Miss Delaware (oz14827)


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Miss Delaware. Free flight power model. Cabin layout.

The Miss Delaware (oz5035) dates back to 1936. This here is a later redrawn plan in MB June 1978.

Quote: "A 7 foot gas model. 1936 Eastern States Consistent winner of Brown Jr Motor Corp Trophy. Designed by Steve Kowalik. Traced for MB by SA Patterson from a tracing in 1966 from original, by Bill Thompson.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Old Timer Model of the Month: Miss Delaware. Designed by Steve Kowalik. Drawn by Al Patterson. Text by Bill Northrop.

Back in May of 1936, Steve Kowalik won the (Brown) Junior Motors Trophy for Consistency in Flight at Linden, New Jersey, with this model, 'Miss Delaware.' At this IGMAA contest, Steve averaged six minutes for each of three flights, using 5/16 oz of gas. The same design also placed 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th.

We assume the above is all true, however, the information appeared in an Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Co advertisement which also implied that the kit they were selling, the 'Air Chief', designed by Steve Kowalik, was a duplicate of the prize winning model.

That the Air Chief had the same basic configuration and shape as Miss Delaware was more or less true, but that's where it ended. Miss Delaware spanned 7 feet and was 56 inches long, whereas Air Chief spanned 61 inches and was 39 inches long. Incidentally, the complete kit, which, if you could believe the ad, was as complete as a Proctor Antic, sold for $6.00, postpaid!

Steve also designed the Miss Arpiem (oz5020), which was a feature construction project in April 1977 MB, and which turned out to be one of our most popular full-size plans attractions. In that article, we expounded at some length on Steve's influence in our early modeling days, so won't go into it here."

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  • (oz14827)
    Miss Delaware
    by Steve Kowalik
    from Model Builder
    June 1978 
    87in span
    IC F/F Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 10/09/2023
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