June 1957 American Modeler
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Aircraft modeling has undergone
significant changes over the decades - both in technology and preferences. Magazines like
American Aircraft Modeler,
American Modeler, and
Air Trails were the best venues for capturing snapshots of the
status quo of the day. Still, many things never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler.
Whether you are here to wax nostalgic, or are interested in learning history, hopefully you will find what you are seeking.
As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any)
are hereby acknowledged.
are a couple videos of pulse jet engines being run. The top one is a home-made
pulse jet engine mounted on an R/C Long EZ. The bottom video presents a
short tutorial on how the Dyna-Jet is built, how it is made, and how to
Back in the 1950s, a company named Curtis Automotive Devices
manufactured the now-converted Dyna-Jet engine (they typically sell for >$400
on e-Bay - if you can find one). Are they still around today? Yep, only
the company name is now
One of the first pulse-jet products aerospace engineer Russell Curtis produced
was the Dyna-Jet "Red Head" miniature engine for use in
(per their website).
This advertisement was scanned from page 57 of the June 1957 edition
of American Modeler
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
$35.00 price in 1957 would be $269.89 in 2010 money.
Below is the e-Bay auction mentioned.