Guillows Rumpler C5 - 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 206

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Guillows Rumpler C5 - 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit, 206 plastic model kit

206 Guillows Rumpler C5 - 24 inch Wingspan RC/Gas/Rubber Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right upper and short side. Purchased new on February 2, 1972. Large scale, well designed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheetwood, stripwood and spars, plastic nose cowl and engine top, full decals, scale wheels, rubber motor, plastic propeller, metal prop shaft and stock, die-cut plywood parts for gas engine conversion, covering tissue and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

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