Welcome to the world of the Florio Flyer model airplane kits. The Florio Flyer line has been a favorite to tens of thousands of modelers for the past 40 years. Time and time again the Florio designs have proven themselves as one of the top contenders in the competitive fun fly events . If you are looking for a serious fun fly competitor or a easy Sunday flyer (with the ability to increase your pulse rate if desired) then a Florio Flyer model is what you are looking for.


Nifty 50                                                  designed by John Florio


     The one you won't retire once you learn how to Fly 'er

The Nifty 50 was designed for the first time builder/flyer in mind. When flown at the modest speeds, the Nifty 50 is a superior trainer. With its gentle, stable flying characteristics and its amazing turning ability with 3 channels, the student will learn the basics of R/C flying quickly. 

Its exceptional design provides a large performance envelope that will continue to provide you with thrills and excitement as your skills improve. Once you open up the throttle, the Nifty 50 will amazingly perform most all the aerobatic functions that the more advanced aircraft will. 

The Nifty 50's construction is the same time tested Florio design that is in the legendary Flyer .40 & Flyer .60. The balsa, ply and maple engine rail construction make an extremely strong but light airframe. Over twelve thousands Nifty kits have been sold over the years. The Nifty 50 has proven its durability and outstanding maneuverability by many. Like all John and Jim  Florio designs… it's  just done right !


wing span   50"                                   - isolated tank compartment

length  39-1/4"                                   - band saw and laser cut parts

wing area  500 sq.in.                           - formed wire landing gear

power   .15 to .25 cu.in.                      - maple engine rails

design weight  3 to 3-3/4 lbs                - strong durable construction

radio   3 channel


Nifty 50 EP

All the same great features and characteristics of the Nifty 50 but in the popular electric version.  All the Nifty 50 kits come with the instructions to convert the model to electric if the builder wishes to do so. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to electric equipment that the choices are endless. We chose the quality equipment of E Flite for our Nifty. The E Flite .15 size  950 kv outrunner, a 40 amp speed control and a 3s 11.1v 2200mAh Li Po turned out to be the perfect combination. The Nifty balanced out perfectly with no added weight needed. The .15 size motor provided ample power for the Nifty with flight times from 10 to 18 minutes depending on the throttle setting. Remember, keep it light.


 power     .15 size motor

 speed control     40 amp.

 battery     3s 11.1v 2200mAh LiPo




Flyer .40/.60                                     designed by John Florio

The one that started it all.  The Flyer series was introducted a number of years ago to meet the demand for a high performance sport flyer.  It has been an outstanding competitor at fun fly events for many years.  Even though it is a high performance aircraft, the Flyer has excellent low speed handling characteristics and is a relatively easy aircraft to fly and has no bad habits.  If it is a hot sport airplane that you are looking for, then the Flyer 40 and the Flyer 60 is just what you need.

The kit features maple engine rails, isolated tank compartment, and formed music wire landing gear. The hand selected balsa and ply parts are band saw and laser cut  and create a strong durable construction through-out.


       Flyer .40                                                 Flyer .60     

wing span    52-1/2 "                                  wing span    60"

length      40-3/4"                                       length      46-1/2"

wing area   505 sq. in.                                wing area   660 sq.in.

power     .35 to .45 cu.in.                            power    .45 to .61  cu.in.

design weight  4-1/4  to 4-1/2 lbs                weight   5-1/2 to 6-1/4 lbs


Stunt Wagon                                        designed by Jim Florio

The airplane with two personalities. On low rates, the Stunt Wagon makes a great flying sport airplane with the flying characteristics of an advanced trainer. The thick airfoil and large control surfaces allow positive control at very slow air speeds. Flip to high rates and add in some mixing and the Stunt Wagon becomes an aerobatic animal. Dial in your flaperon mix and you will be doing continuous four foot loops.

Some designers say their model will "turn your world upside down", the Stunt Wagon will simply make you dizzy.


wing span    50"                           -hand select balsa / ply construction

length   40-1/2                             -band sawn parts

wing area   786 sq. in.                  -isolated tank compartment

design weight  3 to 4 lbs.              -formed music wire landing gear

power   .25 to .40 cu. in.               -maple engine rail


Yankee Twister                                    designed by Jim Florio

A super high preformance fun fly airplane that turns into an addiction after a few flights. The unconventional "V" tail make this airplane do things a straight tail never dreamed of. The Yankee Twister has typical Florio Flyer construction throughout, high quality hand select balsa, fiberglass rod tail boom, carbon reinforced wing spars, maple engine rails, conventional wire landing gear and an ultra effective "V" tail.


wing span   48"

wing area   850 sq. in.

design weight  3 to 3-3/4 lbs.

engine size  .25 to .35 cu.in.