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AVRO 504K

Designer:   Nexus David Boddington

Scale:    

Wingspan:    72 in.

Length:    

Wing Area:   

Weight:    

Power Required:    0.60 cu. in.

Full Wood Kit (1) Fuselage Kit (2) Wing Kit (3) Short Kit (4) Plans (5)
$200.00 USD $120.00 USD $80.00 USD $180.00 USD $45.00 USD

Avro 504K

Designer:  Nexus David Boddington

Scale:    

Wingspan:    108 in.

Length:    

Wing Area:   

Weight:   

Power Required:    0.60 cu. in

Full Wood Kit (1) Fuselage Kit (2) Wing Kit (3) Short Kit (4) Plans (5)
$300.00 USD $200.00 USD $100.00 USD $260.00 USD $50.00 USD

Information Courtesy of My Hobby Store

(1)    "Full Wood Kit" includes all wood necessary to complete the plane including all sheeting/skin.

(2)    "Fuselage Kit" includes all wood to complete the fuselage including the sheeting/skin.

(3)    "Wing Kit" includes all wood to complete the wing/wings including the sheeting/skin.

(4)    "Short Kit" includes all formers for the fuselage, and ribs for the wing/wings, leading and trailing edges, and wings tips etc. but does not include to any sheeting/skin or regular sized sticks. Our Short Kits include all the wood parts that require more than simple cutting such as stock sized sticks and sheets/skins which can be readily purchased "to size" at local hobby shops. These standardized parts are not included in our Short Kits.

(5)    "Plans" are not include in any of our kits. You can either send us your plans or we can purchase them for you at additional cost. Your plans will not be damaged in the production process. Price of plans includes shipping.


HISTORY Courtesy of the USAF Museum

In July 1913, the British A.V. Roe (Avro) Company tested its first model 504 aircraft, and numerous variants followedóbased upon the type of engine installed. The 504K version had adapters, which allowed the installation of several different types of rotary engines. This aircraft had an undistinguished combat career, but it proved to be an excellent trainer.

After America entered World War I, it took many months to build the training facilities needed by the US Army Air Service. Meanwhile, many American student pilots went overseas for flight training. Those sent to Great Britain learned on the Avro 504K trainer before advancing to combat aircraft. The US Army Air Service eventually established its main training center at Issoudun, France, and in July 1918, the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) commanders ordered 52 Avro 504K aircraft for teaching aerobatics at Issoudun. After the war, the Army Air Service brought a few Avro 504K aircraft back to the United States, and they remained in training service for a few years.

Technical Notes
Maximum speed: 95 mph
Ceiling: 13,000 ft
Weight: 1,830 lbs