Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in
technology and personal preferences. Magazines like
American Aircraft Modeler,
Model Airplane News,
R/C Modeler, and
Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation
• Careers, Model Aviation
(c1959), and other magazines including
Popular Mechanics, and
Mechanix Illustrated, were the
best venues for capturing snapshots of the status quo of the day. Still, many things
never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler. Whether
you are here to wax nostalgic, or are interested in learning history, hopefully
you will find what you are seeking. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles
for you. Here are some of the advertisements
you might remember. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
These items were found mostly in old magazine whose primary subject was not aeromodeling (although
a few are from Model Airplanes News). For instance, the Academy of Model Aeronautics'
very own Bill
Winter wrote a column on R/C airplanes for Popular Electronics when it first came out in
1954. I have found great fodder in Boys' Life, The Saturday Evening Post, and various other publications.
The Saturday Evening Post
Flying Model Collectibles, December 4, 1944