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Post  Kim on Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:20 am

Most of you guys already know about the history of Mr. Musciano and Scientific Models, but thought I'd go ahead and copy this from my Facebook page on the chance that there might be some members that might like it, and maybe serve as a flashback for others!
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Getting Ready for Breezy Hill's "Black Fly-Day" !!!

I'm going to try (weather permitting) to put the first flight on a beautiful Scientific Models "Kingpin", built and presented to me by Breezy Hill Flyer Billy Lang.

Scientific Models marketed an extensive line of easy-to-build balsa models through the 1950-1970's, most designed by one of my heroes, Mr. Walt Musciano. Some were very simple, with a slab of balsa sheet for a wing, while others, like Kingpin, had a "built-up" wing with ribs and covering much like larger models.

These small control line airplanes gave kids a chance at their first builds, many using engines from the plastic ready-to-fly models they got as Christmas presents.

Hopefully, the winds will be light enough for me to put the first flight on Billy's little creation!

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:13 am

Cool Kim,

I have never seen the Kingpin, I have seen the Giant Kingpin though. Looks like fun times ahead!
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:34 pm


I made many of those Kim which I have discussed here before.  The Zipper, Cessna Bird Dog, and Little Bipe come to mind.  But there were others.  Most fun.  I have that ad around someplace.

In my muddled mind I tend to confuse Scientific with Sterling despite being quite different animals.  Thankfully, past readers here have let that confusion slide.....

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Post  944_Jim on Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:03 pm

That Kingpin is too cute! I'd love to hear how it flies. If it had a Tee Dee, I bet it would stunt just fine...I'm saving the "plan" to scale up to a slightly bigger engine some day. Thanks for sharing!

Out of that Scientific ad my boys built the DPC Reproduction profile Typhoon and FW-190 with built-up wings. I have the box fuselage with built-up wing L-19 sitting in the box, I started the DPC reproduction Red Tiger with built up fuselage and wing, and have his Zero and Hellcat...all in the 18"-19" range. Then moving up to the bigger planes (22"+) with symmetric wings, the P-40 I've posted so often, and still un-built Super Mustang (both digitized).
I'd love to get my mitts on the 27" Spitfire, and the smaller built up Hurricane, profile Shoestring Racer (although I'd mod the wing by making it symmetrical like this Kingpin), and the 20" Fairchild Trainer.

Somewhere between here, RCGroups, and SH I made.a.connection with a guy with the Shoestring...now of I could get him to make plaster bucks and scan everything else like I did the P-40 and Super Mustang.
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Post  Kim on Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks guys!

Yeah, several of these Scientific Kits passed through my young hands back in the late 1960's! I want to build another "Zipper"...enlarged 10% or so, so that it's .049 is not quite the "Monster in It's Nose" as was the original kit.

I bet the Kingpin would go like a rocket with an .049 in it's snout!

I was given a battered Kingpin by my uncle back in the day, and ended up using it's wing as a .020-powered combat plane.
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