#003918 ENIOR ENDURANCE model released by Peerless in 1936. The designer was O. Howell. The structure is straight forward and would make a good beginners model. Power it with 12 strands of 1/8 for the beginner and for the more advanced flyer, use a 16 strand motor.

#003919 towline glider THUNDERBIRD. It was designed by Offenbach and kitted by Mullencraft Model Co. of San Francisco. This model has a 60” wingspan and sports a fairly light structure.

#003916 SOUTHERNER. A Keil Kraft kit from 1949-50. They show many engine options in the plans from the E.D. 2.49 cc engine to an ETA .29 glow. The instructions say it was designed around the Mills 2.4 cc engine. I built it’s cousin (the Super Slicker) which uses the same wing and tail and powered it with an Elfin 2.5. I haven’t flown it yet so will have to report on that later. There is a fair amount of wood in the fuselage but it is not difficult to build.

#002171 STARDUST SPECIAL designed by Broggini. This 50” model is a very good looking pylon model. I think it was featured once before in SAM Speaks but I’m not sure. I have seen the design at several R/C contests and I think they were all electric powered and flew well. It was originally design around the Ohlsson twins (.19 & .23). I haven’t seen one on the freeflight side yet but I may have just missed it because it looks like a good design.

#004509 ZERO by Matsuda and kitted by Modelcraft. This 1/2A was a real winner in its day and I suspect that it could still be competitive today. The 42” span model used a Holland Hornet for power and it was a real screamer. I am surprised that we don’t see more of this design at contests.

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