Kit FF-68, the Jimmie Allen MC - B-A Parasol, is a parasol-wing endurance
flyer, a Jimmie Allen official contest plane designed by "Speed"
Robertson for the Jimmie Allen Flying Cadets, originally manufactured
by Ontario Model Aircraft Company. This pre-1942 design qualifies
for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) competitions. Flies great!
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked
printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, E-B propeller,
EBM thrust bearing, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing
gear wire, one pair of Jimmie Allen TissueCal™ markings, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in a variety of bright colors. You will need
a building board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-68 Jimmie Allen MC - B-A Parasol
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
Price: $ 22.95
markings for this kit. Includes 4 different pairs
of Jimmie Allen markings printed on white Easy Built Lite tissue.
Dave Franks' "Pinky" JA parasol, Pat Daily's in Navy markings, and Bob McClellan's in Army pursuit markings.
"I completed a BA parasol this past week and I wanted to send
you a few pictures. I liked the Skokie so much that I went ahead and
built the BA even though my past experience with Parasols have not
been all that good. But your BA parasol was a joy to build and fly.
Right now I have 6 strands of 1/8 tan super sport 22" long, turning
a 8" silver prop . I have the airplane set up to turn right under
power and in the glide. The first flight I just put in a few hand
winds and it flew great, all that was needed was a little right rudder
to tighten up the turn. After that I made no more ajustments and on
the 4th flight it flew 48 sec. The flights were flown right at dark
in no lift. Thanks again for making these great old kits available."
- Mike Breen
"Here are my Skokie and a BA Parasol done up as a French fighter." - Lindsey Smith
"Hi Dave, Here's some pictures of my Jimmy Allen B-A Parasol. The kit went together easily and it flies great. I'm no contest flier but do get nice Free Flight flights with this model. Notice the dummy exhaust stacks. They are there for weight and balance as the forward two each have one BB in them for correct CG. Really like EBM models and have several others. Great quality, reasonable prices and good fliers. Keep flying, Jim" - James Polles
"Thought you might enjoy seeing one of your kits completed and flying
well. It's a BA Parasol I built for the Jimmy Allen event. There
is a lot of FAC activity here in Texas so I thought I better
get up to speed as I normally fly AMA and NFFS Power. Great
kit and fun to built." - Mark Troutman
"A couple pics of my Jimmie Allen B-A Parasol. It has a good
glide but I haven't powered it yet. It has a 9 1/2 p-30 prop with
8 strands of 1/8 rubber. I
put a DT on it just in case and hope to get it out for some trim
flights soon." - Gary Acord