The original Design was published in the October, 1952 issue of Air Trails, by OLD-TIMER. The article indicated the Perky was intended to fulfill requests from Air Adventures clubs, Air Scout groups, schools and recreations centers. Air Trails prepared “Perky”- the rubber powered trainer which will get the novice air model fan off to a good start!
Our inspiration for this model came from an article submitted by Bill Schmidt in the March/April, 2019 issue of National Free Flight Digest. Bill’s design followed the original with the exception of a smaller rudder option, to reduce spiral dive tendencies. It was this variant that BMJR used for the Perky Jr. The original design had a 34” span. The Perky Jr. was scaled to 21” span provided an area of 48 sq. In. for Flying Aces Club Embryo event.