America's first two place, enclosed canopy Monoplane

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  1. Birdman914

    Birdman914 New Member

    The Velie Monocoupe 70, By Fiddlers Green

    Been meaning to do this one again with windshield and interior.
    Dressed it up a little with different wheels and made the prop spinner out of a fishing sinker which also acts as a balance weight. [​IMG] OOPS I see I forgot to install the step by the door [​IMG]
    Not completely happy with how the windshield came out and I forgot to do the windows in the wing [​IMG]

    On Silent Wings I Fly.

    We havin fun yet?
  2. David H

    David H Member

    Are you sure that's a FG kit.... looks amazing!

  3. Birdman914

    Birdman914 New Member

    Thanks. Yep it's a FG..

    :eek:OOPS! Forgot the exhaust system too:oops:

  4. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Fiddlersgreen Velie Monocoupe 70 Monoplane Model

    Superbly built, Birdman,

    and very nice detailing. I like the wheels, the windows and the interior - they add a distinct look of the real thing.

    Bengt :thumb:

    There are a lot of interesting facts about this marvellous little monoplane at Fiddlersgreen:
  5. Birdman914

    Birdman914 New Member

    Thanks Bunches Bengt,

    That's a real complement:mrgreen:
  6. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Velie Mono Aircraft Corporation

    You´re welcome, Birdman,

    I found some interesting fact and photos of the real thing - makes you wish you were back in 1929, with a fat wallet (contrary to most people in those days):

    Bengt :thumb:
  7. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Lucky Frank Spring . . .


    It seems that some buyers didn´t need that fat wallet - take a look at this Bill of Sale, (which I cleaned up a bit from the site above):


    Do you think that this could this have been some sort of order confirmation payment? Otherwise, it´s pretty cheap for an aeroplane, even in 1930.

    Bengt :eek:

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