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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger


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Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

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 ...

Airplanes And Rockets Copyright 1996 - 2026

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Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and RocketsAcademy of Model Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

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Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

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Brodak Mfg

Duro-Matic McCoy Red Head Advertisement
November 1946 Air Trails

November 1946 Air Trails

November 1946 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 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.

If you didn't know that the famous McCoy Red Head engine was made by a firm named Duro-Matic Products Company, you're not alone. Duro-Matic made a lot of models and accessories in its early days, including tethered model cars, engines for airplanes, boats and cars. According to an article on The Internet Craftsmanship Museum website: "Starting in the late 1930's, Dick [McCoy] produced about 35 race car engines on his own before having them made by Duro-Matic Products Co. in Hollywood starting in 1945. From 1953 to 1956 the engines were made by McCoy Products Co. in Culver City before turning production over to Testors in April, 1956." Accordingly, this advertisement in a 1946 issue of Air Trails magazine appeared not long after Duro-Matic Products Co. began making the McCoy engines. I still own a McCoy .35 Red Head engine.

Duro-Matic McCoy Red Head Advertisement

Duro-Matic McCoy Red Head Advertisement, November 1946 Air Trails - Airplanes and RocketsMCC-A for Free Flight and U-Control

MCC-R for Racing Cars

MCC-R for Racing Boats


with the NEW Red Head

Give someone (why not yourself?) a gift of speed this Xmas ... Duro-Matic racing products make ideal gifts for every model fan. See your dealer now!

World's Fastest Engine

Two new official A. M. A. world's records were set by the McCoy Red Head engine in the August' 46 All-Western Open model aircraft championships, Los Angeles. The racing Red Head carried Don Newberger's "White Comet" speedplane to an international top mark of 123.88 m.p.h.!

McCoy Racing Car (world's champion)

Duro-Matic Invader


Duro-Matic Hot Rod

(A-V8 prototype)

Available Now

- See Your Dealer


Products Company

Hollywood 38, California

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Posted July 3, 2021