The 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 patch.
This free flight rubber powered kit includes a full-size rolled CAD drawn plan, building and flying instructions, laser cut balsa parts hand-picked balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, exhaust cylinders, spinner, and wheels in up position, FAI rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, LaserCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in white. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Russ, is the Pilot for the Chambermaid kit. Male Pilot goggles up. Vacuum-molded scale pilot made from ultra light plastic specifically designed for free flight rubber powered models. Highly detailed 3 dimensional plastic pilot, includes front and back halves, ready to paint.item #P18 price: $4.92
Includes registration numbers precut on our laser from black tissue.item #B194 price: $6.95
Includes canopy, exhaust cylinders, spinner, and wheels in up position.item #B192 price: $9.95
Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Uhu glue stick, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $78.15
Excludes the book on rubber power and the Uhu stick. Includes a soft grip knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, Sobo canopy glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $64.95
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 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $43.08
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 25% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $29.06
"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
2 min 49 second flight at the Middle Wallop event in Hampshire, England in August 2011.