H-VR-100 Halligan Aircraft Co The Halligan Plane Autographed by The Halligan Brothers
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very rare and even more so in this condition and signed by the designers - Russell H Halligan and Francis Halligan signed the plans on 8-21-1976. I can only find reference to one of these kits changing hands since 1998. This is an operating model of the Halligan's unique aircraft. Features a 40 foot wingspan, over 79 parts all preformed and ready to assemble including die-cut wood parts, aluminum gears, aluminum shafts (drilled and threaded), aluminum bearings and stabilization bar, metal hardware where required, pre-shaped blades and hubs, fully formed wire landing gear, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, detailed plans, full text instructions and much more. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and paperwork. The model includes a news paper article (The Milwaukee Journal, Nov 17, 1979) about the brothers and the aircraft. The Halligan Plane was designed to take off and land without a runway, travel as fast or faster than convention aircraft and to be as easy to operate as the family car. The "Halligan Vertical Rising, Hovering and Self-Stabilizing" rotary wing airplane can do all those things and more say Russel and Francis Halligan. Neither has ever flown in a regular airplane, but the two brothers have spent most of their lives developing the unusual craft, which has flown only a few yards and has not left the ground since about 1930. It makes a great story and the owner of this kit can read all about it in the newspaper article.
This item has been sold.
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