While doing some research on the old reed type radio control systems, I ran across this superb video that has
the producer interviewing Mr. John Donovan, AMA #8557. John has been flying R/C since the 1950s, worked for Phil Kraft at one time, and now
owns Donovan's Hobby & Scuba Center, in Sioux Falls, SD. OK, I get the hobby
part, but scuba gear? Anyway, he produced a great tutorial on how a lot of the old system components worked. As with most things in life, it was
the pioneers like John who took the arrows - otherwise known as the learning curve - so that the rest of us can enjoy the wonders of today's
radio control systems.
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. There
is a lot of good information and there are lotof pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back
some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen
name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space
Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need. >1,400 Pages Indexed
on Airplanes & Rockets!