Speed dating in sf ca seperated and dating
This model is an "Antique" design but has been scaled to 75% of the orignal size to accomodate a smaller engine displacement.
The engine is an Ohlsson & Rice 23 (1947)and is mounted on an original O&R mounting tank. The "bones" depicted below is a Cleveland Playboy Jr.
Academy of Model Aeronautics Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) SAM 26 President Dick Fischer 215 Arabian Way Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-489-4078 [email protected] 26 Secretary/Treasurer Jim Bierbauer 519 W. #381 Santa Maria, CA 93454 805-928-0918 SAM 26 Newsletter editor Bob Angel 1001 Patterson Rd.
As some of these kits are sold, I'm leaving the pictures on this page because I believe many of you will enjoy seeing the pictures and contents of these vintage models. INTERESTING PICTURE I ran across this 1941 news photo at the LA Antiquarian Book Fair.
Keep in mind that these are not new kits; they are all vintage items ranging from 40 years to over 80 years old so they usually show some patina of age and signs of shelf wear. The closest model kit would be the Berkeley Consolidated P-30 with a 25 3/4" wingspan which came out around 1935, yet it is not the same.
The kit plan sometimes experiences acid-yellowing in areas caused by contact with wood and a plan can have splits along fold lines and may have tears - I try to describe these common defects as accurately as I can. The Y1P-25 crashed in January,1933 and was superceded by the P-30 which went into production.
The model of the Cumulus shown below was built from Flying Aces magazine plans published in September 1937.
The model was designed by the well known model designer aand flyer, Ben Shereshaw, who also designed the beautiful Custom Cavalier from the same time period.