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Easy Built Models Kit FF-02 Phantom
Wingspan: 40"
Class: Sport flying model
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy

The Phantom is a great plane for endurance contest flying. It is a beautiful model to fly, but bring binoculars because this one takes long flights. Utilizes the Box and Former method of building. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.

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The vintage models flown by SAM members are those designed, published or available as kits during the golden era of model aviation, the decade of the thirties to the beginning of WWII. A period following Lindberg's solo flight to Paris that ignited the aviation flame in so many of the World's youth. It was a period when practical model airplanes were developed and made available so anyone could build and fly one and hundreds of thousands did.

SAM calls models from the period prior to 1939, "antique", and prior to 1942, "old timer". They are the basis for good-natured competition in categories from free flight gas and rubber power, and gliders. For the RC enthusiast or for those whose flying field limits free flight there are categories for ignition and glow powered engines. Recently several electric powered classes have been introduced to allow flying of these models quietly from fields where glow and ignition engines are not allowed.

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