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"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." Lord Kelvin, 1895

In order to provide for a reasonable homepage loading time, it is impractical to just keep adding items to the top of the stack and keep all the old stuff there too. Therefore, I have created these Airplanes and Rockets Homepage Archives to maintain a historical snapshot of everything once on the homepage. Unfortunately, I did not think to keep a record until around Fall of 2009; I had just been deleting items from the bottom of the stack. No more, though. Hence forth, if you recall seeing something on the homepage but it is no longer there, please check out these archive pages. I also keep an archive of all the modeling news additions:

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Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. R-985 Radial Engine Video

Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. R-985-AN-14B Radial Engine Video - Airplanes and RocketsDuring a visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the National Air & Space Museum, I videoed this animation of an actual Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. R-985-AN-14B radial engine. Bulldog Powers, the propulsion engineer, handles the narration as he describes the workings of the internal components. The entire engine has been cut down the middle through the cylinders, allowing visitors...

Model Airplanes News' Mini Tutorials

Learn to fly the Avalanche - Airplanes and RocketsAerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport - Airplanes and RocketsModel Airplanes News publishes mini tutorials on how to execute popular aerobatic maneuvers and other routines that require a high level of skill. Learn to fly the Avalanche how to do aerotowing for sailplanes, how to perform a slope aerobatics, and even mastering precision straight and level flight.

3D View of Luthier's Workshop

3D View of Luthier's Workshop - Airplanes and RocketsIf you are a woodworker, whether your skills are applied to model airplanes, clocks, furniture, or musical instruments, this 3D view of the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be appreciated. Tom Barilla, Erie, Pennsylvania's only dedicated luthier (he worked on Melanie's violin), has a workshop full of tools that would activate the salivary glands of any true woodworker.

Glow Plug Specifications

O.S. Glow Plug Application Drawing - Airplanes and RocketsEach month, Bob Aberle writes a column for the AMA's Model Aviation magazine where he answers questions from readers on a wide variety of topics. In the April 2012 edition, he provided a website address for an extensive treatise on glow plug specifications and usages. In it James McCarty, Brian Cooper, and Brian Gardner list the major glow plug manufacturers and present voltages, heat ranges, applications, intended fuel nitro content, short versus long, idle bar, etc. It will probably answer all your questions about glow plugs.

Pendulum Pete

Pendulum Pete (December 1957 American Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsPendulums were used way back when to help keep free flight airplanes in a controlled climb during the powered phase of the flight, and then in a smooth glide back to terra firma. A weight was suspended from a wire that pivoted on an axle, and a pushrod was attached to a movable elevator. If the nose pitched up too much, the pendulum's inclination to always point toward the center of the Earth would move the pushrod in a direction to apply a little down elevator, and...

Radio Circus Real Laugh Riot

Radio Circus Real Laugh Riot (December 1957 American Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsIt's hard to imagine a time when radio control was such a novelty that contests included events where models were steered around on the ground around obstacles. We've come a long way, baby...

Lil' Rebel Article & Plans

Lil' Rebel Plans & Article (May 1972 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsAt the request of website visitor Tony L., these plans and article for the Lil' Rebel control line racer, by Bill Cohen, were scanned from my purchased copy of the May 1972 American Aircraft Modeler magazine (page 36). A lot of experience went into the details of this design. Plans for this fine model were drawn by John Penhallow...

Whiplash Article & Plans

Whiplash Article & Plans (November 1974 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsThe son of a man well-known to many of us in the model aircraft hobby wrote to request that I post this article on the Whiplash, which was originally published in the November 1974 edition of American Aircraft Modeler. In fact, his father wrote a monthly column for AAM at the time, including in that very edition. The Whiplash is a 20-size aerobatic plane designed for fast building and for pattern practice when you don't want to drag out your full-size ship...

