Vintage 18" Curtiss Condor Model Airplane - Start to Finish & First Flights

Film shows the building process of the rubber-powered free-flight model of the 1929 Curtiss Condor, along with her first trim flights at Wawayanda, NY on 9.8.20. The National Model Aircraft & Supply Co. produced the kit in 1932, and sold it for $1.00. My late father would have been 11 years old at the time, and probably could not have afforded this model. But I know he would have enjoyed seeing her fly, so I am building the Condor in his honor & memory.

18" Curtiss Condor plan:
Wing jig plan for biplanes:

Photos and film by Tom Hallman & Pete Kaiteris.
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For more info on free-flight rubber-powered models, check these websites:
Outerzone -
National Free Flight Society -
Mike Stuart's Flying Scale Models -
Rubber Powered Planes
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