Houchin 680 GPU  1:144

FLS1440012 off, Houchin Type 680 Ground Power Unit, for Tornado, Typhoon £15.00 

This Ground Power Unit is a very common sight on RAF and FAA airbases, and is used to provide electrical power for engine starting, powering up electrical systems and more. This kit has parts to make 2 complete units, each made from two 3D printed parts, the front axle is separate to allow it to be freely positioned. Perfect for displaying alongside your 1:144 scale model jets. The completed model is about 34 mm long overall. 

To order, please e-mail with your requirements and I will send a PayPal invoice with the total prices plus postage, which will 'at cost' to you, 1st Class UK/BFPO, or Airmail elsewhere. 


Houchin 680 GPU  1:72

FLS72001     Houchin Type 680 Ground Power
     Unit, for Tornado, Typhoon etc
     £20.00 


This 1:72 kit is much more detailed than the 1:144 item, and has separate wheels to aid assembly and painting.   This kit has 7 3D printed parts, the front axle is pivoted to allow it to be freely positioned. A laser cut window panel is also included. Materials and parts are provided to make the power cables and plugs, but we are trying to locate a better cord for this purpose. Any suggestions gratefully received! Perfect for displaying alongside your 1:72 scale model jets, and the completed model is about 65 mm long overall.

Houchin 680 GPU  1:48

FLS48001     Houchin Type 680 Ground Power
     Unit, for Tornado, Typhoon etc
     £30.00 



This 1:48 kit also has 9 3D printed parts, the front axle is pivoted to allow it to be freely positioned. A laser cut window panel is also included. Perfect for displaying alongside your 1:48 scale model jets such as Tornado and Typhoon, and others. The completed model is about 100 mm long when completed. Materials and parts are provided to make the power cables and plugs, but we are trying to locate a better cord for this purpose. Any suggestions gratefully received.

I am preparing a decal sheet for this and other forthcoming designs, although the current Covid situation is holding some things up...

These units are usually painted a matt dark green, sometimes with yellow bars on the sides of the bodywork or the cable bins. Units sent to the Gulf were over-painted in Desert Pink, which wore of a bit and made them look a bit scruffy sometimes.

Watch this web site, and the Flying Start Models Facebook page, for more news soon.

To order, please e-mail with your requirements and I will send a PayPal invoice with the total prices plus postage, which will 'at cost' to you, 1st Class UK/BFPO, or Airmail elsewhere.