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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 Edition 1955 Air Trails Hobbies for Young Men Table of Contents

Annual Edition 1955 Air Trails
Annual Edition 1955 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.


Annual Edition 1955

Cover Drawing by S.C. Smith


Modeling for Money at Chance-Vought Aircraft 2
Two-Line Speed Plane: The 160.5 mph "Monitor" National Record Holder, by Leland S. Morton, Jr. 8
American "NATS" Biggest Ever!, by Reported by Howard McEntee,Photographs by John Schneider 18
Engine Roundup 25
International Meets: Rubber Power Wakefield F.A.I. Free Flight "Gas" 41
National Model Race Car Competition, by Robert J. More 53
Propeller Layouts Are Simplified with the "Pi-Bar", by Gerald Ritz 57
United States Rubber Company Ad 54
The Wonderful World of Model Power Boating 64
Radio Control Equipment 68
Pan American World Airways Ad (PAA-Load) 71
United States Rubber Company Ad 73
Hints 'n' Kinks 74


Table of Contents for Annual Edition 1955 Air Trails - Airplanes and Rockets


Posted November 16, 2013

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