The twin-engine model fan will find the Mercator a real natural for building and flying.
The MERCATOR in this issue came from the March 1954 issue of Air Trails.
Doug Rolfe’s drawiings showing the early days of helicopter development in the US will give you an idea on just how far we have come.
The HI-Q Radio Controlled model in this issue comes from the days when radio gear was heavy and needed a lot of batteries as well. The model ended up pretty stout as well.
High-Q the National Championship R/C Winner by Jack C. Port.
SPITFIRE PILOT is our free book for this month. Written by who was a RAF pilot it’s a flying adventure story with the ring of authenticity.
What does our Peanut Bender do when he finds a design that hasn't enough room for a rubber motor? Turn to Fizz Power! This little ship is a perfect subject for C02 engines. This Walt Mooney design is from the November 1977 issue of Model Builder.
The WEICK W1-A model plan.
Here also is RCMW’s first Model Builder’s Challenge Contest with $350 in prizes for building and flying the FLYING FISH model. Deadline is December 1 for receipt of entries.
Weick in rear cockpit, Lindbergh in front & Hamilton of Hamilton Standard.
Weick - Right Rear & Amelia Earhart.
First JATO takeoff.
Quarter Midget pylon racing was a new and rapidly growing sport in the 1970's. This tried and proven design by Austin Leftwich was featured in the November 1977 issue of Model Builder magazine.
Lil Gem III.
Carl Goldberg's INTERCEPTER has appeared in many variations and several sizes. This .020 replica by Jerry Murphy appeared in the November 1977 issue of Model Builder.
The INTERCEPTER Free Flight.
MODEL CRAFTSMAN was another model magazine that started as a sort of Popular Mechanics copy but had quite a few model airplane articles as well between 1933 and 1946. The May 1933 issue is our free download.
And how about a simple flying wing catapult glider from Air Trails? Thats what our WHIZZIE from Air Trails is. Don’t throw out that old arm.