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. This project involved the 23 students in the class designing and constructing a plane so that it would have the ability to successfully drop 400 plastic eggs at once.
Originally featured in the March 2015 issue of Model Aviation magazine, Laddie Mikulasko details how to build the Curtiss CW-24B. This is a scale of one of the U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind fighter aircraft.
Learning to cover a model is a skill that anyone can learn. The results can be very rewarding, giving your model that custom look that will set it apart at the flying field. This article includes information on the general covering process, using a heat gun, techniques for covering various parts of the model, finishing touches and additional resources.
Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.