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Kirt Blattenberger

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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 ...

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Venusian Scout: An Out-of-This-World Job! Article & Plans
March 1955 Air Trails

December 1954 Air Trails

December 1954 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

A lot of people still believed in little green men from Mars and antennaed beings from Venus in the middle of the last century. For that matter, no planet or star was ruled out as host to intelligent life back in the day. Recall that it was only two decades earlier (1938) that Orson Welles created a panic with his Halloween broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Some still believed that the "canali" recorded by astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli were elaborate water distribution systems constructed by Martian citizens for distributing water. Venus, though mysteriously shrouded by clouds, surely hosted a civilization far superior to Earth's. This 1/2A control line model represents what was a common planform for unidentified flying objects based on "sightings." Most were either cigar or saucer shaped; Venusian Scout honors the latter. A paper plate, halved ping pong balls, and a bat-wing-like vertical fin serve as the shape-giving elements for that authentic look.

 - Airplanes and RocketsVenusian Scout:

An Out-of-This-World Job!

By Roy L. Clough, Jr.

No article accompanied these plans.

Venusian Scout Plans, March 1955 Air Trails - Airplanes and Rockets

Venusian Scout Plans

 

Notice:

The AMA Plans Service offers a full-size version of many of the plans show here at a very reasonable cost. They will scale the plans any size for you. It is always best to buy printed plans because my scanner versions often have distortions that can cause parts to fit poorly. Purchasing plans also help to support the operation of the Academy of Model Aeronautics - the #1 advocate for model aviation throughout the world. If the AMA no longer has this plan on file, I will be glad to send you my higher resolution version.

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Posted  October 12, 2013

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