The Stampe SV 4B is a Belgian biplane designed by Jean Stampe and Maurice Vertongen. Jean Stampe flew with the Belgian Flying Corpsduring the First World War, and during this time he met Maurice Vertongen. Together they set up the Stampe and Vertongen Company at Antwerp-Deurne in 1923, becoming one of the largest flying schools in Belgium and possessing maintenance and ferrying contracts forthe Belgian Air Force. The SV4 first flew on 17th May 1933, with Jean Stampe at the controls. In1939 the Belgian Government ordered 300SV4s, and production was set up in Antwerp and at the Farman company in France under licence. The only SV4 which survived World War 2was OO-ATD. After the war France created the Societe de la Formation Aeronautique with 500 Stampes spread amongst aero clubs and National Flying Centres. The SV4 was the mainstay of aerobatic competitions until the 1960s, when the performance of Pitts Specialsand other aircraft left the Stampe SV4 behind.This model of the "Stampe SV 4B" is a scale replica of the full-size aircraft and is based on the original construction drawings. Theaccurately CAD-drawn plans are used to manufacture precision-cut parts from selected plywood, which offers both strength and lightweight. An all-up weight between 19,000 and 20,000 g for a model with a wingspan of 3,100 mm results in excellent flying characteristics and a low wing loading. With power from a geared ZG 62 this model is, just like the original aircraft, fully aerobatic.Tab-lock construction and very detailed step-by-step building instructions with almost 300 colour pictures make building quick and easy Wings and tail unit can be removed for transport.The complete kit contains:Complete set of router-cut wood parts, GRP cowl and GRP oil tank, wing struts, landing gear, 178 mm (7”) wheels, tail wheel assembly (GRP),fuel line for gas engine, aluminum tube, turnbuckles, brace wires, control linkages, windscreen, instrument panel, picture of cockpit instrument layout, set of drawings, tool kit for rigging, pre-fabricated steel cabane struts and complete hardware pack.To get started, you just need adhesives and covering material.