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Airlane Luscombe Sedan - 14 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Flying Aircraft, Q7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$32   

Rare and in investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. From the early 1950s. This kit is fresh from old store stock that was carefully stored; as a result, it is in exceptional, almost never touched condition. The boxes are as they left the factory with new colors and no damage - even the tabs and box ends are intact and perfect. Inside, this is a 14" wingspan flying wooden model aircraft that is prefabricated along the lines of the Comet Struct-O-Speed. Features all die-cut parts, one-piece balsa wings & tail feathers, fuselage bulkheads & sides, top and bottom in balsa, other balsa parts, completely finished hardwood wheels and thrust button, fully formed wire landing gear struts and prop shaft/rubber retainer, a beautiful bright red plastic 4" prop, cut-out red decorations for dual fuselage and horizontal stabilizer stripes, red cowling, cabin windows and windshield and full instructions. Since this model is all balsa, there is no tissue. Never started. The inside is exactly as it left the factory, including a white letter paper protector for the parts. It is 100% complete. Little is known about Airlane Model Company, but they attracted some of the top model aircraft talent in the country. They were located at 318 W. 29th Street, Chicago, IL. These plans were drawn by Bill Gough, who is a well known Model Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee. He was involved almost from the start with model airplane design and development from 1925 onward. He designed kits for Comet from 1935 to 1938, and after the war developed plastic kits for Monogram and Lindberg. He wrote early articles on model aviation for Sunday newspapers; at one point, he was in 17 national papers. His designs often appeared numerous magazines, especially in "Model Aviation" where he was known for brilliant, innovative and beautiful models that flew well. Bill was a competitive flier for more than 50 years. Starting in 1932 as a Junior Birdman, he competed for years in Chicago area contests. Later, he took parts in the AMA Nats and continued right up until 1984. His list of competition wins is too long to list here. As for Airlane, they had a series of wooden boat kits, a series of wagon (old west style) models, sold glue with their name on it (in 5 and 10 cent sizes) as well as two lines- "R" (larger wingspan, 50 cents) and "Q" (smaller, 25 cents) flying kits which included R1 through R9 Taylorcraft, Betty Skelton Little Stinker, Luscombe Sedan, Ercoupe, Spitfire, Curtiss Helldiver, A2D Skyshark, F-86 Sabre, Mig-15 and Q1-Q12 Cessna 170, Stinson Voyager, Taylorcraft, Piper Cub, Beech Bonanza, Aeronca, Luscombe Sedan, Bellanca Cruisemaster, Ercoupe, Tempest, XP81 and the F8F Bearcat.

Comet North American P-51B Mustang Speed Glider - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, G2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, covering papers and plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Airlane Hawker Tempest - 8.25 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Flying Aircraft, T-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare flying rubber-powered model from the early 1950s. This kit is fresh from old store stock that was carefully stored; as a result, it is in exceptional, almost never touched condition. The boxes are as they left the factory with new colors and no only slight wear as shown. Inside, this is a 8.25" wingspan flying wooden model aircraft that is prefabricated along the lines of the Comet Struct-O-Speed. Features all die-cut parts, one-piece balsa wings & tail feathers, fuselage bulkheads & sides, top and bottom in balsa, balsa prop, rubber motor, cut-out covering templates on the plans, cut-out insignia and illustrated instructions. Since this model is all balsa, there is no tissue. Never started. The inside is exactly as it left the factory It is 100% complete. Little is known about Airlane Model Company, but they attracted some of the top model aircraft talent in the country. They were located at 318 W. 29th Street, Chicago, IL. Many Airlane plans were drawn by Bill Gough, who is a well known Model Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee. He was involved from 1925 onwards. He designed kits for Comet from 1935 to 1938, and after the war developed plastic kits for Monogram and Lindberg. He wrote early articles on model aviation for Sunday newspapers; at one point, he was in 17 national papers. His designs often appeared numerous magazines, especially in "Model Aviation" where he was known for brilliant, innovative and beautiful models that flew well. Bill was a competitive flier for more than 50 years. Starting in 1932 as a Junior Birdman, he competed for years in Chicago area contests. Later, he took parts in the AMA Nats and continued right up until 1984. His list of competition wins is too long to list here. As for Airlane, they had a series of wooden boat kits ("W" line), a series of wagon (old west style) models, sold glue with their name on it (in 5 and 10 cent sizes) as well as six aircraft lines- "X" solid scale (non-flying) models, "T" with <10" wingspans, "B" line with large 24 inch wingspans, "R" (larger wingspan, 50 cents) and "Q" (smaller, 25 cents and "D" line with large wingspans for gas engines .074 to .099,) flying kits. The R line included R1 through R12, Q was Q1 through Q15, "D" was D1 and D2, the T line was T1 through T6, B was B1-B3, the ships were W-1 through W-3 and there was even a line of solid scale models that were X-1 through X-6.

