The Flight Starter, a new exciting and curious model from Ugears. Loaded with smart mechanics and a lot of fun, this portable hand catapult is a mechanical launcher for light flying airplane models, three of which you will find in the kit.
The model’s one of a kind design is a pure work of imagination that produced a look resembling something from outer space – a star ship, a shuttle or a deadly blaster gun from a science fiction adventure film. The all sci-fi design is implemented in the Ugears iconic skeleton steam-punk style that allows you to look inside the working mechanism which you get to assemble with your own hands.
The launcher is equipped with a rubber band motor that provides tension that powers your plane when released. The trigger that sets off the mechanism has a safety lock. The tension and therefore the distance your aircraft is going to cover are controlled by a winding crank. The range of this new cool ballistic model can exceed 30 meters – depending on the “bolts” used and how tight the crank was wound. A special support makes the crank a part of the platform for the aircraft you will launch.
The kit is comprised of 198 parts and includes a glider and two paper airplanes you can use with your Flight Starter along with those planes you want to design by yourself.