The models in this section represent reproductions of the old Top Flite Jigtime series models. The models were the creation of Carl Goldberg and introduced may people to the world of model aviation. The kits in the series were unique in several ways. They were guaranteed to fly and came with all the color and markings already applied to the balsa parts. The design of the parts included tabs and slots that helped insure that each part could only fit one way during the assembly of the model. The series went through several changes during the time they were in production. A selected set of the series were sold as Duralume models. These replaced the color printed parts with parts that were clad with aluminum foil. The markings were changed to complement the foil backgrounds. During the 60's the models went through a revision. Some of the models were dropped from the line and those that remained lost the clear plastic windshields and pilot figures. They also had much of the solid color backgrounds eliminated.
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 along with some building notes. Some of the kit plans represent the later versions of the models or the Duralume series. While the supplied part templates will deviate a bit from the plan, the plan will provide adequate information to assemble the model. 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 used 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 is 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" sheets. A link to the iron-on transfer package is provided in each model section of this page.
If you have access to a 3D printer, you will find some 3D print files for propellers here. The 6" prop is well suited for these models.