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Do you remember the basic stick and rubber power with a high mount two piece wing?

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Old 10-11-2018, 11:04 AM
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Default Do you remember the basic stick and rubber power with a high mount two piece wing?

The cheap, basic, Guillow's type, rubber power planes I remember from the 60's had a red plastic part that affixed to the top of the stick fuse into which the two wing pieces attached.
All the new Strato Streak type planes have a single push-through-the-fuse type wings.
I'm looking for an old model or even a good photo of one. Or any info of when they were in production.
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I used to fly those when I was a kid. The big one was the expensive model with landing gear. I liked that one the best because it wasn't so squirrely in the air. About $1.19 a copy, I think. Don't know where you'd ever find one. Maybe eBay or a swap meet. Somebody probably has one laying around in their shop somewhere.

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I remember that the only ones that flew well were the A.J. Walker ones; more expensive, but they worked! Flew right over the house from a launch off the driveway. Sixty-five years later I still remember those. All others were disappointing after that.

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I'm pretty sure I recall the one you're talking about. No idea where to find it but, Guillow's makes those simple rubber jobs so you might try them.

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Thanks to all who have responded. I had thought I was looking for Guillow's planes, but it seems that the planes I remember were by North Pacific Products Co., which was somewhat connected to AJ and Jim Walker. It's interesting what they mention about the wing curl. I'm thinking of building a 48-60" ws version, paint it as the original. and power with electric.

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I, too, spent my meager allowance on North Pacific planes when I was a kid in the late 50's and early 60's before I was old enough to build my own. Here is a website with the histories of many of the RTF balsa planes. Wood Gliders
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Lol, the Sleek Streek taught me about center of gravity before I even knew that was a thing. Back in the late 60's the local grocery store had them for 25 cents. There was a smaller plane with no landing gear for 15 cents and a little glider for a nickel. Dang I'm getting old..
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Originally Posted by Flight Risk View Post
Thanks to all who have responded. I had thought I was looking for Guillow's planes, but it seems that the planes I remember were by North Pacific Products Co., which was somewhat connected to AJ and Jim Walker. It's interesting what they mention about the wing curl. I'm thinking of building a 48-60" ws version, paint it as the original. and power with electric.

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I remember those. As I recall the plastic thing was pretty cheap and would break easily.
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I remember those. As I recall the plastic thing was pretty cheap and would break easily.
it was a pretty good design though. It gave the plane good dihedral, and allowed a change to the CG.
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Originally Posted by mgnostic View Post
Lol, the Sleek Streek taught me about center of gravity before I even knew that was a thing. Back in the late 60's the local grocery store had them for 25 cents. There was a smaller plane with no landing gear for 15 cents and a little glider for a nickel. Dang I'm getting old..
There were many times I would walk into Ben Franklin's with 25 cents and walk out with candy, a toy, and change.
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Ben Franklin's! That's where I got my Sleek Streaks (and some cheap, but miserable, Comet kits).
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