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This kit qualifies for Old Time Rubber, Flying Aces Club Fiction Fighter (contest sponsored by Easy Built Models), and Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) events. This model was designed by Roger F. Parkhill of the Air Corps Technical School, and originally published in the April, 1940 Flying Aces magazine.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand-picked balsa strip wood, FAI rubber motor, Peck propeller, EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic, balsa wheel blanks, Easy Built Lite tissue in silver, and TissueCal™ markings. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
A different set of markings for your Mystery Tailless representing the Chinese Flying Tigers.item #B96 price: $4.95
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items! There is a limit of 2 sets per order.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
Mystery Tailless all around! Left to right are Mike Zand, Geoff Phillips, and Rich Weber.
Sporting faux Chinese Flying Tiger markings, see its construction.
"Weighs 23 grams without the motor." - Rich Weber
"I am having an awful time with your Mystery Tailess kits. I have built two of them, and they both flew away. The second one disappeared yesterday at a local FAC contest. I chased it for nearly a mile and lost sight of it as it specked out straight up, heading toward Ontario. I am becoming suspicious that you have designed these things to fly away so that you can sell more kits." - Disgruntled in Ohio
"The latest version of the MT is ready to spread DDT on the insects of the world. The thing finished up just a fuzz under 20 grams." - Rich Weber
"The Mystery was built stock except for some added cosmetic details, it flies well I might add, haven't timed any flights though. It was great fun to build but hard to cover. Thanks for some great kits." - Jim Ryan
"Hi there guys, just wanted to say that I'm really impressed with the Mystery Tailless kit that I bought from you. The parts go together like magic! It took me less than 5 hrs to put the whole structure together. The covering took some time, but that is the real fun part. I hope you like my Paraguayan Airforce Mystery Tailless." - Matthew Taudevin
Here is an electric rc conversion built by Kazuo Akimoto of Toyota, Japan. What a spectacular environment for flying!
Check out the documention booklet above for more terrific design schemes!