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 a ...Read more
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 aviation’s hall of fame.
Build the "Spirit of St. Louis" with this 3/4" Scale Balsa Construction Kit from Guillow's.
Scale Model For Adult Collector.
FEATURES: Authentic scale airplane specifically designed for the U-Control circle or display event.
Top grade materials!
The fuselage is large enough to take simple R/C equipment (no diagrams or instrucitons included or available).
Struts and landing gear.
Movable tail surfaces.
Engine and cowlings.
Vacuum formed plastic nose cowl, spinner, radial engine cylinders, fairings.
Injected molded plastic wheels.
Complete set of decals.
Can be flown with one of three different power sources:
-Rubber Power (contents included)
-.049 Gas Engine (information only included)
-.049 to .15 U-Control (material included)
All bulding materials needed for U-Control installation, including a Guillow designed control handle.
Clay provided to balance the model.
Clear precise plans and step-by-step instructions.
INCLUDES: One "Spirit of St. Louis" Airplane
SPECS: Wingspan: 34-1/2" (87.63cm)
Scale: 3/4" = 1'-0"
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