- Published: Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:14
- Written by Phil Coupe
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I bought the Flair SE 5a kit in October 2000, just before joining Northampton MAC. This is, as thousands know, a great kit. Everything fits (apart from the dihedral braces, which are at the wrong angle and far too small).
The airframe was straightforward, though longwinded. There are, as with all biplanes, too many wings. There are 63 bits of wood in the top wing centre section alone. The construction uses standard Flair techniques: cappings over the wing ribs, hollow trailing edges from two pieces of 1/16, then fill between the ribs. Good instructions and well detailed plans.