The world's finest scale balsa model kits featuring true to life "action" parts such as movable flying surfaces, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear and droppable bombs. Kits can be built as beautiful scale shelf model or flown (rubber free flight or with some scratch building modification convert to electric powered flight). Although the fuselages of these models are roomy enough to take simple R/C equipment and electric motors ... no instructions, diagrams or parts list are included or available.
Fabulous models for rubber power, free flight or scale display. The ultimate in design and construction. From the extra special instruction sheets and plans to the well cut precision laser cut balsa sheets, these truly represent the best of the best for those seeking the unusual in value, quality and completeness.
Scale models as only Guillow makes them. The Camel, Skyhawk, PT-17 and Spirit of St. Louis are designed for U-Control and rubber powered free flight. The B-25 model is for U-Control or display. The historic DC-3 is designed and built as a Build'n Show display model. Kits contain the best quality materials and complete instructions that have made Guillow kits "Best in Balsa".
The Spirit of St. Louis, piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh, made the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris on May 20-21, 1927. Time airborne-33 hours and 30 minutes. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY on May 20th with but little sleep the previous night. His aircraft, 1,000 pounds overweight, barely lifted off at the end of the runway missing a telephone pole by a mere 20 feet. Fighting exhaustion most of the time, Lindbergh struggled to keep from falling asleep and at intervals, stuck his head out the window of his plane to refresh himself in the wind-stream. At the end of 28 hours, he sighted the coast of Ireland and for the first time realized that he was on target for his goal, the airfield of Paris, France. While still miles away he sighted the glowing night-lights of Paris. Shortly after, he landed at Le Bourget Airfield to the acclaim of thousands awaiting him on the runway. At that moment, Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis entered aviation's hall of fame.
|Name:||Spirit of St. Louis|
|Build Time:||45+ Hours|