How to Design and Build Flying Models



How to Design and Build Flying Models
by Keith Laumer
from Robert Hale and Company
224 pages

This book covers all phases of model building, using clear drawings; basic principles, materials, getting aloft, rebuilding a wreck, designing from your own ideas. Complete plans and instructions are given for a free-flight model and a control model. The assembly in one volume of authoritative information on design and construction will be invaluable to youngsters who through model building acquire their first practical knowledge of aerodynamics. Keith Laumer served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-56, and later with the Foreign Service. He has made model aircraft since boyhood.


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Chapter 0 - Foreword(s), preface
Chapter 1 - What shall I build?
Chapter 2 - Materials for modelers
Chapter 3 - Engines, accessories, and gimmicks
Chapter 4 - Equipping your shop
Chapter 5 - Building your model
Chapter 6 - Covering and finishing
Chapter 7 - Getting aloft
Chapter 8 - Rebuilding a wreck
Chapter 9 - Retract that gear!
Chapter 10 - Building Push-Up - a free-flight sport model
Chapter 11 - Building Flea-Whiz - a control-line sport model
Chapter 12 - Designing your own