The name of this model harkens back to the early days of television and before. Boston Blackie was originated by Jack Boyle in a novel in 1914. In the novel he was a jewel thief and safecracker but he became a detective in the movie, radio and television series. This model is based on a Paul Del Gotto design that was kited by Scientific models in the late 50's. You will find this model extremely easy to build and amazing to fly.