Are you interested in knowing what the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has to offer? This video, which was created by AMA's Mark Benson, showcases the various types of model airplanes that members of the AMA community fly and shows how fun flying is!
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.