KiiFLY

Putting together your KiiFO kit is half the fun!

Below are the assembly instructions for the KiiFLY (Plane) Kit. Click on an image to see an enlarged version.

Finished product:

Kiifli Plane tile

GETTING STARTED

KiiFO kits are made from quality cardboard. They are designed to be light enough so that a child can wear them for quite some time without becoming fatigued.

The thinness of the cardboard can make assembly of the kits a bit difficult in places. To facilitate construction, some of the panels come with slotted tabs through which it is possible to insert a temporary cardboard pin which helps to hold everything in place.

Take your time and enjoy the process. It will all come together at the gluing stage.

You will need:
  • scissors
  • hot-melt glue gun
  • clear space
  • craft knife is handy
  • clothes pegs make useful clamps
CHOKING DANGER

Some of the waste cardboard pieces are very small. If you are constructing a kit in the presence of a small child, put the slot waste and other small pieces of cardboard into a handy bin or bag. Poke out all of the slots before you start the project in order to eliminate choking hazards.

PAINTING AND DECORATING YOUR KIT

You can spray or roll paint onto your kit when it is still in the flat-pack form.
The white side takes paint very well.
The kit may be painted after assembly too. Felt-tip pens work well. The kit might be a work in progress. Think of it as a three dimensional canvas.

When you are happy with the decoration, submit your photos to us to put into our Gallery for others to see!

OPTIONAL

The panels may be spray painted before they are pressed out:

KiiKA assembly spray painting

step one

Join the tail and rudder panels along the slots:

Kiifly kit assembly step 1

step two

Sandwich the tail panel between the two side panels of the aeroplane body.
Thread the cable tie through the three panels. Zip up the tie but not too tight just yet.

Kiifly kit assembly step 2

step three

Put the dorsal panel in place by spreading the two sides:

Kiifly kit assembly step 3

STEP FOUR

Fit the backrest panel in place.
Carefully bend the two sides inwards towards each other. The cardboard will bend on the backrest join.

Kiifly kit assembly step 4

STEP FIVE

Attach the dashboard panel:

Kiifly kit assembly step 5

STEP SIX

Insert the chin panel tabs into the slots at the bottom of the dashboard:

Kiifly kit assembly step 6

STEP SEVEN

Attach the grill panel whilst at the same time lifting up the chin panel to fit the side slots as well as locating the grill panel bottom tab:

Kiifly kit assembly step 7

STEP EIGHT

Bend up the propeller shaft bracket as shown below – about halfway between centre hole and tab is good.

Kiifly kit assembly step 8

Bend both sides.

STEP NINE

Insert bracket tabs into grill slots.
Cut two wedges of cardboard to place through the holes in the tabs. This will keep the bracket in place.

Kiifly kit assembly step 9

STEP TEN

Use the cut-out from the window to make a propeller shaft. Cut off a piece about 8 cm wide:

Kiifly kit assembly step 10

STEP ELEVEN

Insert the propeller shaft through the bracket and through the grill:

Kiifly kit assembly step 11

STEP TWELVE

Put the bonnet panel in place:

Kiifly kit assembly step 12

STEP THIRTEEN

Put the window panel in place:

Kiifly kit assembly step 13

STEP FOURTEEN

Gradually bend up the wing. Give it a gentle even curve.
You never know, you might actually get airborne!

Kiifly kit assembly step 14

STEP FIFTEEN

Fit the wing at the front. Align the wing slots with the cabin slots:

Kiifly kit assembly step 15

STEP SIXTEEN

Bend the wing to fit it into the rear slots:

Kiifly kit assembly step 16

STEP SEVENTEEN

Put one of the washers on the shaft:

Kiifly kit assembly step 17

STEP eighteen

Slip on the propeller.
Put on a washer on to hold prop.
Alternatively, you can put a rubber band on the end of the shaft.

Kiifly kit assembly step 18

STEP nineteen

Thread the straps through the slot at the bottom of the dashboard. Use a piece of slot waste as a stopper.

Thread the strap over the stopper and back through the slot:

Kiifly kit assembly step 19

STEP twenty

Thread the strap through the lowest slot on the backrest.
Thread up through the next two slots.
Tuck the tail under the first loop. When the straps are adjusted for the child, you can put a dab of glue on the straps or a strip of tape.

Kiifly kit assembly step 20

STEP twenty-one

Cut the tail off the cable tie. Wrap a piece of tape around it if it leaves a sharp end.

Kiifly kit assembly step 21

STEP twenty-two – LAST STEP!

Now it is time to glue the aeroplane in strategic places. This will make the kit more robust.

Kiifly kit assembly step 22

It’s fun to use the glue gun but remember –

GLUE IS HOT!

Kiifly kit assembly step 22

Children can enter the aeroplane by tipping it on its nose and getting inside the cabin. Remember to put arms outside of the straps.

Kiifly kit assembly step 23