August 4, 2020
Graupner Chico

Graupner Chico

I was lucky to get hold of a modern replica of this 1977 kit. It builds nicely, and I will ditch the silly Cox dummy engine in favor of a real engine. An Enya .15 fits nicely in the nose with a few modifications.

Graupner Chico
What a lovely classic looking 70s model
The kit is laser cut. Some parts are interlocking but many parts have laser engraving. In this example you can see where to glue in fuse former #11
More engraving to show position of parts
The kit includes full-size plans, and they are reprints of the original and show glow-engine mounting examples, although the kit requires a bit of modifications. Similarly, there is no elctric engine mounting shown on the plan.