Owl Racer w/3-View

Owl Racer w/3-View (April 1971 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsAuthor Don Berliner claims that, "[The Owl Racer] is the easiest racer to model for RC pylon." Curiously, given that claim, no plans were published for it, but there are 3-views. Designer George Owl (I kid you not) applied knowledge gained from the School of Hard Knocks in the field of airplane racing on top of his ample experience with "brains-and-slide-rule" design to create this winning craft. Did you catch that? "Brains-and-slide-rule..."

The P-38 - Best of the Twins

The P-38 - Best of the Twins (April 1971 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsA lot has been written about Lockheed's venerable P-38 Lightning. It was one of the most frightening sights and sounds in the skies of Europe and the south Pacific during World War II. Frightening for Axis power fighters, that was. For the Allies, it was one of the most comforting. Like most military aircraft built in the era, their airframes and engines were not designed to last for more than a few years. So surviving examples of these airplanes are both rare and expensive to procure and to own. For the vast majority of people - myself included - the closest we can ever hope to get is a flying scale model...

The Nationals Reborn

The Nationals Reborn (November 1946 Air Trails) - Airplanes and RocketsHow can the Nationals be "reborn" in 1946? It seems like it would have just recently been born in the first place in 1946. Here is a passage from the AMA's history page: "The Junior NAA, although sponsoring the first “National Aeromodeling Championships” (Nats) in 1923, struggled to be a true aeromodeling organization." Prior to the 1946 Nats reported on in this issue of Air Trails, the last Nats was held in 1941 - 5 years hence, evidently interrupted by WWII...

So You Want to Start an Air Freight Line

So You Want to Start an Air Freight Line (November 1946 Air Trails) - Airplanes and RocketsI love photos of the venerable old DC-3s in action, whether they be performing the role of a passenger airliner, a cargo hauler, or military utility vehicle in the designation of C-47. My only exposure to a real one was after paying $2 at an airshow to walk around inside one. Some day, before the last DC-3 is retired or converted to (ugh) turbine power, I hope to purchase a ride on one. Back in the 1940s, when this story was written for Air Trails, DC-3s were revolutionizing the air industry on all fronts mentioned. If you were a regularly flying...

Turbine-Powered, Fire-Breathing R/C Dragon

Turbine-Powered, Fire-Breathing R/C Dragon - Airplanes & RocketsMore good-old-fashioned American ingenuity was on display at this year's Toledo Weak Signals show with Rick Hamel’s fire-breathing, turbine powered dragon. Some stats: Over 62 individually molded parts, "scale" paint job, wing span of 9 feet, 7 feet long, deeply cambered Eppler 385 airfoil, 30 pound weight, stall speed 25mph, JetCat P80 turbine producing 22 pounds of thrust. It won Best in Show - no surprise...

Bill Mohrbacher's EDF-Powered Windfree

Bill Mohrbacher with his Marks Models Windfree - Powered by a Electric Ducted Fan - Airplanes & RocketsBill Mohrbacher's Carl Goldberg 1/2A Skylane - Airplanes & RocketsWebsite visitor Bill Mohrbacher, of the Beaver Country MAC, sent this photo of his electric ducted fan powered Windfree sailplane. I've never seen an EDF unit on a glider; now I'm thinking about doing one myself! The Windfree was Mark Smith's winning design from the 1970s. To the right is a pic of Bill's 1/2A Skylane from many moons ago.

Contender Article & Plans

Contender Article & Plans (July 1970 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsWebsite visitor Doug W. wrote to ask that I scan and post this article on Dave Platt's familiar Contender. It mentions at the end of the article that Top Flite would soon be kitting the Contender, which indeed it did. The man down the street from me when I was a kid flew radio controlled models and he had a Contender (early 1970s). It was covered in yellow and light blue MonoKote - kind of a strange color scheme. When he crashed it beyond repair, he gave me the carcass...

The Bone Yard Project

The Bone Yard Project - Airplanes & RocketsIf you have access to Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine, you really should read through an issue. I sacrifice sleep to read many articles in each edition, it is that good. "The Bone Yard Project," featured in the April 2012 edition, reports on a collection of retired WWII aircraft at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The unique aspect oft this exhibit is that many of the airframes have been elaborately painted by "street artists." I suppose they took time off from painting railroad train cars and your uncle's back fence to embellish the planes. At least they don't worry about getting arrested for this artwork. The exhibit opened in January and runs through May 31...

