.  a small size is enough



MATERIALS NEEDED TO FINISH THE KIT




20  minute slow cure epoxy
a meduim to large size bottle will be necessary to finish.  Finish Cure epoxy is recommended.  Parks Super Glaze is also highly recommended, and is very inexpensive.  It is a 20 minute cure epoxy and is found in the finishes section in hardware stores.  You get alot for very little.


DISPOSABLE VINYL GLOVES
GET A PACK OF 100 FOR ABOUT $5 FROM HARDWARE OR SUPERMARKET STORES.  USE THEM TO SPREAD 20 MINUTE EPOXY ON YOUR MODEL WITH YOUR GLOVED FINGER.  WASH UP WITH SIMPLE GREEN CLEANER OR VINEGAR IF ANY EPOXY GETS ON YOU



18 model airplane hinges
GREAT PLANES CA HINGES ARE RECOMMENDED

.055 or 1.4 mm music wire
2 standard length wires will do, found at any hobby shop

CONTROL RODS, SLEEVES, LINKAGES

nuts and bolts, washers
4 sets of 3/8" by 2" will do fine.  any similar size will also work.  a corresponding drill bit and drill will also be required to install them.

spray paint
any colors of your choice to match your desired paint scheme.  painters masking tape may also be needed
.   Krylon is cheap, plentiful, and comes in warbird colors

                                                                           NEEDED TO FLY THE KIT

4 CHANNEL RADIO WITH 2-4 MINI SERVOS

ENGINE
AN ELECTRIC BRUSHLESS outrunner MOTOR 250 - 300 watts, CAPABLE OF FLYING 32-38 OZ RANGE FOR AEROBATIC FLIGHT WILL WORK.  eNGINES SUGGESTED FOR MODELS OF A SIMILAR SIZE AND WEIGHT WILL WORK.   AN OUTRUNNER MOTOR IS RECOMMENDED.   900 - 1200 KV IS RECOMMENDED.    PAPER AIR FORCE PLANES ARE NOT DESIGNED TO FLY WITH GAS ENGINES.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL ((- ESC
SHOULD BE MATCHED TO YOUR ENGINE

BATTERY
3S  LIPO BATTERY IS RECOMMENDED