Here are a few more photos from
the 1959 AMA Nationals, in continuation of coverage in the July and August issues
of Model Aviation magazine. Some are behind-the-scenes shots rather than
just flight line action. Vintage unbuilt kits of a lot of the airplanes you see
in these pictures are selling for a small fortune today on eBay. BTW, this series
of Model Aviation is completely different than and precedes the current
incarnation of Model Aviation that followed the American Aircraft Modeler
and American Modeler titles. Its size is just 8½" high by 5½"
wide, and were typically only about 20 pages. The February 1959 issue has about
twice as many pages because it also contains the 1950-1960 "Official Model Aircraft
Regulations Governing Sporting Model Aviation in America." I have all 12 issue from
1959, and don't know if others are available.
There must be somethin' wrong with the plans, this piece just
"There I was, upside down, and out of gas ..."The sleepy-eyed
audience seems determined to hear the end of this thrilling episode. despite the
"Well, it worked O.K. out on the field today. Must be gremlins
in the transmitter!"
G. A. Sanderson, Anaheim, Calif., prepares his large model for
entry in the Senior Class B Free Flight Gas event at this year's. ats.
Posted August 15, 2022
(updated from original post
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