Sailplane Aero-Tow

Sailplane Aero-Tow, March 1975 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and RocketsAirplanes & Rockets website visitor David T. wrote asking about locating an article where the author reports on having initially tried aero-towing by a powered airplane with the tow line connected to the tail of the tow plane. Disaster evidently resulted, so the author ended up connecting the tow line to the wing hold-down bolts and success ensued. This is the only aero-tow article I could find in the 1975 year range that David referenced, but it is not what he was looking for. If you know of an article that contains the experience he requested, please send me an e-mail and I will pass it along to David...

How to Fold a Bandsaw Blade into 3 Rings

Woodworking Tips: How to Fold a Bandsaw Blade into 3 Rings - Airplanes and RocketsEvery time I change or replace the blade on my bandsaw, I have to re-learn how to fold the blade into that nifty 3-ring configuration. This time, I decided to make a video of the process. It can be confounding and seem downright impossible until you finally figure out how to fold it...

Maybe We Need "Do-it-Yourself" Model Contests!

Maybe We Need "Do-it-Yourself" Model Contests! (October 1957 American Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsIt's the age-old problem of 20% of the people doing 80% of the work, or maybe it's 10% of the people doing 90% of work. In 1957, clubs were suffering under the same lack of willingness on the part of its members to do little (or no) more than pay annual dues and let someone else run the club business, contests, and promotions. The author here makes a few suggestions for how to get more people to participate in activities. A real sign of the times is how one idea was to segment aeromodeling clubs into groups focusing...

Electric R/C B-17 Video

Electric B-17 Flying at Fairview Business Park, PA - Airplanes and RocketWhile flying my Taylorcraft at the Fairview Business Park in Fairview, Pennsylvania, a group of guys drove up a few hundred feet away and unloaded an electric B-17 R/C model. It turned out to be some members of the Thermal G R/C Club that meets here in Erie, PA. The club president, Cliff Bendig, walked over and introduced himself, and said that club treasurer Gary Niemi was the owner and pilot of the B-17. I drove over to where they were just in time to get this video of the landing...

Candid Camera at the '59 NATS

Candid Camera at the NATS (September 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin) - Airplanes and RocketsHere are a few more photos from the 1959 AMA Nationals, in continuation of coverage in the July and August issues of Model Aviation. Some are behind-the-scenes shots rather than just flight line action. A lot of the airplanes you see in these pictures are selling for a mint today on eBay...

More '59 NATS Photos

More '59 NATS Photos (August 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin) - Airplanes and RocketsHere are more photos from the 1959 Nats report that was published last month (August 1959). A couple of famous names appear: John Tatone, Walt Good, Russ Nichols. If you seen yourself or someone you know in any of the pictures here on, please send me a note and I'll add you to the caption...

The "Builder of Model" Regulation

Here is a tack from 1959 that you won't see these days on why the "Builder of Model" rule must be obeyed: "Honor" and a "basic American sense of fair play." Those days are gone forever, most likely. In today's rude, crude society, you would more likely be admonished against making others feel bad for excelling above them or for believing that being an American is anything special...

'59 Nats Hailed Great Success

'59 Nats Hailed Great Success (July 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin) - Airplanes and RocketsHere is a report on the 1959 Nats, aka the 28th National Model Airplane Championships, held at Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, California. For those not familiar with the early Nats, the U.S. Navy used to sponsor and host the entire show primarily because it was considered a good recruitment tool for young men of a necessarily competitive nature. Their hopes were that those guys would see really cool stuff at the base and anxiously anticipate the day when they could join. Some time in the late 1960s, the attendance by...

1958 Cessna 150 3-View

Cessna 150 3-View (May 1959 Model Aviation News Bulletin) - Airplanes and RocketsThe venerable Cessna 150 first came on the scene in 1958. Per Wikipedia, "The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane, that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. The Cessna 150 is the fourth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150 basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models." The design has changed considerably since 1958...

