Do You Speak Model Airplane Author:Dave Thornburg Comet, Peerless, goldberg, Kraft, Megow, Sterling, Monarch, Joy, K&B, PDQ, Sig, Bay Ridge, Monogram, Dynaflite, F&B, Great Planes, Ace, Cleveland--If these names mean anything to you, chances are you're a model builder and this book is your life! You're not alone. Some ten to twelve million Americans have pursued the dream of miniature flight ... more »in this century. Famous names like Senator Barry Goldwater, astronaut Neil Armstrong, commentator Paul Harvey, comedians Bud Abbot and Lou Costello, aircraft builder Donald Douglas, reformed Brooklnite Sal Taibi....So who's this Sal Taibi you ask? Just the most famous free flighter in America! Read about him--and Walker and Goldberg and deBolt and Aldrich and a hundred other heroes of modeling's first eighty years.
All the names, all the big contests (the Nats, the Mirror, the Plymouth) that make up the long and rich tradition of U.S. aeromodeling. From the twin pusher to the latest Ugly Stik--it's all here in one fact filled volume, written with wit and affection by a lifetime modeler, a forty-year member of the clan. Read it and chuckle, read it and remember!« less