Designed By Matt Kania
60th Anniversary Edition of Matt Kania's 1947 speedster originally kitted by Megow. Perky is designed for Postal Contests where each contestant builds the same model and flies it at their home. The flyer then submits their time for a set number of laps flown. At the end of the year all of the times are averaged for the models flown over that year. The person who comes closest to that average time is the winner. Being the fastest or the slowest does not help as you need to be in the middle. There have been two write ups in Control Line World magazine about the Perky Postal race.
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.