Airplanes and Rockets' history & copyright Google search American Modeler Air Trails American Aircraft Modeler Young Men Hobbies Aviation Flying Aces Saturday Evening Post Boys' Life Hobby Distributors Amateur Astronomy Engines & Motors Balsa Densities Silkspan Covering Comics Electronics My Models Model Aircraft Articles Plans Model Boat Articles Plans Model Car Articles Plans Model Train Articles Plans 1941 Crosley 03CB Radio Model helicopter articles & plans Crosswords Model Rocket Articles Plans Restoration Projects Photos Peanuts Collection Model Aircraft Articles Plans Sitemap Homepage Hints and Kinks Amateur Radio Archives of the homepage R/C Modeler Electronics About Airpleans and Rockest, Disclaimer, Terms of Use Model Topics Please Donate to Airplanes and Rockets Parole Plaza, Annapolis, Maryland Hobby Items for Sale Airplanes and Rockets Hero Graphic

Drones - Airplanes and Rockets

Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets

Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry: Peanut Mk.2
October 1961 American Modeler

October 1961 American Modeler

October 1961 American Modeler magazine cover - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

This plan sheet for Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry, Peanut Mk.2, was printed in the October 1961 issue of American Modeler magazine. It won the ½A control line speed event with an official speed of 102.46 mph. As was common in the day, a bottom fuselage "pan" made of cast magnesium was used. Speed models had no landing gear and took off from a drop-away wheeled cradle (I have seen a rear bird or two with a single embedded wheel). They usually flew from paved or concrete runways (flying circles), so a metal fuselage made for a durable shell. It also made for a very rigid wing and tail mount. Metal working skill was/is needed for speed models for modifying the metal pans to accept the engine, fuel tank, control system, and other construction components.

Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry: Peanut Mk.2

Warren Kurth's "049" Speed Entry: Peanut Mk.2, October 1961 American Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets

With Front Rotary .049 Tee-Dee engine, Kurth had fastest A/2 speed at 1961 Nationals: 102.46 mph!



Posted November 4, 2023

About Airplanes & Rockets 

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and RocketsKirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

Copyright  1996 - 2026
All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

Homepage Archives  |  Modeling News Archives


Kirt Blattenberger


Family Websites:

RF Cafe

Equine Kingdom

Model Aircraft Museum, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets

Rocket Kits + Accessories - Airplanes and Rockets

Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Brodak Mfg