American Telasco Limited Advertisement

American Telasco Limited from January 1959 Model Aviation - Airplanes and RocketsIn the 1959 timeframe when this edition of Model Aviation was printed, Jetex engines were very popular, likely because the era was really the dawn of the jet age. Everyone wanted to get in on the act. American Telasco Limited, who I had never heard of prior to seeing their advertisement here, exploited the craze by producing a wide range of model aircraft and rockets that were designed specifically for the Jetex engines...

Moronic Anti-Model Aircraft Op Ed in LA Times

Typical of egghead reactionaries in academia, UCLA electrical engineering professor John Villasenor, wrote an article for the March 27, 2012 edition of the LA Times, wherein he laments the government's recent decision not to regulate the RC aircraft hobby as a form of sUAS. In his view, if there is the slightest possibility that one person might decide to use a model aircraft to commit a terrorist act, that is reason enough to form a new freedom-destroying level of bureaucracy. Maybe it is because he hangs with other ivory tower leftists who want the government to totally control everything, especially if they can have a hand in it somehow. Fortunately, AMA President Bob Brown responded quickly to knock it down.

FlightGear Open Source Flight Simulator

FlightGear Open Source Flight Simulator - Airplanes and RocketsI don't know why I never knew about a great open source (aka Free) flight simulator called "FlightGear," but I do now. It's not quite on the level of Microsoft's Flight Simulator, but for free it's a pretty darn nice sim. The graphics are superb, but the flight controls, at least when using the keyboard, are a bit unstable. I was not able to properly trim the aircraft for straight and level flight at any power setting, so landings especially were kind of difficult. FlightGear does have a joystick interface, but I don't own a joystick. My MS Flight Simulator has always done very well when using the keyboard keys. The basic download comes with a couple dozen aircraft, and there are...

More of Those Fabulous Mini-Copters

More of Those Fabulous Mini-Copters (January 1957 American Modeler Magazine) - Airplanes and RocketsThis is yet another of my unrealized lifelong ambitions - building and flying an autogyro. The state of the art has advanced significantly since the early garage-based and corporate experimenters. Companies such as Autogyro USA sells a number of models for private pilots with both open and fully enclosed cockpits. I vowed to build one when my finances would allow. I'm going on 52 and still waiting. There are quite a few model autogyros flying with plenty of plans and a kit or two available if you would like to build one. Here are two handfuls (10) of early models of both helicopters and autogyros that, aside from the familiar Bensen, you might never have heard of...

CL or RC Snowcar Will Liven Up Winter Contests

Control Line or Radio Control Call-Air Snowcar Will Liven Up Winter Contests (January 1957 American Modeler Magazine) - Airplanes and RocketsPropeller-driven air cars and boats were popular in the 1950 and 1960s. They solved the problem of complicated and failure-prone transmissions and had no traction issues regardless of terrain. Recall the James Bond movies of the era that featured these vehicles regularly. As a teenager, I built an air boat out of a block of styrofoam and a Cox .048 Babe Bee engine. A rudder was controlled by my OS 3-channel RC system. It ran pretty well - nothing to get excited about but it was my first radio-controlled model of any sort...

652 Miles Per Gallon

652 Miles Per Gallon (November 1975 Model Aviation Article) - Airplanes and RocketsWay back in 1975, my friend, Jerry Flynn, and I assisted Dick Weber in his successful flight on June 14, 1975, that set a new FAI Closed Course Record of 225 miles in 5 hours and 38 minutes. We were both flaggers to signal when the Tortoise has passed the distance markers. See the credits on page 37 in the actual magazine. The Tortoise got its name by virtue of the craft having landed near a turtle on the runway. It was a long day, with everyone being sunburned by the end of it. We were all members of the Prince Georges Radio Control Club (PGRC).

