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Old 11-12-2005, 08:02 PM
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The Tiger Shark is really Vintage. Dating back to 1938.

I'm interested in purchasing Tiger Shark model airplanes.

Model Builder did a construction article in 1982, in April.

Great informative article loaded with real 'Vintage" stuff.

Check it out!

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Old 11-12-2005, 08:21 PM
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The Victor Stanzel Co. is still making a kit for this plane. Deemed the first c/l kit:

http://www.stanzelflyingmodels.com/F...iger-Shark.htm
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Not "still making". New old stock. Actual, real live kits made back in the forties, unsold. At an incredible bargain price. GET ONE.
Also, they have all sorts of cool Electromic Flying Toys, I have the Astro Jack/Space Bug combo in a box above my desk, they are awesome, my four year old daughter loves it. Buy something before they run out.
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I once had a small ARF freeflight "jet" airplane that has a rubber bladder inside the fuselage. It was made by the Victor Stanzel Co. There was a can of liquid propellant that you filled it with, and this provided thrust when it escaped out the nozzle in the rear. When I was young (about 40 years ago in the early 1960's) I sprayed some of the propellant on a green tree leaf. I was amazed when it turned white and froze! I always wondered if this was the evil and ozone depleting FREON R-12, or perhaps something similar?

(Not meaning to hijack this thread too far afield, but this is the only mention of this company I have found, and I thought someone might be able to answer this question that has been simmering in the back of my mind for lo these many years...)

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Yep, it is. And I think you can still get that one...and the Freon...from Stanzel...
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I should explain that I already have one Tiger Shark framed up. That is, I scratch built the fuselade and tail feathers.

I drew my own scale plans for the fuselage.

I'm using a Sig wing that I modified to the "oval" wing of the Shark. Actually changed to exact scale. Span is 72".

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yeppers, i just ordered 1 of everything they had instock... going to build them up with ignition control line engines in the original pains schemes and hang in my sons room, there the orig, kits in orig box's!!!! awsome old planes... get them while you can they were found after the business owner passed away
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The Stanzel Model Museum is in Schulenberg, Texas. It is on Hwy 77 about a mile south of I-10. You can't miss it. The old Stanzel factory is a block or so on down the road. It is a small but interesting museum. Very well done. There are many of the Stanzel models on display, all beautifully built by Dale Kirn.
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ORIGINAL: EASYTIGER

Yep, it is. And I think you can still get that one...and the Freon...from Stanzel...
Holy Cow!
That must've been the plane I got for Christmas when I was 5..in the mid sixties, I remember it but I could not get it to fly with the propellant...but it made an ok glider
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