Jerry will be speaking about his team's development of a R/C, 1/3 scale model Twin Ventus Glider with a Mini Sprite Rocket to conduct flight research on towed glider, air-launch vehicle possibilities. Jerry is an accomplished R/C aerobatic pilot competing on a regional and national level.
RJ Gritter, a professional remote control pilot, was here at the museum helping us get ready for our newest experience, CSI: Flight Adventures. On This Week's WOW, you'll see amazing footage of RJ flying his model aircraft through the museum!
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.