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Steen Skybolt sponsored by Mennen

Old 06-29-2018, 11:59 AM
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Default Steen Skybolt sponsored by Mennen

In the mid 70s I saw this at Oshkosh. The top wing had " Thanks, I needed that " written on it, and the smoke the airplane used was made to smell like Mennen aftershave. So clever. I am looking for pictures of this aircraft and any other information I can use. I would like to duplicate this plane and the aerobatic routine. Help?
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:06 PM
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Big Ed Mahler and his Mennen Special (modified PJ-260) was over the top for his time, and his SkinBracer Aftershave scented corvus oil has never been topped.
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Correct. It was Mahler's PJ-260, not a Steen Skybolt.
Saw that plane once. The smell of the smoke was quite apparent.
Walt Moucha produced a kit of the Mahler biplane. He may have info on that version although he called his a Senior Aero Sport and the color scheme was entirely different.
Here's a link to a pic of and RC version of Mahler's plane: Click image for larger version

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It was September 23, 1977 six days before my 15th birthday. My dad came and signed me out of school and we flew out to Suffolk Municipal Airport in his Maule M-5 from here in NJ. We got there while Ed was removing the tail strut on the PJ260 anyway..... A day I will never forget....spent many days down at Eddy's hanger off the end of Sky Manor Airport as a kid.

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