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October 1941 Flying Aces

October 1941 Flying Aces

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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.

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 Flying Age 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

Phantom P-30 Motor, October 1941 Flying Aces - Airplanes and RocketsWorld Premiere

Phantom P.30

In the air ... on the highway ... on the water ... or on rails let the P-30 power your model.

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.

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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 10%.

P-30 Specifications

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.

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Posted July 15, 2023

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