STAGGERWING
STAGGERWING
STAGGERWING
STAGGERWING
STAGGERWING

STAGGERWING

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$250.00
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$199.95
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STAGGERWING

Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing Mahogany Wood Desktop Airplane Model

This is a Regularly Stocked model and ships within  5-7 days

This Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is beautifully handcrafted out of reclaimed Mahogany Wood. Each piece is crafted with intense detail and finished with three coats of polyurethane coating that gives it a high gloss finish. This fine work of art takes approximately 18 hours of labor to create. If you are a collector or simply want a fine art piece this mahogany model is sure to enhance your home or office.

The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is an American biplane with an atypical negative wing stagger (the lower wing is farther forward than the upper wing). It first flew in 1932.
At the height of the Great Depression, aircraft executive Walter H. Beech and airplane designer Ted A. Wells joined forces to collaborate on a project to produce a large, powerful, and fast cabin biplane built specifically for the business executive. The Beechcraft Model 17, popularly known as the "Staggerwing", was first flown on November 4, 1932. During its heyday, it was used as an executive aircraft, much as the private jet is now, and its primary competition were the Waco Custom Cabin and Waco Standard Cabin series of biplanes.

The Model 17's unusual negative stagger wing configuration (the upper wing staggered behind the lower) and unique shape maximized pilot visibility and was intended to reduce interference drag between the wings (although it was later found to have negligible effect).[1] The fabric-covered fuselage was faired with wood formers and stringers over a welded, steel tube frame.[1] Construction was complex and took many man-hours to complete. The Staggerwing's retractable conventional landing gear, uncommon at that time, combined with careful streamlining, light weight, and a powerful radial engine, helped it perform well.

In the mid-1930s, Beech undertook a major redesign of the aircraft, to create the Model D17 Staggerwing. The D17 featured a lengthened fuselage that improved the aircraft's handling characteristics by increasing control leverage, and the ailerons were relocated to the upper wings, eliminating interference with the flaps. Braking was improved with a foot-operated brake linked to the rudder pedals.


MODEL SPECIFICATIONS & GENERAL DIMENSIONS BY MODEL TYPE

Airplanes ( Wingspan: 16-18 inches)
Helicopters ( Overall length: 16-18 inches)
Cars & trucks ( Overall length: 12-16 inches)
Motorcycles & Boats ( Overall length: 12 inches)
Truck combos & Trains ( Overall length: 18-24 inches)

In some cases Dimensions may vary depending on the model. If you want to know the exact size of a model please email us and we will confirm this with you.

WHY OUR MODELS

Our models are handcrafted by master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials. Each piece is a fusion of art and history, resulting in a museum-quality masterpiece. These models make the perfect gift for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, military personnel, automobile enthusiasts, or collectors. Most importantly, we offer custom creation services, allowing you to request any model of your choice.

HOW THEY ARE MADE

Each of our desktop models is meticulously hand-carved from reclaimed mahogany and other fine woods by our seasoned model builders. These models are not merely display pieces; they are family treasures designed to be passed down through generations. The craftsmanship and history embedded in our models will surely be appreciated.
We use leftover wood from the furniture manufacturing industry, ensuring that no trees are purposely cut for our wooden models. Our desktop models are crafted to fit conveniently on your desk or bookcase, without adhering to a specific scale. Our highly skilled artists take great care in creating these beautiful replicas to perfection. Due to natural variations in wood color, we cannot guarantee consistent color across all models.
Our models are shipped semi-assembled, requiring some simple final assembly. For instance, airplane wings and helicopter blades need to be plugged in, but no glue is necessary. We stand by the quality of our models and guarantee your satisfaction. If you are not completely happy with your wooden model, let us know, and we will promptly send you a replacement.

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES

100% Handmade out of reclaimed wood
There is 30+ hours of work on each model
Each model is unique so no two models are exactly alike
Comes finished with high gloss Polyurethane.

SHIPPING DETAILS
For Orders Shipping Within the US
FREE Shipping: Available on all orders within the US.

Stock Models:

  • Shipping Time: Ships within 3-7 days from the order date.
  • Transit Time: 5-7 days, depending on your location.
  • Processing Time: Please allow an additional 2-3 days.


Custom Models:

  • Shipping Time: Ships within 8-10 weeks from the order date.
  • Transit Time: 7-10 days, depending on your location.
  • Processing Time: Please allow an additional 2-3 days.

For Orders Shipping Internationally

  • Shipping Costs: Not included. If not included at the time of order, we will send you a link for the shipping costs.
  • Shipping Quotes: Send us a message with a link to the product and your shipping address for a quote.
  • Delivery Time: Allow an extra 7-10 days beyond the regular shipping time.
  • Customs Fees: We are not responsible for any additional fees incurred by customs at the destination. Check with your local postal service before ordering.
  • Unclaimed Merchandise: If returned due to unclaimed merchandise, you are responsible for the shipping costs, restocking fees, and any additional fees incurred during the return.
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WE THANK YOU !

We thank you for taking the time to view our crafts. We are blessed by customers like you who support our small business. From the master craftsmen and women who meticulously select the wood and create the wonderful models you see, to the dedicated team that makes it possible for you to view our items online, we are deeply grateful. We sincerely thank you for your support. God bless you.