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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt 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 ...

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Kirt Blattenberger

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Marks Models Windward

Note: Please contact me if you have a Windward you are willing to sell.

The Marks Models Windward was my first "real" radio controlled glider (sailplane). It had a 72" wingspan. My old OS Digitron 3-channel radio went into it at first, and then was replaced by a Cirrus 4-channel rig. If I recall correctly, the Windward lived two lives - one before the big crash, and the other after (which also eventually succumbed to a big crash). The covering for the first incarnations was silkspan and dope, and then Solarfilm was used on the second. Solarfilm is not sold any more, and as I recall was nowhere near as strong and stiff as Monokote. However, as with most aspects of my aeromodeling back then, the choice for covering materials was based almost entirely on available cash.

I would like to acquire a Windward kit for old-time sake; it will be preserved and never built. Please let me know if you have one you are willing to sell. Thank you.

The plans and kit parts are shown below.

 

Marks Models Windward Kit Plans & Parts - Airplanes and Rockets

The AMA Plans Service offers a full-size version of plans at a very reasonable cost. They will scale the plans any size for you. 

plans.modelaircraft.org

Here are a couple photos that I pulled off the Web.

Marks Models Windward glider kit - Airplanes and Rockets    Marks Models Windward glider (not mine) - Airplanes and Rockets

Marks Models Windward glider kit                      Marks Models Windward glider (not mine)

 

SkyBench formerly made a laser-cut kit, with the full blessing of Mark Smith.

  • Windward - short kit (Wayback Machine saved page)

Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

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