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G17Staggerwing 12-08-2006 11:25 AM

Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Hello, My name is Nevin M. Levy and I am looking for any kits put out by CAPITAL MODELS of BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. They were in business during the 1940's In particular I want any kits of their scale aircraft. From rubber powered to class B&C Controlline. I am especialy interested in The Beechcraft Staggerwing kit, Ercoupe kit, and Navion kits in the controlline Class B&C. I look forward to hearing from someone out there.
Best Regards
Nevin

CoosBayLumber 12-08-2006 10:08 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Gee there are several similar names to that, but in different combinations.

Have you made inquiery through K.A.P.A? What you mention is exactly up their interest.


Wm.

G17Staggerwing 12-08-2006 11:54 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
WM,
I am a KAPA member and do kep my eyes open for any Capital Kits. I am just covering as many bases as posible. Thanx for the info.
Nevin

iglowhead 12-15-2006 01:32 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Hey Nevin,

I have a closet full of Capitol kits that I would like to sell. They are all in like new condition and I will take $30 each for them. PM me for more details.



















Ha Ha.....Did I have you going there for a second there buddy?

ivanharley 12-24-2006 06:00 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
i have a 1940's aronca by capitol model aircraft with an ohlsson 60 on it. it has a 83" wing span. it needs recovering and has never been flown, no control rods or anything.i would like to get a value and any info on it. thanks ivan

propbuster 12-24-2006 04:30 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 


ORIGINAL: iglowhead

Hey Nevin,

I have a closet full of Capitol kits that I would like to sell. They are all in like new condition and I will take $30 each for them. PM me for more details.



















Ha Ha.....Did I have you going there for a second there buddy?

OOOOHHH so mean![X(]

iglowhead 12-28-2006 02:47 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Yes, I must admit it was a little mean.[>:]
It was all in fun and luckly, good friend that he is, Nevin took it as such.:)
I have to say though, I GOT HIM GOOD!!![:@]
Now all I have to do is watch out for the payback![X(]

G17Staggerwing 12-28-2006 03:09 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Good Friends are HARD to Come BY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your Bud
Nevin

aerowoof 01-06-2007 09:08 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
somewhere I have the plans and templates for the navion.the templates I got from john pond years ago when I was given the original plans.want to build it as a nostalgia piece,have a delong 30 to use in it but need the condenser and battery box and high tension lead to make it run.

CoosBayLumber 01-06-2007 10:05 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Came upon a few sentences in an old issue of M.A.N. or was it A.M. mentioning that Capitol is going out of business. Power went out here, laid it down in the dark, and now haven't slightest idea as to which one. But was before 1964.

Wm.

jhaedtler 11-26-2011 05:19 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
I have a complete Beech Staggerwing kit I would like to sell. It has 40 " wingspan. It says Class "B" or "C" control line model. No kit number on the box. No idea as to when it was made.

John

G17Staggerwing 11-26-2011 05:23 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Yes I am interested, I have several of them, But I always want another Staggerwing!! What are you asking for the kit?
Thanks
Nevin

jhaedtler 11-26-2011 05:25 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Lets start with a resonable offer? I may want to keep the kit to build it as I work on the real thing every day!

John

stuntflyr 12-03-2011 12:09 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
What, You have several Capital Staggerwings?
Chris...

ORIGINAL: G17 Staggerwing

Yes I am interested, I have several of them, But I always want another Staggerwing!! What are you asking for the kit?
Thanks
Nevin

G17Staggerwing 12-03-2011 12:16 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Hello Chris,
Yes, I have several Staggerwing Kits. In the past 9+ years I have been able to aquire 35 Kits, most rubber powered. In class "B &C" Control line Scale I have been able to aquire 1 TAYLORCRAFT, 2 ERCOUPE KITS, 2 PIPER CUB COUPES, 1 NORTH AMERICAN NAVION, and a FLAMINGO SEA PLANE. I also have 2 OLD TIMER KITS of which I am presently in the middle of Scratch Building one. It is called the HONEY BEE. My intentions are to eventually Scratch Build all of the Scale Class "B &C" kits I have aquired. Oh yes I forgot! I am awaiting delivery of the PIPER SUPER CRUISER kit that I have been searching for forever!! One of the STAGGERWING KITS and one P-40 Rubber Powered kits were my Fathers. He was the one who had told me stories of him building several Staggerwing Kits as a child. I had an article published by MODEL AVIATION back it SEPTEMBER 1999. About my fathers passion for the hobby and the CAPITOL STAGGERWING he built as a kid. I thought I would include it for anyone that would be interested in reading. He is the REASON I am in this GREAT HOBBY!! And the reason I have a PASSION to collect CAPITOL KITS!!! It HELPS ME keep his memory ALIVE. I know his SPIRIT SOARS everytime I fly!! You could say I always have a GAURDIAN ANGEL for a PILOT!!!!
Best egards
Nevin
G17Staggerwing

