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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Model Aviation Crossword Puzzle #6
Back around 2000, I submitted a few model aviation themed crossword puzzles to the Academy of Model Aeronautics' monthly magazine, Model Aviation. After many months, Mr. Bob Hunt responded saying that he had just assumed the position of editor for the "If It Flies" column, and that he would be interested in publishing the crosswords. So, six of the puzzles appeared in 2001 editions.
Today, while searching through some old files, I ran across the document that I originally submitted, and I figured it might be nice to make them available to visitors to the Airplane and Rockets website. Enough time has gone by now that I hope they don't mind that I have reproduced them here.
ACROSS 2 Classic radial engine 6 Glider launching systems 12 Pledge __ Allegiance 14 Rough-edged 16 Clarance ___, model engine expert 17 Kind of cell used in radio systems 18 Small antelope 21 Yo-__ CL airplane 22 Head skyward 23 What an airplane flies through 25 State in AMA District IV 26 I __ going to fly today, but it's too windy 27 Not hers 29 Confused hand-to-hand fight 31 Elevator direction 34 Normal direction of CL flight 35 Lean to one side 36 Area between ribs 38 Boolean combination 40 Eccentric mechanisms 41 Enunciate 43 Applied a 2-part adhesive 46 Bob ____ Model Aviation's Aeromodeling Editor 47 Engine housings 49 Attempt 50 Transmit a signal to the airplane 51 Little glob of epoxy 53 State in AMA District V 54 Joyce _____, AMA Executive Director 1999-2000 56 Sailplane society 58 It's a fine ___ for flying! 59 State in AMA District XI 60 It takes ___ nerve to perform low-level aerobatics 61 Duck with soft down 63 State in AMA District II 65 Lowermost deck 66 Not 67 Owns 69 An individual without wealth 71 State in AMA District XI 72 Largest of the Canary Islands 73 English public school
DOWN 1 Rocket fuselage 3 Type of electrical current 4 Short takeoff and landing airplanes 5 ____gee, the lowest point in the Space Shuttle's orbit 6 Maker of modeling accessories 7 AMA district that includes OH and PA 8 State in AMA District IX 9 State in AMA District V 10 Positive lead color 11 Back edge of a wing 13 From 15 Rechargeable battery type 19 ___ McNeill, AMA District V VP - 2000 20 Units of distance 22 Drafting software 24 Fly a plane to do this 25 Final course 28 Wood fastener 30 End of servo travel 32 Bolt top classification 33 Federal Networking Council 37 Preferred age for being introduced to modeling 38 Transmitter component, abbr. 39 Decorative plastic marking for an airplane 40 FAA abbreviation for city of PPRC 42 _____ carriage 44 Many-layered hardwood 45 Pulse jet engines 48 Watch a flight 50 Front part of the leg 52 Premier organization for model rocket enthusiasts 55 Field box item for cleaning your plane 57 Tool for removing metal or wood 58 Storage center 62 Completed building your new model 63 Vietnam 64 Short for Model Airplane News 65 Idiot 67 Gas for floating your RC blimp 68 Geographical area of AMA District V 69 State in AMA District X 70 Takeoff