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Graupner Weltmeister Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit

Graupner Weltmeister Cirrus Sailplane Kit - Airplanes and Rockets

Vintage Model Kit Archive

For the benefit of all the aeromodeling community, I have been collecting images of vintage airplane, helicopter, and boat kits which have appeared on eBay. Over time, it has been a very good source of photos of it boxes and labels, plans, and all the included kit components - balsa, plywood, hardwood, music wire, canopies, and hardware. Hyperlinks to external websites is kept to a minimum because pages disappear frequently. Copyrights, if any, are hereby acknowledged.

People are paying amazing prices for a piece of model aviation history. This 1968 era Graupner Weltmeister Cirrus sailplane kit recently sold at auction on eBay for $2,500. You might think for that price the seller would pick up the shipping cost, but evidently not. According the the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Inflation Calculator, that $2,500 in 2020 money is the equivalent of $505 in 1968.

The Graupner Weltmeister Cirrus (kit #4229) has a wingspan of 3000 mm (3 meters). The box states, "True-to-scale R/C soarer for tow launching, slope soaring and conversion to powered glider. Accommodates multi-channel or proportional R/C equipment with 2 - 6 channels for rudder, elevator and aileron control. Wingspan is 118 1/8" " The fuselage appears to be constructed of four sections of molded ABS plastic. My guess is that packet of " A look at the kit contents shows lots of metal parts, including an aluminum main former for the power pod assembly. Lots of balsa and hardwood parts are required for the big wing and empennage components. There appears to be two canopy frames and three canopy covers - not clear why, maybe spares from other kits?

The following thumbnail images were retrieved from eBay, Worthpoint, and other websites. Hyperlinks to the originals are provided.

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Box Top - Airplanes and Rockets 

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Box Top

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Description - Airplanes and Rockets

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Description



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Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Parts in Box

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Plastic & Metal Parts - Airplanes and Rockets 

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Plastic & Metal Parts 

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Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Balsa & Hardwood Parts 

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Plans, Decals & Power Pod Parts - Airplanes and Rockets 

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Plans, Decals & Power Pod Parts

 

Graupner Weltmeister Cirrus Sailplane (RCGroups) - Airplanes and Rockets

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Photos

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Specifications (ricardo.ch) - Airplanes and Rockets

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Specifications
(Archive.org webpage)

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Partially Built (worthpoint) - Airplanes and Rockets

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Partially Built

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 Parts (ricardo.ch) - Airplanes and Rockets

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 ABS Molded Fuselage Parts (worthpoint) - Airplanes and Rockets 

Graupner Cirrus R/C Sailplane Kit #4229 ABS Molded Fuselage Parts

 

 

Posted April 11, 2020

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