Reproductions of the Cleveland Quicky all balsa sheet models
The models in this section represent reproductions of the old Cleveland Quicky series of pre-decorated all balsa models.
The models shown here along with the plan packages are a best attempt to reproduce the original series in their original form. Each plan package includes a scan of the original kit plan if it was available along with some building notes. All of the plans are in the Adobe PDF format. Each package contains multiple pages that are printed on U.S. legal size paper (8.5" x 14"). A link is provided with each model description to download the associated plan package. WHEN PRINTING MAKE SURE THAT PRINT SCALING HAS BEEN TURNED OFF.
A description of the method I use to print the parts directly on balsa is provided here. Just click on the link.
NOTE - A very good alternative to printing the parts for these models directly on balsa it to use T-shirt iron-on transfer paper. This material comes in 8 1/2" x 11" sheet size and works very well for transferring the drawn parts to balsa. A summary of the process for doing this is covered here. The major advantage of using this process is any printer can be used. To make it a bit easier to use iron-on transfer paper to create the full color parts for these models an alternate parts drawing package is provided. This drawing package has been laid out for 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. A link to the iron-on transfer package is provided in each model section of this page.
I do hope that if you decide to build any of these models, you will receive as much enjoyment as I have from my trip down memory lane.
All drawings not identified as coming from another source are copyright 2002-2016, Paul Bradley, All rights reserved
|Cleveland Quickie Series|
|This is the Luscombe Sedan. The color and markings have been
enhanced from those used in the original kit. The markings are those
provided on the pre-decorated parts with background color added where
the original was bare balsa. The model has a wing span of just under 18".
The plan was missing from the kit I used to prepare this package. As a result I developed a "plan" in the style of the illustrated building steps used for the models of this type.
|Thanks to Dave Livingston we have the Aeronca Chief. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (717 kb). The color and markings are those used on the original kit.|
|Another offering from Dave Livingston is the Piper Cub. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (801 kb). The color and markings are those used on the original kit.|
|Another offering from Dave Livingston is the Luscombe Silvaire. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (750 kb). The color and markings are those used on the original kit.|
|Another offering from Dave Livingston is the Beech Bonanza. This plan package and photo of the model he built was provided by Dave. You will find Dave's plan package here (771 kb). The color and markings are an enhanced version of the original kit.|
|Thanks to Steve Kranish we are able to complete the Cleveland Quicky
series with the North American F-86. Steve scanned the contents
of his kit so I could develop a reproduction package. This model has a
wing span of 18" and is intended to be Hi-Start launched. Since I print
my parts on 1/32" balsa, I have included a second copy of each part for
laminating them into 1/16" balsa as was used in the original kit. The
full thickness parts will be necessary to stand up to the launch loads.
The markings are per the original kit. A light gray background color was
added where the kit left the background bare balsa.
I have also provided a 3D model file for a mold to vacuum form the canopy. This file can be used to create the canopy mold using a 3D printer. That file is in the .stl format and can be found here (6.9 mb).
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