Spirit of St. Louis Model Airplane Kit
- 1.40 LBS
The Spirit of St. Louis Model Airplane Kit is a great way to learn about aviation or to simply enjoy a fun hobby. The kit can be built to fly gas or rubber powered free flight, and can also be flown U-control.
As a result, it is a great option for both beginners and experienced model plane enthusiasts. In addition, the Spirit of St. Louis makes a great display piece. It is 1/16" scale with a 34 1/2" wing span.
So whether you are looking for a fun project or a beautiful conversation piece, the Spirit of St. Louis Model Airplane Kit is a great option.
Spirit of St. Louis Model Airplane Kit features:
- Balsa wood kit.
- Vacuum formed plastic nose cowl, spinner, radial engine cylinders and fairing.
- Injection molded plastic wheels.
- A to scale propellor.
- Full set of decals.
- All building materials needed for U-control installation including a Guillow designed control handle.
- .049 U-Control or gas engine not included.
- 1/16" Scale.
- 34 1/2" wing span.
On May 20-21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh piloted The Spirit of St. Louis on the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY on May 20th with little sleep the previous night.
His aircraft was 1,000 pounds overweight, but he still managed to lift off at the end of the runway, barely missing a telephone pole by 20 feet.
Lindbergh struggled to keep from falling asleep throughout the flight and at times stuck his head out the window of his plane to refresh himself in the wind-stream. After 28 hours, he sighted the coast of Ireland and realized he was on target for his goal: the airfield in Paris, France.
While still miles away, he saw the glowing nautical lights of Le Bourget Airport and landed 33 hours and 30 minutes after take-off. His successful flight brought him worldwide fame and recognition.