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Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

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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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Annual 1960 Air Trails Hobbies for Young Men

Annual Edition 1960 Air Trails
Annual Edition 1960 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.

By 1960 when this "And Aweigh They Go!" article appeared in the Annual edition of Air Trails magazine, radio control systems had advanced to where they were providing a semblance of proportional control, were smaller in volume and weight (thanks to semiconductors rather than vacuum tubes), and were more affordable and reliable. Model engines, too, were more convenient and easier to operate thank to the advent of glow fuel and glow plugs rather than gasoline and spark ignition systems. Some modelers still employed the older equipment or a mix of old and new, but the serious contenders did then as they do now by tending to go with the latest and greatest engines, electronics, hardware, and construction techniques. The model boats featured here are examples of the latter.

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Ray Browder's Mac 60 powered Midnight hits 70 mph - Airplanes and Rockets

Running at Seattle, Wash., Green Lake, Ray Browder's Mac 60 powered "Midnight" (above) hits 70 mph. This design is typical of many in Northwest area.

Largest model boat driven by an air prop is Fred Glatstein's 17 pound job - Airplanes and Rockets

Largest "model" boat driven by an air prop is Fred Glatstein's 17 pound job which is an inch less than 5' long! Called the "Redbird I," Fred, now 16, built this from 1/4" plywood frames, used 1/8" balsa planking. Power is Fox 59.

Live wires in model speed boat racing is Charles Baxmann of Detroit - Airplanes and Rockets

One of the long-time live wires in model speed boat racing is Charles Baxmann of Detroit who served many years as president of the International Model Power Boat Association. He's seen with Gar Wood award.

Reelected president of the International Model Power Boat Association, Peter F. Yanczer - Airplanes and Rockets

Reelected president of the International Model Power Boat Association, Peter F. Yanczer of Rock Hill, Mo., is noted for the "Waterfly" hull. Information on IMPBA may be obtained from its secretary, W. R. Kleypas at 21 Santa Fe Drive, St. Louis 19, Missouri.

Dick Hanson of the Chicago Model Power Boat Association - Airplanes and Rockets

Holding his original design radio control outboard hydroplane is Dick Hanson of the Chicago Model Power Boat Association. Unique feature is Dick's throttle control which automatically cuts engine speed as boat starts into a turn. As she comes out of turn and into straightaway engine accelerates. Hull is clean running and fast. Dick won trophy at International Regatta.

Beautiful model of Paul Sawyer's big Alter Ego was made by Gil Swartzel - Airplanes and Rockets

Beautiful model of Paul Sawyer's big "Alter Ego" was made by Gil Swartzel of San Francisco. Little "AE" weighs nearly 17 pounds, uses S-channel CG receiver for steering and throttle control.

radio control boat is 44 1/2" long, has 22" beam, is powered by Dooling 61 engine - Airplanes and Rockets

This radio control boat is 44 1/2" long, has 22" beam, is powered by Dooling 61 engine with custom water cooling.

Holder of Class D record at a scorching 94.73 mph Charles Oslanci of Detroit - Airplanes and Rockets

Holder of Class D record at a scorching 94.73 mph Charles Oslanci of Detroit is one of the fastest moving fellows in the world of model boat racing. Photo taken at International Regatta held in Indianapolis.

 

 

Posted January 8, 2022

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