Kit PD-09 Russell Chambers 1938 R-1 Chambermaid is a laser cut balsa
wood kit for the serious flying competitor. This kit is a modified
Bill Henn competition design Greve Racer.
With retractable landing gear, a wingspan of 13'10" and a fuselage
length of 17'4" the Chambermaid was one of the smallest racers ever
built. Russell Chambers built this "tiny screamer" in his garage.
When Art Chester saw the plane he commented, "Ya forgot the wings,
Russ." Sadly on September 12, 1938 at the National Air Races
in Cleveland, Chambers died when he crashed his plane into a vegetable
This kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building
and flying instructions, hand-picked competition weight laser cut balsa parts
and balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, exhaust,
cylinders, spinner, and wheels in up position, FAI rubber,
Peck propeller, EBM thrust bearing, LaserCal™
markings (markings precut for you using our laser), and Easy
Built Lite tissue
You will need a hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, building board, and glue.
the Pilot for
this kit. Male Pilot goggles up. Vacuum-molded
scale pilot made from ultra light plastic specifically designed for free
flight models. Highly detailed 3 dimensional plastic pilot, includes
front and back halves, ready to paint.
markings. Includes registration numbers
precut from black tissue using our laser. Price: $ 6.95
Extra vacuum-molded parts. Includes
canopy, exhaust, cylinders, spinner, and wheels in up position. Price: $ 9.95
2 min 49 second flight at the Middle Wallop event in Hampshire, England in August 2011.
"This is Chambermaid #2. The first one has logged over 130 flights,
most of which were successful. I would estimate that 45% of it has
been rebuilt, patched,and recovered. It now weighs 14 grams more.
It still flies as good as ever despite 4 death spirals, 3 accidental
wound rubber releases, 6 tree recoveries and one full power tree
strike that severed a wing." - Bob Bard