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June 1960 Aero Modeller

June 1960 Aero Modeller

June 1960 Aero Modeller - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

This International Model Aircraft Company advertisement appeared in the June 1960 issue of England's Aero Modeller magazine. The company, which went by the moniker FROG ("Flies Right Off the Ground"), had been in business producing flying models since the early 1930s. Price formats such as 17/6 for the Talisman control line model is interpreted as 17 shillings and 6 pence, seventeen and six, or seventeen and sixpence. According to the UK National Archives website currency conversion calculator, 17/6 in 1960 is the equivalent to £18.34 (pound sterling) in 2017, which is the equivalent of $24.23 U.S. That somehow seems way too low for a 1960 to 2017 price conversion.

Frog / Talisman Ad

Frog / Talisman Ad, June 1960 Aero Modeller - Airplanes and RocketsNew!

"Talisman"  17/6

28" Span Fully Aerobatic Profile Stunt Model

For 1 - 1 1/2 cc. Motors

Easy to Build and Fly! Kit has all balsa and ply parts accurately cut to shape, nylon bell-crank and all accessories.

For top performance fit a Frog motor in your "Talisman"

"100 Mk. II" 1 c.c. Diesel

A wide speed range and high performance is attainable with this easy-to-start motor. Ideal for beginner or expert! Develops .11 B.H.P. at 16,000 r.p.m. Bore .416 in. Stroke .460 in. Weight 2.9 oz. (Bare).

Price 53/4

"150 Mk. 11R" 1.49 c.c. Diesel

For that extra power the "150 R" has an outstanding performance in its class. Low fuel consumption with high power output makes it an ideal motor for 1/2A Team Racing, developing .15 B.H.P. at 15,000 r.p.m. Bore .500 in. Stroke .460 in.

Weight 3 oz. (Bare).

Price 53/4

Always use Frog nylon or plastic airscrews, from the wide range available.

Your motor will run better on Shell Fuels

Made in England by International Model Aircraft LTD.

A member of the Lines Bros. group of companies



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