Viggen Catapult-Launch Glider

Viggen Catapult-Launch Glider from the March 1973 American Aircraft Modeler - Airplanes and RocketsFor some reason I never did much with catapult gliders. The ones you used to be able to buy in the convenience store for a quarter or so were pretty good, but after a few hard landings you had to glue the balsa wing halves into the plastic holders. The ones we bought had the wing halves on a pivot that allowed the wings to fold up during the high speed launch and then a small rubber band pulled them back down at the apogee. None of them lasted more than a few flying sessions. This Viggen model has fixed wings and probably performs a lot better...

EAA Acro-Sport Article & Plans

EAA Acro-Sport Plans and Article (November 1974 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsAn Airplanes and Rockets website visitor asked that I post this article for reference while building the model from an old set of plans that he has. Hopefully, he will send a photo of the completed craft once it's ready to fly. In the late 1970s, I was working on my private pilot license and dreamed of building a homebuilt airplane. The Bowers Fly Baby biplane was the first choice based on my nearly non-existent budget since it was all-wood  and used a 65 HP engine...

Perpy VTO

Perpy (March 1957 American Modeler Magazine) - Airplanes and RocketsIn 1957, experimentation with full-size vertical-takeoff was still relatively new. The Convair XFY Pogo is probably the most familiar of the attempts. It sat on its tail and had two huge counter-rotating props in the nose. Without lightning speed computers for stabilization, it required the pilot to do most of the flying. Things just did not go well. If was not until the Harrier Jump Jet that practical VTOL aircraft became a reality. Jet engines don't suffer anywhere near as much negative effect of counter-torque. In fact, the low moment arm of the high rotational speed of the compact turbine mass actually helped...

Jetex-Powered "VTO"

Jetex-Powered "VTO" is Third in Series of Air Adventurers Models (March 1957 American Modeler Magazine) - Airplanes and RocketsJetex rocket motors were a big deal to my friends and me in the early 1970s, although they had been around a lot longer than that. In fact, this article in the March 1957 edition of American Modeler was printed a year before I was born. The motors did not product a whole lot of thrust, so light weight was an absolute necessity. Once I finally got the buggers lit, they worked well and made a really cool hissing noise as the fuel burned. However, the amount of fuse wire provided never was enough to...

Eclipse Article Text Added

Eclipse Article & Plans (October 1974 American Aircraft Modeler) - Airplanes and RocketsThe Eclipse is an all-balsa radio-controlled sailplane model with a 16-foot wingspan, geodesic ribs construction, and "V" tail configuration. I posted the plans about a year ago, and just now added the text of the construction article...

Excellent Cox Engine Website!

Dr. Martin Hepperle's Cox Website - Airplanes and RocketsIf you are a Cox products aficionado, you will definitely want to visit Dr. Martin Hepperle's website. His collection is second to none and even includes historical information, CAD models of the engines. Lots of rarely seen cars, boats, and airplanes can be found there. Lots of other good stuff, too, like a Java applet for designing tuned pipes, propellers, and airfoils

Cox PT-19 from Leisure Dynamics Era

Cox / Leisure Dynamics PT-19 - Airplanes and RocketsAs part of my endeavor to reacquire some of the models that I had as a kid (airplanes and rockets), I bid for and won this Cox PT-19 Trainer off of eBay. It is pictured above to the right, in brand-new condition. Unfortunately, I decided to sell it a couple years later during a pending move. However, I was able to get a replacement from the same era a few months ago (January 2012) from a nice lady in British Columbia, Canada. The new Cox PT-19 was marketed in Canada by Leisure Dynamics sometime around 1969, and the box was unopened when she contacted me about selling it. The box and contents are in absolutely pristine condition...

R/C Slope Soaring Videos

R/C Slope Soaring Videos - Airplanes and RocketsR/C slope soaring is a great way to combine the need for speed and aerobatics with a love of gliders and the benefit of relatively low cost. There is no fuel to buy, no expensive brushless motors and LiPo battery packs (2 or more per model) and no waiting for charging. With today's spread spectrum radios, you can fly for hours at a time without having to wait for a frequency channel to clear. Sure, you can spend big bucks if you really want to, but for $100 for an airplane and a $200 radio system you can be in the air. The biggest challenge...

