Planes, Trains, Bots & Games (and a few gadgets too)

The Hobby Guy

October 21st, 2007 at 7:29 pm

History Of Model Aviation (1930-1960)

I came across this video via Lee-Jones’s Blog Its a great compilation of news reels that depict the history of model aviation.

Some of my favorite moments from the clip

- Notice all the people standing around while planes take off. How nice of them to duck out of the way.

- At 6:41, look for the fellow who catches the plane WITH THE MOTOR RUNNING! Nice! and we thought 3-D pilots were cutting edge.

- Look at those early RC radios. Never again will I complain about only having ONLY 7 channels on my DX.

- At about 8:48, that electric starter is something. It is so big that it is easier to bring the airplane to the starter then move the starter.


  • 1

    Fantastic video! The sea-planes were incredible.

    Matthew on November 20th, 2007
  • 2

    They are very cool!

    TheHobbyGuy on November 21st, 2007


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