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: scaled down versions of “Antique” gas models of the 1930’s, to be powered with Cox .020 engine. And the 020 Replica event was spawned. For this event Joe designed the 1/2 size Miss America. The BMJR Miss America 1/2 has a wing loading of just over 8oz per ft. making it legal for SAM Texaco. The Miss America 1/2 may be powered with Texaco .049 or electric. She is perfect for the Texaco Speed 400 event with a 42” span. This design was later published in the 1961 Model Airplane News with electric power and RC in an article by Bill Winter. The BMJR kit was developed from an original hand drawn plan from 1959 provide by Joe with permission to develop this kit. This model is true to the original with some subtle changes to the rudder, elevator, and structure for RC control, and a simplified landing gear mounting. Flying weight of our model is 13.5 oz. with a 238 sq. in. wing area.