Napier-Heston Type 5, Alexandre Bigey, Dujin Resin Kit


Although mostly known as the Napier-Heston Racer, this highly streamlined aircraft was designed around the new Napier Sabre engine for the absolute world speed record. During its maiden flight on June 12, 1940, after a short circuit following pitch control and engine overheating problems, the flare was carried out too high and the aircraft stalled breaking off in two parts when slamming on the ground. There ended its short career. The model is built from the Dujin Resin kit. The landing gear was scratchbuilt using aluminium tubing, brass struts, and sheet styrene, due to the weakness of the kit's parts. The propeller is a plastic item from the spares box, and the decals are from Aeroclub.

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