What is Aeromodeling?


Jack Vetter’s Peanut Scale Nesmith Cougar*

Aeromodelling is the hobby and pastime of building model airplanes for which the sole purpose is to simply fly them for sport and competition. It is a a very exciting and interesting way to learn, apply and understand science and engineering principles..

An excellent discussion and a more detailed definition of Aeromodelling can be found on the web at http://www.Wikipedia.com by searching for “Model Aircraft” and then scrolling down the page to the article titled: “Flying Models for Sport (Aeromodeling)”. It touches on all aspects of the model aircraft hobby including the different types of models on and the various competitions the members have.

For more information on the model arcraft we build and fly, see the page “What is Free Flight?”

*The following is quoted from the Wikipedia.com Website:
The Nesmith Cougar is a light aircraft that was developed in the United States in the 1950s and marketed for homebuilding.


side view feature photo


Evan Guyett at work at his table set up at Osawatomie Auditorium 600



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variable speed bearing closeup

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Tell me if you want to talk about this variable speed bearing and what size of closeup you would like better in the copy— I can do either one…


wing and prop

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torque gauge