|Evening Flying of Sniffer Free Flight|
|Very Functional Balsa Structure|
|Foam and Strapping Tape Makes for a Rugged RC Slope Glider|
|Modern Thermal Soaring RC Sailplane - a little spendy|
|Flying Aces Moth|
|Control Line Built This Year|
Several months ago I reread a book about a modeler growing up in New York and riding the subway with large gasoline powered free flight models to fly in a park. I wrote a blog post on the book, Tales of an Ancient Modeler by Norman Rosenstock. I am now currently rereading the book by Dave Thornburg, Do You Speak Model Airplane. Although the equipment and materials available then was nothing like we have now, the interest level in model aviation was unbelievably high back then. Another book I just purchased, The Fascination of Flight the story of famous modeler Hank Cole I will be reading soon.
|Kits and Engine for Winter Build|
This past year I had great fun in flying the older designs I had built a Jetstream towline glider, Wilbur rubber model, Sniffer, and Basic Yeller PeeWee 30 model powered by a Cox PeeWee .020. For next year I am building additional glow powered models. I have obtained a couple of older glow engines a K&B .049 and K&B .19 Greenhead. In flying e20 and e36 electric free flight models I have found electric power works really well but yet I have this desire to work with the noisy and messy glow engines again.
|Basic Yeller Structure|
I plan to write more blog articles about what I find most interesting in the books I am reading on model aviation history.
https://freeflight.org/product/the-fascination-of-flight/ Hank Cole story