Brand New Laser Cut Rib Kit for the Kawasaki Hien "Tony" Warbird for .35 Engines Designed by Vince Micchia
This listing is for the Rib Kit only, not a complete kit.
34 RIB and Wing Tip parts are all that is being offered in this partial short rib kit.
Here is an excellent plane that apparently was never kitted nor are there plans available for free download. I was able to secure a set and redrew the parts above in CAD. Now for the first time, the ribs and main spar are available for purchase as a partial rib kit.
I have spent time redrawing the ribs for this plane because nobody else had done so. Even with the paper plans, the most important and hardest part to cut from scratch are the ribs and these are no exception being that the taper and narrow as they move out along the wing… but I solved my problem. I have completely redrawn all the parts in this kit. I am offering this wing rib kit and the main spar for those who want to quickly and accurately build and fly this model.
I am only asking the price of the balsa, shipping and a few extra dollars for my time and I’ll send you the ribs I used to build my own Tony.
If you already have the plans and you are now dragging your feel because you know how much time and effort you will have to commit to recreating the toughest parts, then let me give you the accelerator you need to get to flying rather than spending time being bogged down trying to replicate the ribs.
I usually will cut your ribs the day or day after the order is placed. The extended handling time is only there in case there are unforeseen circumstances cause delays in cutting - shipping usually within a couple days or so.
This listing is for the set of ribs needed to build this model plane. It does not include anything else.
All items sent USPS First Class (or priority if buyer selects).
Since these are made to order custom parts, returns are typically not accepted.
If you need a copy of the original plans and build article, send me a message.
Thanks for looking.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (??, "flying swallow") is a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft. Used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, it was designated the "Army Type 3 Fighter" (?????). Allied intelligence initially believed Ki-61s were Messerschmitt Bf 109s and later an Italian Macchi C.202, which led to the Allied reporting name of "Tony", assigned by the United States War Department. The design originated as a variant of the Kawasaki Ki-60, which never entered production. The Ki-61 became the only mass-produced Japanese fighter of the war to use a liquid-cooled inline V engine. Over 3,000 Ki-61s were produced. Initial prototypes saw action over Yokohama during the Doolittle Raid on 18 April 1942, and continued to fly combat missions throughout the war.