It has been reported that, The Buzzard bombshell is one of the most famous aircraft in modeling history and was one the most dreaded contender in free flight circles. As I understand the Bombshell was a club project of the Buzzards club of Chicago. J..
The Dragonfly was designed by Harry Grogan for the AMA A-1 Towline Glider rules in 1972. At that time the rules specified a minimum weight of 145 gms. (5.1 oz.), a maximum total projected area of 279sq.in., and a 50 meter towline. In the ..
The Gollywock was originally designed in 1940 by Wally Simmers as a Class “C” Stick model, and became a kit produced by Midwest Model Supply Company. Model also appeared in Air Trails magazine in 1941. Model had a 31 3/4” span with ..
Dave Platt designed the .40 size Contender for Top Flight Models in 1970. Since that time it has proven an exceptionally long-lived design, being still in production today. Now 48 years later Dave has designed the min-Contender at 4..
The Miss America was originally designed by Fran Zaic in 1935 as a gas powered Free Flight model with an 84” wing span and became a kit by Scientific. In 1959 Joe Wagner and John Pond were discussing a new event for SAM competition: scale..
For 2018 NFFS one-design the Early 1/2A models Smarty and Streak have been chosen. To help promote this event at the NATS, BMJR is offering this special. Both kits in 1 box for just $70.00, post paid within the US. Full de..
Ranger 21 was designed in 1957 by Carl Goldberg and produced as a kit until the late 1970’s. It was intended to help new modelers achieve success in building model airplanes that also flew well. The BMJR kit, designed by Paul Bradley, is a repl..
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..
The 1/2A Shocer, designed by Mel Schmidt, was selected for NFFS one-design competition in 2019 . The BMJR kit was developed from a pdf file provided by Bill Vanderbeek. Unfortunately we have not been able to find any plan with..
NFFS 2018 one-design for early 1/2A along with STREAK, B-130
History of the SMARTY has been scarce. We know from the original plan, the model was designed by Harold Bunting and was produced as a kit by Southland Models, in Greensboro, NC. in..
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..
Parts in this kit build a fuselage and a wing with a symmetrical airfoil and strip ailerons, with 30 in. span and 194 sq. in. area. It is a great flying model for introduction to aerobatics. Flying weight is 9.25 oz withou..