Little did most people
know that two months after this October 1941 issue of Flying Aces
magazine arrived in their mailboxes, the U.S. would be drawn into what would
become World War II, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on
December 7, 1941. Flying Aces was chock full of factual and fictional
stories about the last war (War War I), and the things the Krauts and Nips were
already pulling across Western Europe, North Africa, China, and the South
Pacific. Much more subject material was near at hand. Oddly, the magazine
changed its theme and title to
shortly before the end of WWII, electing to focus more on full-scale aircraft
rather than models. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics'
Inflation Calculator, the $9.75 Phantom P-30 engine would cost you about
$194 in 2023. In 2020 it would have been $163. That means the total rate of
inflation for the last three (3) years has been around 19% (~6.3%/year). In 2016
the equivalent price would have been about $153, so from 2016 to 2020 the
increase was just 6.5% for the entire four years (~1.6%/year). Keep that in mind
the next time you vote!
Phantom P-30 Motor
In the air ... on the highway ... on the water ... or on rails let the P-30 power
Phantom engineers have spent years, sparing no expense to bring you the finest
Class B motor in history. In price it is among the lowest. This is made possible
because Phantom sells direct from the factory to you ... No in-between profits,
you save the difference.
Order now! Start winning some of these contests you've been dreaming about. Fill
out the handy coupon below and we'll have your ending rocketing on its way to you
in less than 24 hours after we receive your order.
P-30 Engine Features
Entirely new design. Sold complete with coil, tank and condenser. Timing cam
integral part of crankshaft. Hollow steel alloy crankshaft. Visible gas capacity.
Motor built to be used upright or inverted. Gas tank can be mounted on either side
of fire-wall. Newly designed connecting rod. Large ground steel piston pin. Needle
valve conveniently mounted, clearing prop. New long stroke-small bore motor. New
principle of by-passing gives approx. 20% more power. Square valve increases power
1/5 h.p.; 2 port 2 cycle; .710 bore; .750 stroke; .295 cu. in. displacement;
bare weight 5 1/4 oz. Vacuum feed downdraft carburetion will not siphon tank dry.
1/4" crank pin; bronze bearings. Turned steel cylinder; lapped alloy steel piston;
new patented principle of by-passing, eliminates piston deflector. Cylinder and
by-pass one integral part; full 3/8" crankshaft; square rotary valve port; over-size
anti-friction bronze bearings; lucite plastic gas tank; champion V-2 spark plug;
metal enclosed condensers; die cast connecting rod. Smith coil.
800 East Gage Ave. Los Angeles, California
_ Money-order enclosed
_ Send C.O.D.
- New Phantom "P-30" complete with coil. tank, condenser and prop spinner
- New Phantom "P-30" complete with coil, tank, condenser and flywheel.
- Phantom "P-30" flywheel .
- Special 11 inch hardwood propeller
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Add 3% if delivery point is in California Prices Slightly Higher in Foreign Countries
Posted July 15, 2023