The original 74” Civy Boy was designed by Paul Gilliam and 1st published in the October, 1949 issue of Model Airplane News; becoming one of the most dominate Free Flight designs of the 1950’s. Paul’s original intention was for a model to compete against the Goldberg Sailplane. The long tail moment an relatively large stab was intended to move the CG aft eliminating the need for massive nose weight. Subsequently it was built in wingspans of 24, 31, 36, 51, 57, 61, 64 and 84; making it one of the most copied designs of all time. The name Civy Boy was chosen because it was the 1st FF model designed by Paul after discharge from the Army.
The BMJR Civy Boy is based on the 36” 1/2A version. Two prototypes were built. One for 1/2A Nostagia with a Fox .049 (flying weight 6.5 oz.) and our original intention electric Nostalgia. Built to E-36 rules. Our E-36 came in at a flying weight of 6.8oz. Model has a span of 36” and an area of 193 sq.