Vintage Model Kit Archive
For the benefit of all the aeromodeling community, I have been
collecting images of vintage airplane, helicopter, and boat kits which have appeared
WorthPoint. Over time, it has been a very
good source of photos of it boxes and labels, plans, and all the included kit components
- balsa, plywood, hardwood, music wire, canopies, and hardware. Hyperlinks to external
websites is kept to a minimum because pages disappear frequently. Copyrights, if
any, are hereby acknowledged.
This particular kit is of the Mark's
model P-51 Mustang. You can see the Marks Models label was pasted over a Dynaflite
box. An Internet search shows at least two varieties of box label, depending on
the era. Mark Smith, of Windfree and Windward R/C glider fame, founded the company.
According to the
website in 1999, "Marks Models became Dynaflite many years ago." The date seems
to be around 1995, when Hobbico bought Marks Models, and then turned it into Dynaflite.
Construction was of balsa and plywood, vacuum-formed plastic components, and a sheeted
Scale: 1 in. = 1.32 ft.
Engine: .40 to .60 cu. in.
Wing Span: 53 in.
Wing Area: 470 sq. in.
Weight: 5-6 lbs.
Radio: 4 Channel
Posted December 5, 2020