Here on page 513 of the Seas 1969 Christmas Wish Book are three .049-powered models - the Vaught F4U Corsair control line airplane, the Sea Bee speed boat, and the 1/25-scale Dune Buggy.
bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Christmas Wish Book off of eBay. It was the year
I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering how I eagerly
awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless
other things, I figured it might be nice to look through one again. Here are a few of the pages the
I scanned. Enjoy!
If memory serves me correctly, I crashed... er... owned one of the Corsairs back in the era. $11.95 for the Corsair then, probably $150 for one off of eBay today.
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $11.99 would equal $75.45 in 2010 money.
Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book Pages: