Herb W. Ziegler III, a secondary-level physics teacher at Pocono Mountain West High School, describes the process of a project that he administered with his Spring Semester 2013 2nd period Honors Physics class.
Starting school clubs might be easier than you think. The Camelot Knight Flyers, at Camelot Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, is a great example of a parent-and-teacher partnership where the students benefit and are introduced to modeling in a positive way.
We live in a changing world with new technologies. There are ways to leverage these new technologies to build the hobby, make more people aware of the fun of this type of flying, and serve the community through a wholesome learning activity. How can we involve youth and newcomers in free flight modeling?
The first mass produced model airplane engine was designed and built by 16-year old Bill Brown, Jr. His friend, Maxwell Bassett designed model aircraft to test the engines. In 1933, flying with a gas engine, Max won the Mulvihill, Cabin model Stout, and the Moffeft International Trophy because the rules did not yet stipulate the type of power.