While doing some research on the old reed type radio control systems, I ran across this superb video that has the producer interviewing Mr. John Donovan, AMA #8557. John has been flying R/C since the 1950s, worked for Phil Kraft at one time, and now owns Donovan's Hobby & Scuba Center, in Sioux Falls, SD. OK, I get the hobby part, but scuba gear? Anyway, he produced a great tutorial on how a lot of the old system components worked. As with most things in life, it was the pioneers like John who took the arrows - otherwise known as the learning curve - so that the rest of us can enjoy the wonders of today's radio control systems.
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,