Slicker - Slicker 42 - Free flight power model, for Mills 1.3 diesel. 223 sq in wing area. Complete scan of original kit and plan, with printwood and instructions.
Quote: - "With the introduction of miniature diesel engines, a turning point in the history of model aviation has been reached. It is now possible to build powered models of even smaller dimensions than the average Wakefield rubber model. The "Slicker' has been designed around the Mils 1.3cc - which gives the Slicker the amazing climb rate of 1,500 feet a minute. Much thought has gone into making the constuction of this model as simple as possible and a careful study of these notes and the plan will be amply repaid. The only tools needed are a razor blade, a pair of long-nosed pliers, fine sandpaper and a packet of pins..."
Here is a famous plane: The KK kit version of the Slicker. This is the original 42in version. The first power model I ever built was the 32in version, the Slicker Mite. Must have been about 1956! It even had the traditional orange fusalage and an ED Baby up front and I really enjoyed building it with its crutch structure. A really beautiful plane. I couldn't get it flying very well; I think my diesel fuel was stale. The Slicker 42 kit I have here is complete and original. I will send the files in several batches. There is the plan in 16 tiles, printwood, the instruction leaflet, 2 photos of the box and another of the contents. Here is a plane to build for someone with a Mills 75. Hope the Shadow can put this lot together without too much difficulty. Kind regards, Nicholas
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Instructions. Includes drawing and notes on alternate (ignition) engine installations.
Printwood scan, 6 pages complete.
Scan of original KK release advert for the Slicker, printed on the back page of September 1947 Aeromodeller, thanks to Sundancer.
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