Cleveland 1/16 Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 17.6 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft, M-14

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Cleveland 1/16 Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 17.6 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft, M-14 plastic model kit

1/16 M-14 Cleveland Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 17.6 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

This is a Cleveland Master model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, balsa and hardwood stock as required, metal round stock, quality covering material, completely carved cowl, fully finished main and tail wheels, finished thrust button, clear windscreen material, printed instrument panel, rigging material and highest quality plans. The model has not been started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Please NOTE that the plans are only in 'good' condition and have some tape. They are complete useable. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

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