The idea of building your own aircraft flourished in the 1920s and 30s. Many kits were offered, but some were disasters.

On the other hand the “Air Camper” was a popular, very gentle airplane with few bad habits. Many were constructed over the years, and ours was built between 1978 and 1984 by Bob McDonell.

It was never flown and was donated to the Museum in 1990.