The book is a hands on guide to successfully building and flying model airplanes. The work is intended to guide people of all ages that have wanted to build models that actually fly, but have very little or no actual experience in aeromodeling.
There is a common myth circulating that model building is too hard to learn, and that it takes too long to build a model is just that: A myth. The fact is, people from all walks in life and from all ages have been doing exactly that since the time the first airplanes flew. The model builder will learn the importance of work accuracy and building in a logical step – by – step process. The builder will come to realize that successful model building is actually performing a series of simple tasks one at a time. It is very much like building an automobile in an assembly plant.
There are hundreds of good flying model airplane kits available. We at Duggybair Aeromodeling are dedicated to keeping model airplane building a viable hobby for anyone interested in aviation. There is great satisfaction and pride to be gained by completing a project and having your model fly successfully. The author, Mark Minatelli, an avid aero modeler for over 70 years, has written this book to pass his experience to those that want to follow this wonderful tradition.
The work is plainly written and easy to understand. The book is presented as though the author is standing beside the reader and explaining the how and why of each step of the building and flying process. It covers the basics of modeling from selection of tools and supplies through construction and flight of several readily available model airplanes. The models were specifically selected to represent a specific type building process. Each model has a reputation as being a great flying aircraft. Each chapter introduces a new model and carefully guides the reader through each step of the building process and its preparation for maximum flight performance. Each project builds on the lessons learned in the previous chapters.
Building and Flying Model Airplanes is available from Duggybair Aeromodeling. The price is $15.95 plus $7.00 shipping and handling. Minnesota residents add 7.25% ($1.62) sales tax. We accept cash, check, and money order. All orders are shipped priority mail. Please send orders to:
1200 Town Center Drive #114
Eagan, Minnesota 55123