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Richard Crossley Original Jet Models for Sale 6 days 15 hours ago #1765

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Here is a chance for you to to own some iconic models from our history made by uber-scale modeller Richard Crossley.
The models are shown below:



Above: the Bell XS-1 for L-2, the model which more than any other, was responsible for reinvigorating the 'Jetex' flying scene at the turn of the century.



Above: 1, Bell X-1E; 2&3 Miles M-52.



Above: Richard in his 'Teutonic' phase. 1, Me-163 Komet; 2, Me 262; 3&4, V-2 Doodlebug.

Richard writes:
" Having been building and flying scale models for over 25 years, I’ve amassed a bulging collection of varied shapes and sizes - and still adding new models every year at an alarming rate - there are now just too many aircraft in my house, so it’s time to offer them on to others who may appreciate them. :)

At the start of the new millennium, along with Pete Smart, David Deadman and others, I had great fun with rocket powered scale models and could often been seen emerging from a cloud of smoke at Old Warden model flying days!
Amongst my collection are a few milestone designs of that period, for example the prototype Bell XS-1 and Me-163 Komet, which were marketed by Aerographics. Both models were restored after testing and have been boxed ever since.
Other notable models of the time were my Miles M-52, Messerschmitt 262, V1 flying bomb and the Bell X1-E and Bell X1-A, derivatives of the original XS-1.

If you’d like to purchase one of my Rapier/Jetex flying models, please contact me direct via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a full list with photos.
The scale ‘jets’ for sale, along with prices are:

BELL XS-1
First flown on 26th July 2000, this is my original Bell XS-1 that served as the prototype for the popular Aerographics kit. This model went a long way to popularising the Rapier rocket scene in the early 2000’s. After countless successful flights it was fully restored and has not flown since. The cockpit interior sports a full -length Chuck Yeager!
Price £150

MESSERSCHMITT ME-163 KOMET
This is another Aerographics prototype. The wing was rebuilt with less reflex than that in the original kit design and as a result it needed far less nose weight. The cockpit has a rather nice hand carved foam pilot wearing his rubberised T-Stoff proof suit.
£150

MESSERSCHMITT ME-262
This model was featured as a full-size plan in Flying Scale Models magazine in 2001. It flew as ‘V186’, an experimental version with a Walter rocket motor on the centreline, so the single motor in a central trough is actually!appropriate. It flew really well, and is still in very good condition.
£125

If you’d like to purchase one of my Rapier/Jetex flying models, please contact me direct via email at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a full list with photos.


Some models can be posted, but I also plan to attend the Model Air event at Old Warden in September (probably Sunday 18th) where purchased models can be picked up"'.

I would add that these models have been built to the highest standard and can easily be adapted for TSP L-2 power. It would be great to see these back in the air! B)
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