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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 ...


1996 - 2026


Kirt Blattenberger


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January / February 1963 American Modeler
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Jan / Feb 1963 American Modeler

January / February 1963 American Modeler magazine cover Table 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.

January / February 1963

Vol. 60, No. 1


Plane on the Cover: "Frozen action" as Pete Leffe, Baldwin, N.Y., launches Navy Carrier event control line entry for Dan Paracchini, Valley Stream, L.I. "Dark Shark" has McCoy 60 power, built from plans by Ernie Burkes. Taken at Glenview N.A.S., Ill.


Model Aviation Comics 5
Control Line Capers, by William (Wild Bill) Netzeband 21
"WAG" Handheld R/C Transmitter, by Dr. Walter A. Good 25
Western Roundup: Old Timers Free Flight Brings Out Yesteryear Favorites,

Dick Everett

What Really Happened at Kiev International U-Control Meet 38
Hot Engines!, by Larrv Conover and Warren Kurth 40
Secrets of International Team Racing (Part 2), by Paul Burke 42
Sketchbook - Ideas from the Readers 56
Sig Manufacturing Company Advertisement 57

Table of Contents for January / February 1963 American Modeler - Airplanes and Rockets



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