Late summer 2015: After extensive research into the history of Peanut Scale models, museum volunteer Tom Hallman builds a 12″ Heath Parasol FF model airplane for the museum. Built from National Model Aircraft & Supply Co. plans, the Heath Parasol kit was one of the first produced as part of National’s Midget line.
Tom documented the process with the pictures below.
September 2015: Tom finishes the model, flies it and brings it to the National Model Aviation. Want to see it fly? Check out Tom’s video of the process.
For more detailed information relating to the National Heath Parasol, please read the “History Preserved” article in the March 2016 issue of Model Aviation.
Thank you, Tom, for helping to grow the museum’s collection!
For more information on the National Model Aviation Museum, including our location, hours and admission fees visit: www.modelaircraft.org/museum
Popular Mechanics, April 1928, page 156
Popular Science, April 1928, page 130
AIRPLANE 12-inch scale model of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. Scientifically designed and very realistic. Equipped with rubber band motor. Rises from ground by own power and flies 30 ft. or more. Easily built without tools. Construction set, with all parts and full directions, postpaid in U.S., only 50c (no stamps). Satisfaction or money back. Send now.
Mann & Benton, 53 W. Second St., Chillicothe, Ohio
I don’t imagine this is the earliest. Just stumbled on it.
Thanks, Gary. I made a note of this in the file!
Dear frend!kindly ask me to where I can bay this kit?thanks
I don’t know of any place where you can buy this kit. But, I do know that the plans are available through KAPA Kollector. Good luck!