World's First Remotely Controlled Helicopter

World's First Remotely Controlled Helicopter Video - Airplanes and RocketsAccording to the opening screen, this is possibly the world's first remotely controlled (RC) helicopter. When you read the comments left by viewers, some ignorantly criticize the "RC" part of the title by pointing out that "RC" stands for "radio controlled," but in fact it also means "remotely controlled," which is what this model is; there are wires attached. The inventor was Arthur M. Young. His rotor head is very similar to the first commercially available radio controlled (R/C) helicopters with a fixed pitch and flybar controlled by a swash plate. The clips shown are clips from the BBC's "Century of Flight." After Mr. Young's model...

Antique Rope Bed

Antique Rope Bed & Sacking Bottom - Airplanes and RocketsAfter dropping off some stuff at the Erie City Mission, Melanie and I walked through the display floor to see what was available. We've gotten some good things there in the past, including a Queen Anne chair and a china hutch. We've been looking for a used, full-size bed for the spare bedroom to replace the twin bed that used to be our daughter's. Fortunately, the Erie City Mission had recently acquired a turn-of-the-20th-century rope bed that, according to lore, used to belong to the owner of a defunct local brewery (Kohler?). Heavy pine is used...

E-flite Taylorcraft (on Skis & In-Flight Video)

E-flite's Taylorcraft on Snow Skis and In-Flight Video - Airplanes and RocketsNow I know why nearly everyone who has submitted a comment or review of E-flite's electric-powered Taylorcraft has raved about its quality of construction and flight characteristics. Since it was first introduced three or four years ago, I have placed in it Horizon Hobby's online shopping cart, and then removed it, a couple dozen times. I never went through with the order until recently for two reasons: There just wasn't enough free time to fly it, and my innate resistance to buying pre-built airplanes rather than building them myself. Well, there's still not much free time either for flying or building, so at least by giving in and buying an ARF model, that will offset some of the time that would be needed to build one. In fact, I do have yet another electric-powered...

Model Airplane News Items

Watch a 200-lb., R/C, A380-900 Airbus fly - Airplanes and RocketsWatch a 200-lb., R/C, A380-900 Airbus fly.

 - Airplanes and RocketsHere is an interesting tour of Castle Creations' ESC assembly plant.

Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll! - Airplanes and RocketsPro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel - Airplanes and RocketsBest in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Bean Hill Flyers Newsletters Now Online

Bean Hill Flyers March 2012 Newsletter - Airplanes and RocketsEven though I'm not much of a member of the Bean Hill Flyers club because I don't take the time to visit the flying field very often (and don't currently have a plane to fly), there are lots of guys who are very active all year round. Their activities are documented in a newsletter. There is no dedicated website for the club, so I am posting copies of the newsletters here for anyone interested. The Bean Hill Flyers serve the Erie, Pennsylvania, area. Contacts and directions to the field are on the newsletter pages...

Jupiter-Moon-Venus Alignment

Jupiter-Moon-Venus Alignment on February 26, 2012 - Airplanes and RocketsIf you were lucky enough to have clear skies on the evening of February 26, 2012, you were treated to a very cool alignment of Jupiter, the moon, and Venus, near the western horizon. The sky in Erie was mostly clear, with a few stray lines of clouds, which created the effect in this picture. All three objects are overexposed, but it would not have been possible to get the shot without it. The moon, being only a couple days old, was actually nowhere near full...

All TOCs for American Aircraft Modeler Complete

I finally dedicated time to scanning and posting the rest of the table of contents (TOC) for the rest of my collection of American Aircraft Modeler magazines. So, now the complete set from January 1968 through March 1975 is available. About 25% have at least one article posted, and now I'm going back to link to all the other articles not yet linked from the new TOCs. This effort took almost two full days. Let me know if you see an article that you would like to have scanned and posted...

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