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Brigadier (sp: Brigidier). 58 inch span old time gas cabin-type free flight, kitted by Berkeley in the1940's.
Quote: "Air Youth of America Gas Model. The Brigidier. For 23 to 36 cubic inch engines. Designed and manufactured by Berkeley Models Inc, 230 Steuben St, Brooklyn NY. "
This here is a later reprint from RCME. Also then later again imprinted as from Ben Buckle Old Time Plan Service.
Note the spelling of 'Brigadier' varies, depending on the source. See morepics 004 for an example of Berkeley using the spelling: "Brigadier" in ad from Man, Sept 1946.
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User commentsHi Steve, Here's a photo of me and my Berkley Brigadier from plan 238 [more pics 003]. It is powered by a Forster .29 ignition engine and is surprisingly competitive in SAM competition. The photo was taken at the 2014 SAM Championships in Muncie, Indiana. I've also flown it in oldtimer competition at the U.S. Nationals and the Empire (NY) State Championships. It does tend to hang on the prop and needs about three degrees downthrust. SAM USA recently extended the Oldtimer cutoff date from 1942 to 1950, so I am looking at build a Super Brigadier which is basically the same model but with a polyhedral wing. It's easy to build and Hank Struck designed it, so you know it's going to be a good flier. Thanks for all the good work!
SimonBlake - 13/12/2016
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