This kit is a 1/12 scale, flying model of the aircraft designed for
the US Army Air Corps as a primary trainer. This rugged monoplane debuted in 1939
during World War II under the PT-19 and PT-26 Cornell designations. The PT 19
with an open cockpit and the PT 26 Cornell with an enclosed cockpit were used
by both US and Canadian air forces to train pilots for WWII. Originally
known as Fairchild M62. This kit is a superb lightweight flying model.
Uses the Box and Former construction method.
Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
"I beefed up the wing. I covered the leading
edge with 1/16 balsa. Beefed up the landing gear mount, covered all
the fuselage with 1/32 balsa. Covered the cockpit area with 1/32
plywood. Mounted a brushed 400 direct drive & Bec with 2200
ma li poly 7.4 volt. Have not flown it so far but it has plenty
of zip so I don't expect any problems."
- Mitchell Underwood