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Hales (ex-Frog) Flying Models
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PostPosted: May 6th, 2016, 7:58 pm 
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Why is he so confused ?
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I know y'all aren't into this aspect of CBK, but I'm on a vintage flying model kick right now, so ...

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Frog transferred some 130 of it's flying construction kits to a competitor, A.A.Hales, in 1963. You can read all about it and see the product line in Lines & Hellstrom, pg252+.

They were produced under the label "FrogFlite" and when I saw this on E-bay, I jumped at it but then when I got it, I re-read L&H and discovered this was not a Frog original. On the plus side it didn't break the piggy-bank and is in excellent condition.

It is not stick-and-tissue. The wings & tail are sheet and the fuselage is built from a few formers and two sides with sheet bent around top & bottom. Rubber-powered. Span around 18", I think.

Anyway, I thought I'd put it here in case someone comes up with a true Frog.

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