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Model Aviation Crossword Puzzle #5

Back around 2000, I submitted a few model aviation themed crossword puzzles to the Academy of Model Aeronautics' monthly magazine, Model Aviation. After many months, Mr. Bob Hunt responded saying that he had just assumed the position of editor for the "If It Flies" column, and that he would be interested in publishing the crosswords. So, six of the puzzles appeared in 2001 editions.

Today, while searching through some old files, I ran across the document that I originally submitted, and I figured it might be nice to make them available to visitors to the Airplane and Rockets website. Enough time has gone by now that I hope they don't mind that I have reproduced them here.

Here are links to all of the crossword puzzles:

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Model airplane Crossword Puzzle #5 - Airplanes and Rockets


ACROSS
1 Fuel film
2 Connector that prevents twisted control lines
4 Be without a propeller
7 Purchase model supplies
10 Grabbing surfaces of pliers
14 Man a racing pylon
15 Rough-edged
19 Edit
22 .049 size models
26 Convenient vehicle for transporting giant scale planes
27 Charlie Brown's expression
28 What the epoxy did when mixed properly
30 Sound of a cow
31 Monkey
32 Repulsive
33 Sign up for a flying contest
34 Engine combustion byproduct
35 Radio control
36 1/1,000,000th of a microsecond
37 You, ___, can learn to fly
38 The Golden ___ of Aviation
40 Rechargeable battery type
43 Indian dish
46 Propeller centers
48 Keeps your RC blimp floating
49 State in AMA District IX
51 The goodwill efforts of AMA
52 Only
54 Loop performed beginning inverted
57 Tool for cutting outside threads
58 Observation, abbr.
60 Small nail
61 Transmitter component, abbr.
62 Leftover balsa from die-cut sheet
63 Lopsided
65 Positive lead color
66 Pocket bread
68 Geographic region of AMA District V
69 State in AMA District VI
70 Poorly lighted
71 Emotion following a crash
73 My daughter __ learning to fly model planes
74 Leave this at home when heading to the field
76 Printer's measures
78 Wing____, aerobatic maneuver
80 Starter's command at a pylon race
81 State in AMA District XI
82 I ____ a new radio system
83 Continent of AMA headquarters
85 RC car
87 Body of retainers
89 I ___ a great day at the flying field!
91 Local oscillator
92 Soft food for infants
93 Eccentric mechanism
95 Top US modeling contest, abbr.
97 Embankment
98 Computer network departments
99 Control _______; i.e., elevator, aileron
101 Islamic chieftain
102 Quarter bushel
103 Full-time model builder & flier, abbr.
104 Energy source for giant scale engines
105 Pilot's record
106 Dr. Sandy _____, AMA District VIII VP - 2000
DOWN
1 Tool for shaving balsa
3 Model Aviation department
5 State in AMA District V
6 Control line
7 I'll __ at the flying field all day
8 Describes a quantity
9 Yo-__ CL airplane
11 State in AMA District VIII
12 __ have a contest planned for next weekend
13 State in AMA District IX
14 Drafting software
15 Balance point
16 That's ___ finest P-38 freeflight model I've ever seen
17 Soaring club in Riverside, CA
18 State in AMA District IV
20 Atomic mass unit
21 Airline abbr. for city of Pikes Peak Soaring Society
22 Computer printout
23 Propeller vendor, in Woodland, CA
24 Front edge of a wing
25 Soak up fuel
26 AMA district that includes KY and MO
27 Country where AMA is based
29 Back edge of a wing
32 Joyce _____, AMA Executive Director 1999-2000
36 Engine sound
38 Mood on the flight line
39 Expunge
41 Iron-on Mylar finish by TopFlite
42 Flying field shack
43 Tip-to-tip distance of propeller
44 Printed sale announcements in Model Aviation
45 Permits
46 ___ do you do such perfect loops?
47 Rolls 180 degrees from inverted
48 Hasten
50 Japanese sash
53 Dropsy
55 Snap ______ - control line connector
56 Part of LSF
57 Darn!
59 Increase the angle of attack
61 Radio modulation type
64 Model engine manufacturer in Gardnerville, NV
67 Length of time a plane has been in existence
70 Beetle
72 Female deer
75 Probability
77 Don't fly in front of this!
79 Split apart
81 State in AMA District IV
82 Original airfoil classifier
84 Original AMA magazine
86 Tool for cutting inside threads
88 Used to arrest crippled carrier planes on landing
90 Similar to
91 Stud for mounting wheels
92 Precision Approach Radar
94 State in AMA District VII
96 State in AMA District V
98 State in AMA District VII
99 __ what?
100 Models with no external control influence during flight














Model airplane Crossword Puzzle Solution #5 - Airplanes and Rockets

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