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The Novice is a very versatile model and if I was doing the desert island thing and only allowed one radio model it would very likely be my choice. The Novice was originally called the 'Cotswold Miss' and was designed by Sid King as a simple model to teach his daughter to fly on. Later kitted and renamed as the 'Novice' it was one of Sid's Cotswold kits for many years and many radio flyers had their first flights with it and many original Novi (?) still exist today.

It is a well designed built up model with sheeted fuselage sides and an all sheet tailplane. The wing section is flat bottom and this means it can be flown in windy weather and also off the slope. My own Novice has a non throttled OS 10 engine and I launch it under power to gain height and have a fly round and a few aeros then as the time comes for the fuel to run out I simply gain height and when the motor quits I trim back and have a nice long glide down.

For a versatile fun model that will give years of flying pleasure choose a Novice. It's the trainer with No-vices  Boom Boom!

Many thanks to Sid King for allowing us to kit it and keep this smashing little design going!


Span 50" (1270 mm)
Engine Size .10 2 Stroke
Radio 2 or 3 Channel

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