Slow Combat Model
Slow Combat became popular in the 1960's and 70's as a contest between two pilots. The idea was to fly planes of similar performance and speed so competitions were easy to watch and enjoy. This concept allowed each pilot the time required to develop a strategy for winning the match. Over time these planes developed into faster performance machines which detracted from the contest. To ensure that this does not happen again it is suggested that all planes in the contest use the same engines and be of similar design. To this end we offer the APOCALYPSE and the MONGOOSE - two of the best performing models of the 1970's.
The American Classic Series of kits by Black Hawk Models present famous designs of the past in modern kit form. Some of the models in this line were designed by famous designers and many have won trophies in National competition. American Classic models are more advanced than the standard Black Hawk Models kits. They require more building skills, including the use of covering materials in many cases. These planes require larger engines and generally provide better, more stable flight characteristics. While Junior Ace and Black Hawk Models FS series models are good starting points, the American Classic models are the goal that modelers strive to achieve.