Published in the July 1940 Air Trails, the Half Pint was designed by Louis Garami to see how small a gas model could be built and still give satisfactory performance. Originally with a 24 inch wingspan and an Atom ignition engine, it was not entered in competition because it did not meet the minimum weight requirement based on engine displacement of the 1940 rules.
The BMJR Half-Pint has been scaled up 125% to 30-inch wingspan, with an area of 202 sq. in. and was very competitive in both FAC Old Time Gas Electric, with an EMPS MM1 electric motor and three 110 mAh cells, ans in SAM 02 Replica with a TD 020. The MM1 brushed motor is no longer available; today with an HC 2208 brushless (M-112), 9 amp speed control (C-M-112) and an E36 timer (T-101) model should prove to be a great performer. May be flown in FAC OT Gas Electric, E-36 or AMA A-Electric.