Passion for the Hobby

I am writing this letter for all the
fantastic people in this magnificent hobby
of ours. It is about a man, who like many of
you. has this inner love for aviation.
This was my father.
He started telling me tales about
airplanes when I was a small child, and at
the age of eight I built my first model with
him at my side.
There was one aircraft that he used to
talk about constantly; I guess you could call
it an obsession. It was and still is the
magnificent and majestic Beechcraft
Staggerwing. But he loved all things that
flew.
. I remember him telling me about the
models he built of that aircraft. When he
was a boy he scratch-built a Staggerwing.
He made it with interior and functional
doors-it had the works. Unfortunately they
had to move to a new home, and he was told
that he wasn't able to bring the airplane.
Many of his fellow modelers admired the
airplane, and all were asking for it.
He could not bear to paft with it, much
less to give it away-he loved it that
much-so instead of giving it away, he
burned it. It broke his heart.
Who says modeling is just a hobby?
Through the years, as I grew up, we had
many countless hours together building and
flying model airplanes. As time passed he
got ill, but that didn't relinquish his passion
for the hobby. I think in some ways it
increased it.
We spent many hours just talking about
airplanes, and I could see his face light up
every time we spoke.
It is said that we have a tendency to
follow in our parents' footsteps. Though I
will never fill his shoes, I will enjoy this
wondrous hobby. I have now been able to
introduce my son to our glorious hobby.
The next generation lives on.
That's my story about a simple man and
his passion.
Nevin M. Levy
Arlington, Texas

pd1 12-03-2011 04:40 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
There's a thread on another site that has old and Vintage plans for free download.
There are a number of plans by Capitol, sadly no Staggerwing.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873

G17Staggerwing 12-03-2011 06:39 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Thanks I will check it out! The big problem with just the plans is that they don't show the parts. You would need a copy of all the print wood to go with them.
Regards
Nevin

pd1 12-04-2011 05:40 AM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Nevin, the plans that I posted have the printwood.

Here's another site that has them too.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/index.asp

G17Staggerwing 12-04-2011 05:57 PM

RE: Capital Models of Brooklyn,N.Y. Kits
 
Thanks for the info. I will definitely check them out!! Might you have the plans and printwood copies for "CLEVELAND MODELS BEECHCRAFT STAGGERWING"? That is one set of plans I would LOVE to aquire!!!
Thanks
Nevin

GoldenAgeFlier 04-10-2019 10:42 PM

Searching for a Capitol Flamingo kit to restore my Grandfathers plane.
 
I have the plane 75% completed but its missing the removable stabilizer tail section. Need plans or purchase of the entire kit. Historical and family value. My mother accidently threw the box and plans away unfortunately during the familly estate clearance. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Briankr6 08-18-2020 07:34 AM

Piper club super cruiser
 

Originally Posted by G17Staggerwing (Post 5090492)
Hello, My name is Nevin M. Levy and I am looking for any kits put out by CAPITAL MODELS of BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. They were in business during the 1940's In particular I want any kits of their scale aircraft. From rubber powered to class B&C Controlline. I am especialy interested in The Beechcraft Staggerwing kit, Ercoupe kit, and Navion kits in the controlline Class B&C. I look forward to hearing from someone out there.
Best Regards
Nevin

piper club super cruiser for sale still in tne box itsa 7 foot gas model...have 2 but believe on may be missing pieces make me an offer email me at [email protected] i couldnt figure out how to post anything on your site these kits are still in original boxes

P. Winters 03-07-2021 11:26 AM

Capital models!
 

Originally Posted by G17Staggerwing (Post 5090492)
Hello, My name is Nevin M. Levy and I am looking for any kits put out by CAPITAL MODELS of BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. They were in business during the 1940's In particular I want any kits of their scale aircraft. From rubber powered to class B&C Controlline. I am especialy interested in The Beechcraft Staggerwing kit, Ercoupe kit, and Navion kits in the controlline Class B&C. I look forward to hearing from someone out there.
Best Regards
Nevin

Hello Nevin, I realize your post is very old, but I have just acquired a capital models Ercoupe which I would like to sell. Are you interested? Thanks, Patrick

iglowhead 03-22-2021 06:19 AM

I'm missing my old buddy Nevin (G17Staggerwing).
Sadly Nevin passed away on January 8th 2021.
Looking over old threads like this sure brings back memories.
I miss you buddy! Rest in Peace!

P. Winters 03-22-2021 09:17 AM

Very sad. Thanks for sharing this.

GoldenAgeFlier 04-15-2021 04:37 PM

[QUOTE=iglowhead;12669790]I'm missing my old buddy Nevin (G17Staggerwing).
Sadly Nevin passed away on January 8th 2021.
Looking over old threads like this sure brings back memories.
I miss you buddy! Rest in Peace![/QUOTE

Look into preserving the Capitol Models he was in love with and any history of the company if possible , the national-model-aviation-museum would be very interested in his work and collection as they know very little about Capitol Models and you could also preserve his legacy in model aviation there.


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