"Bruce, I thought you might be interested in viewing this clip of my old Flyin" King (video below) flying an X-1 rocket plane to altitude. She still flies great and can carry her load. Updated the power plant from the Saito .91 to an OS120AX. Love your kits"
YouTube Video Link
|Sadly, Allen sent this final report:
"What is not shown on the video is the third and final flight of the X-1. After the release from the Flyin' King, the rocket was fired. It blew the retainer out and set the X-1 ablaze. Was landed but two fire extinguishers later, she was a total washout. This did not happen on the Flyin' King - it was placed there for pictures only. The King survived.
"Ryan drew his own plans and built the X-1. It weighed 3 lb even with the rocket motor. I sure hope he repairs or builds another."