Guillows 1:16, SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, 34in. Wing Span Balsa Wood Kit, 807
|Wing Span:†34Ĺ" |
|Min. Age:†14 |
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 cost 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 aviationís hall of fame.
Series 800 - Super Detailed Scale Balsa Airplane Models
Superb, Super Detailed Scale Models
Display and Flying Models
Beautiful large balsa wood airplane models-from the famous Stearman PT-17 trainer to the history making Spirit of St. Louis. Our latest release the Douglas DC-3. This model can also be built as a C-47; decals and instructions to build either model are included. Each model is a small but faithful replica of an airplane widely known for deeds in wartime or, like the Cessna Skyhawk, for its present day popularity. Here is toy airplane model building worthy of the time and effort-you would be hard pressed to find a finer kit available. The Camel, Skyhawk, PT-17 and Spirit of St. Louis are designed for .049 to .15 U-Control, .049 gas and rubber powered free flight. The B-25 is for .020 to .049 U-Control or display. The historic DC-3 is designed to be built as a Build 'n Show display model. Kits contain best quality materials and instructions that have made Guillow balsa airplane kits the "Best in Balsa". Note: The fuselages of the Camel, PT-17, Spirit of St. Louis and Skyhawk are large enough to take simple R/C equipment - NO diagrams or instructions included or available. For ages 14 and up.