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Antique Balsa Airplane Kit North Pacific Sleek Streek Sleek Streak 1960'S - Nip

Item Condition: New
Listed in: Toys & Hobbies > Radio Control & Control Line > Control Line & Free Flight

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Seller: cw-man (26870 )
99.6% Postive Feedback
Location:Swartz Creek, Michigan, US
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Buy It Now 27.95 USD
Quantity: 5 available / 27 sold
Time left: 7d 15h 55m
eBay Item No.: 192871318707
Item Specifics:
MPN : 550 Brand : Unbranded
UPC : Does not apply  
Description* :
Stock now very, low. Only 5 left as of 9-5-19 vintage toy, wind up balsa wood rubber band powered model airplane from the 1960's. Airplane is called a sleek streek. Brand new in package, never opened. Since it is about 45+ years old please assume the rubber band will need replacement. Folks, please keep in mind that these plane kits are 40-50 years old and it is possible that some of the balsa wood could be warped. This is easily correctable with a bit of steam or you can actually use your moist breath on the wood while holding it in the correct position while breathing on it. Other folks have gone as far as wetting the wood down with a light water spray and apply weights until the wood has dried.The last picture is of me, the seller back in 1961 when i was 5 years old and if you look closely you will see that i am pointing at a sleek streek in the back yard of my parents house (which i still own) and i am 63 years old now! Here is some history i found online about north pacific if you care to read it... North pacific products co. During the period from the mid 1950’s to the mid 1970’s, north pacific made some of the most popular (and best remembered) rtf airplanes. They were probably best known for their wide range of great performing rog’s. The company was founded in portland (or) in 1952 by two brothers, charles and wally cleveland. The cleveland brothers worked at jim walker’s american junior aircraft co from 1946-53. While still working at aj … and reportedly without walker’s knowledge … the brothers were also making and selling their own brand of gliders from their home. To reduce production costs, walker wanted to take advantage of the wood curl generated by his company’s advanced balsa slicing machinery … especially during the wing-slicing process. He directed charles to create a plastic clip that could quickly affix the sliced (and curled) wings onto the fuselages of smaller aj gliders and rog’s. This would allow the company to make airfoil wings for the lower-cost... Read More

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