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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Vintage R/C Radio Equipment Tutorial Video
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.