Stinson Reliant (oz180)


Stinson Reliant (oz180) by Steve Kowalik 1934 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Stinson Reliant. Rubber scale model. Ideal Models kit plan to build a rubber powered free flight scale model of a Stinson Reliant high wing cabin monoplane.

Quote: "Ideal presents the greatest advance ever made in Model Engineering. New Super Detail model Stinson Reliant Airliner. 100% scale. With exclusive features never before included in model kits! The entire model designed in exact 3/4 inch scale, every detail accurate and with weights shifted for flying to compensate foir differences in the center of gravity.

Again Ideal has put a new thrill into model building with this 'SuperDetail' Scale Model. This is no ordinary model airplane!

FIRST: it is an absolutely accurate scale reproduction of the new Stinson Reliant Airliner. Every construction feature of the original is duplicated, and in exact scale!

SECOND: the model has fittings and equipment detail never before attempted in any model. You'll be amazed when you study the diagrma above and read the specifications at the left!

Third: this is both an exhibition and a flying model. That's something never heard of before! It is guaranteed to fly when built correctly! And its beautiful, clean-cut appearance, with the yellow and black colourings and glittering high-lustre finish, will challenge the admiration of the most expert model builder..."

This is actually a later reprint in (probably) Model Builder mag in the 80's. Note this is a very low resolution plan.

Update 22/09/2014: Replaced this plan with a re-scaled copy at full size, thanks to planeman.

Update 28/01/2019: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to Pit. This is still a low res plan, but it's big improvement on the previous version. Also does not feature the annoying text overlay.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 28/01/2019: Added supplement advert file, thank to Pit. This is a full page ad by Ideal Models, published in Popular Aviation, June 1934.

Supplementary file notes

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Advert scan.


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Does anyone have an actual copy of this plan without the annoying text? Thanks!
m1fan - 27/01/2019
Yep. Sorted now.
SteveWMD - 28/01/2019
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