The Nobler, originally designed by George Aldrich in 1950, was introduced in the 1952 May & June issues of Model Airplane News. The Nobler was said to be designed with 3 key features in mind; smoothness performing maneuvers, appearance, and the m..
The Stuka, designed by Hi Johnson, appeared in the 1960 Model Airplane News Annual and was reported as one of the most spectacular scale-stunt aircraft ever designed. Most unique feature I noticed is the Polliwog airfoil which with the con..
The International Stunt Champ by Lloyd Curtis was the winner of the 6th Annual Plymouth International Model Plane Contest in Detroit, Michigan, August, 1952, and was awarded the Air Trails Perpetual Trophy. The Design was published in the March 1953 ..
In the March 1955 issue, MAN reported; "Toughest stunt pattern in America is the Mirror Flying Fair in New York. The winning plane must be tops. This is that ship." This plane, designed by Harold "Red" Reinhardt at age 22, was built just..
The BMJR model designed by Dave Platt follows the 3 views of the real aircraft, and was intended as a Profile Scale model to incorporate an RC throttle, providing a platform for the builder to add as much scale detail as desired. The proportion..
~~Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109, was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. The Bf 109 was the most produ..
The BMJR Scout was developed from a hand drawn plan from Joe dated 1996. When it was announced 1/2A Stunt was to be flown at the 2019 Brodak fly-in , we pulled it down and built one. Turned out to be a fun “nostalgic” bu..
I met Jack at Brodak in 2014 and that year, I was able to visit him after the Nats. In his shop (basement) he had a stack of plans, of which he gave me the ME-109 ( BMJR Kit B-256), which he said was the bes..
The Super Chief was flown in 1950 and 1951 by George Aldrich in the senior division. Some of the design features like the “airfoil” shaped vertical stab/rudder were later incorporated in his famous Nobler design. The design was said to be a significa..
The original TEOSAWKI was designed by Clayton Smith around 2005 with a 53” span. It was reported that Clayton, an avid combat flyer, had a dislike of the fancy, super finished, complicated stunt models; so he set out to create a rug..
Specifications; Wing Span 48”, Wing Area 489 sq. in., Engines. 29 - .35
The “Zilch” was designed by Jim Saftig and 1st published in the April 1951 Model Airplane News, and later in the Feb 1979 Model Aviation. Most popular v..
specifications; Wingspan 27", Wing Area 156 Sq. In, Engines .049 - .061
The “Zilch” was designed by Jim Saftig and 1st published in the April 1951 Model Airplane News, and later in the Feb 1979 Model Aviation. Most popular versio..
The “Zilch” was designed by Jim Saftig and 1st published in the April 1951 Model Airplane News, and later in the Feb 1979 Model Aviation. Most popular version was that kitted by Berklley (originally the super Zilch was in 1947). Tod..