- R/C Combat Gremlin kits:
The R/C Combat Gremlin was developed in New England by Eric
Henderson and has been flown by several local
clubs since early 1991 and spread across the country to start the streamer combat revolution.
It was flown as a demo event at the 1992 NATS in Chicopee MA. It was featured in the
February 1994 R/C Report as a kit review as well as the original December 1992 R/C Modeler magazine
construction article. We have been supplying foam cores and kits under agreement with Mr.
Henderson since the original 1992 construction article. We have expanded the Gremlin family recently with
two electric offerings, the 30" Speed 400 sized Mini R/C Combat Gremlin
as well as our newest plane, the full 48" sized R/C Combat GremTwin.
Both of these new versions share the great handling and stability of the original design. We
market multiple levels of kits and replacement parts. Each plane is available as a full kit with all
the wood parts precut (lasercutting for the Twin and Mini) as well as an Almost Ready-to-Cover version
which does the majority of the building for you with a prebuilt wing and fuselage(s). For our original
Gremlin we also offer a short kit which includes cores and PVC Fuselage but just patterns for the
- We now offer Vinyl Gremlin
through our PayPal order form.
video shows Dave Beach launching his Gremlin at a contest in 2005. Or check out our
YouTube Channel for more
- The Gremlin is used in single design R/C streamer
combat contests around the country but is a fun, durable plane to fly and has become a standard
"hot dogging" plane at many New England flying fields. If you can handle
an aileron trainer, you can fly the Gremlin. Fun, low cost, durability,
and short (about 6-10 hours) building time make this plane a winner. For
.25 to .40 size engines. We do have dealer pricing for quantity orders
placed on Hobby Shop letterhead. Distributor inquiries welcome.
- NERCCA Combat Newsletter:
- We currently produce a newsletter for the New England R/C Combat
Association (NERCCA) which come out about one a month during the contest season. It
is available for free by email by sending a subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the message "subscribe" in the body. Past issues and contest reports with pictures are available
in the online archive
as well as a Gremlin
combat contest calendar.
- 2 Meter glider wing upgrades:
- We offer full replacement wing kits for upgrading either the
Gentle Lady or Spirit to a more competitive intermediate level glider. These
popular gliders are great to learn on and we offer a low cost upgrade to keep
them flying so you can develop your intermediate skill levels. The wing
planform is a 24" inboard panel with a 9" constant chord and a 15" tip panel tapering to a 7" tip.
These wing kits include 3/8"x1/8"x18" basswood spars with vertical grain balsa shear webs, balsa leading
edges, full 1/16" balsa sheeting, fiberglass tape for the center section and trailing edge, and instructions
for creating a bolt on polyhedral, aileron, flap or full house wing.
airfoils available from stock or your choice of airfoil
in the same planform for the same price with a possible slight delay.
- We get a lot of questions on airfoil selection. My feeling is
that you can't go wrong with the SD7037. It penetrates well and has a good
speed range. I personally have flown the S3021 with polyhedral and flaps and
the SD7037 in a tiplet planform with flaps and ailerons and prefer the
- Quickee 500 cores:
- We offer low cost, quality 25" panel Quickee 500 cores for $8
per set. We're using the Dodger airfoil that is popular in NEPRO
The cores are cut to use 3/32" top sheeting and 1/16" bottom
- For our standard products we ship within 1 weekend of receipt of
payment with Almost Ready-to-Cover versions taking about a week to build prior to shipping.
- For non-US orders please email us at the address
below for us to PayPal invoice you with the actual shipping costs. International shipment is typically done through
the US Postal Service so you can check here and calculate a typical full
kit at 4 pounds in a "large package" from zipcode 01550. Thank you.
- Payment and shipping and handling:
- Checks and money orders are accepted for US orders or use our
PayPal order form for fastest shipment. US shipping is by FedEx where
possible (please provide a street address, phone number and a legible email for tracking) and is a single $10
S&H fee per US order. COD is available (US only) for $6 additional.
Email us today.
Last updated: Friday September 27, 2013