Sketchbook was scanned from the September 1968 American Aircraft Modeler,
page 47.Most building tips are timeless. Even in this era of ready-to-fly
(RTF), almost-ready-to-fly (ARF), bind-and-fly (BAF), etc., there are
still many modelers who build their own aircraft. Nearly all top tier
competition fliers build their own models, as do aficionados of vintage
(aka old-timer) models. Some guys just would rather build than buy a
pre-build airplane, whether from a kit or from plans.
This page has links to every edition of
Sketchbook that I have so far.
By H. A. Thomas
Got a new idea for construction, adjustment,
or operation of model planes or R/C? "AM" pays $10 for each "hint &
kink" used. Send rough sketch and description to Sketchbook, c/o American
Modeler, Potomac Aviation Publications, Inc., 1012 14th St., Washington,