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Modern reissue of the original 1961 kit. Large-scale, detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. Features quality balsa die-cut parts and strip wood, firewall for gas engine installation, scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light plastic nose cowl, excellent full color decals, 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.

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 602

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Newer issue (probably late 1970s or 80s) of this popular flyer. Features quality, die cut balsa wood, covering tissue, prop, bushing, wheels and hardware, rubber motor, color decals and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet F-51 Mustang Struct-O-Speed Prefabricated Flying Aircraft - (P-51), 2304

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early to mid 1970s. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die cut and factory balsa wood parts, clear vacuform canopy, formed and finished wheels, plastic prop & thrust button, rubber motor, color insignia and plans/instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Has a 13" wingspan when assembled. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Easy Built Models De havilland Tiger Moth DH-82 - 20 Inch Wingspan SAM Qualified, 1/18, FF61

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. At some point, they were bought out or moved to America, with a given address in Fairview, PA. Actual scale is given as 1/17.6. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber motor, wheels, colored covering tissue, instructions and full sized plans.

Easy Built Models Spad S XIII - 16 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight, 1/20, EB14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. At some point, they were bought out or moved to America, with a given address in Fairview, PA. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber motor, wheels, covering material, insignia, instructions and full sized plans.

Flyline Models Farman Moustique - 39 Inch Wingspan Scale R/C Or Free Flight, 1/12, 118

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Large kit for .049 gas free flight, R/C flying, electric conversion or static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Bellanca Skyrocket - 34.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. They are known for their high quality and feature full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Curtiss Robin - 41 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 103

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Carl Goldberg Models Gentle Lady - 2-Meter R/C Sailplane, SP-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Sale Pending
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This 78 and 1/4 inch wingspan glider is legendary for it's performance and still flown today. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Guillows Lancer 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - Rubber Endurance or .020 Gas Powered, 604

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

From the 1960s. An ideal first-time model with Guillow's 'Build By Number' system and extensive flying and trimming instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans.

Jetco Cessna 170 - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

True scale wooden flying model of this popular and sleek aiplane. Designed for Radio Control but does have provision for free-flight option. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed light-weight metal gear struts, factory-sealed hardware packet, celluloid die-cut cabin windows, shaped tapered wing edges, covering material, very large decal sheet and instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals intact and complete but have age foxing.

Jasco Fling-Hi G-12 Glider - For Rubber Band Or Hand Launch

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

High performance easy built glider kit designed for rubber or hand launch. Features a 15" length, 12" wingspan, ready cut, high quality balsa wing, tail and fuselage and full instructions. Never started and complete.

Jetco Thermic 36 Glider - 36 Inch Wingspan Jetex Or Sport Towline Glider, G-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. The Thermic 36 was a medium-sized, successful design that flew well with tow-line or boosted skyward with a Jetex 150 engine. Includes full size plan, all parts accurately die-cut, stripwood and spars, covering material and more. Perfect for RC conversion. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Berkeley Forney Aircoupe - 18.75 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/19, 24-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

5/8 (about 1/19) scale model designed for free flight or control line. Easily converted to electric power. Features molded plastic cowl, clear vacuform windshield (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), die-cut balsa parts, all required hardware, fully formed wheels, formed wire landing gear, two sheets of decals, covering tissue and excellent plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Jetco Jet 50 - 22 Wing Span for Jetex Engine, J-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Quality balsa kit intended as a 'Jet Glider' with any of the pellet jet engines of the day. Never started and complete with all parts and full plans/instructions. Did not come with the engine. In 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

SIG Pigeon and FF-14 Flip Gliders, FF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

SALE!! Includes both quick-build gliders that are factory sealed. Features pre-shaped airfoil wing and one-evening building time.

Scientific Control Line Little Bipe - 12 Inch Wingspan Prefabricated 1/2 A Gas, 29-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From 1964. Quick build model featuring factory carved fuselage from balsa, one-piece factory airfoil upper and lower wings, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed wire landing gear, finished wheels, clear windshield with printed frames, metal hardware, linkage, decals and detailed illustrated instructions. Never started and inventoried complete.