Two kits, a Northeast Aero Square Bird and a Joe Ott Boeing Flying Fortress have been donated to the museum In Memory of Leroy Bickert Jr.
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The Square Bird was designed by Oakland Cloud Dusters member Sherman Gillespie and published in Flying Models for May 1956. A plan is available here:
This and other Gillespie plans are available on the OCD web site:
An interesting historical note about this plan is the specification of a 7″ Paulowina prop. At first I thought this was a misspelling of paulownia, the type of wood that was used in Japan for the manufacture of these props. Later I found out that this was the trademarked name of the US importer, IMP. Guillows also imported these paulownia props.