The AMA is pleased to announce the return of our latest authorized STE(A)M program for the spring of 2023, the Heavy-Lift Challenge! This mission-oriented challenge developed by Jim Tiller is designed to push your piloting skill, engineering acumen, and critical thinking to the next level.
Introducing the AMA Alpha! The Alpha is a rubber-powered airplane that provides amazing flight duration, controlled flight, and can easily be disassembled and taken home to fly again.
AMA Jr. Camp is designed to be a hands-on introduction to model aviation for students, and that’s why the projects are designed to incorporate as many household materials as possible! However, there are a couple of projects where specialized equipment and parts are a great benefit. Make sure you have everything you need, or save yourself the trouble and have a Jr. Camp Flight Pack on hand! A Flight Pack is the perfect way to enjoy these on-demand trainings in whatever setting you choose.
LiPo (Lithium-Polymer) batteries are a popular means for powering our electric models. As is the case when working with any power source, there are a few things that modelers need to know to stay safe and keep their batteries performing.
Today’s model fliers have many great choices for radio equipment. This article will try to help new modelers better understand the features available in most RC transmitters.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics are crucial for the development of our youth, communities, and country. Fortunately, model aviation and the disciplines it represents are perfectly suited to teaching these principles in fun and exciting ways.
The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.