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*** Two Volumes ***

The Boy's Book of Model Aeroplanes (1910)
The Second Boy's Book of Model Aeroplanes (1911)

Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Without a doubt two of the most intriguing books I have ever read on model airplanes. I had no idea that models were being made in 1910 & 1911, just 6 years after the Wright Brothers flight. This was the standard reference book about constructing these models as evidenced by its being referenced in Ktecraft and Kite Tournaments (another of our vintage reprints - click here to view our other items). Unbelieveable amount of illustrations for these very early works. If you are interested in early flight and/or airplane modeling, this is definitely the book for you.

Volume I contains 308 pages, 18 chapters and 52 photographs and illustrations, Volume II contains 262 pages, 16 chapters and 85 photographs and illustrations. A total of 570 pages and 132 illustrations, each volume is softbound and approximately 5-1/2" x 8".

Regular Cover Price on each of these books is $16.95

 Buy This Set - Both Books for $24.95

   


 
Storing energy for a. long distance flight.
 

 
An ingenious biplane
 

 
 
An interesting experiment in stability

 
A geared model built by Leslie V. Robinson

 
 

Boys Book of Model Aeroplanes

        

Seccond Boys Book of Model Aeroplanes

 

PART I - MODELS:  HOW  TO  BUILD  AND  FLY  THEM

   

 

I THE NEW SPORT FOR BOYS   I MODEL AEROPLANES OF 1911
II WHY THE AEROPLANE FLIES   II MODEL AEROPLANE TOURNAMENTS
III HOW TO BUILD A "GLIDER"   III PARLOR AVIATION
IV BUILDING THE MOTOR   IV TOOLS AND MATERIALS
V FINE POINTS OF CONSTRUCTION   V THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANE CONSTRUCTION
VI SIMPLE MONOPLANE MODELS   VI SCIENTIFIC PROPELLER BUILDING
VII ELABORATING THE MONOPLANE   VII ASSEMBLING THE MOTORS
VIII BUILDING A BIPLANE   VIII DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
IX COMBINING MONOPLANE AND BIPLANE FORMS   IX MODEL AEROPLANE DESIGNS
X FAULTS AND HOW TO MEND THEM   X DESIGNING THE SKIDS
 

PART II - THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF AVIATION

  XI

GEARED MOTORS

I THE FIRST FLYING MACHINES   XII LESSONS OF THE MAN-CARRYING AEROPLANES
II DEVELOPING THE AEROPLANE   XIII SELECTED QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS
III THE WRIGHT BROTHERS' OWN STORY   XIV AMONG THE MODEL BUILDERS
IV ABOARD THE WRIGHTS' AIRSHIP   XV CURIOSITIES OF THE AIR
V OTHER AEROPLANES APPEAR   XVI RULES FOR CONDUCTING MODEL AEROPLANE
VI SUCCESSFUL MONOPLANES   XVII CONTESTS
VII AERIAL WARFARE   XVIII   CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF A MODEL  AEROPLANE CLUB
VIII    SPORTS OF THE AIR, AEROPLANES   XIX DICTIONARY OF AERONAUTICAL TERMS
 

 
List of Illustrations
 

Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes

      

Seccond Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes

Launching  the  Airship
A Junior Aeroclub with its Instructor in One of the
New York Public Schools
A Young Inventor in His Workshop
Boys Comparing Models
The First Glider Weighted at the Front
Dowel  Strips  of Different   Sizes
Plate A Diagrams of Plan of Aeroplane on Page 58
A Coil of Cane or Reed
Splitting  a  Bamboo  Fish-Pole
Plate B The Propeller before Cutting Down
Model Constructed from Diagram, Plate A
Splitting the Segar Box Cover to Build the Propeller
Plate C The Diagram of a Monoplane
A Model Aeroplane Built from the Drawing (Plate  C)
Detail of Rudder and Propeller of Model Built from Drawing   (Plate  C)
Plate I A Clever Folding Model.   The Wings Are Broader than Need Be
Plate II A Model Aeroplane Worth Imitating
Plate  III An  Ingenious  French  Model  Made  of Umbrella Wire
Plate IVOne of the Simplest of Aeroplanes to Construct
Plate V Too Large for Beginners but Will Make Long  Flights
Model Shown in Plate V Ready for a Flight
Plate   VI A Model with Both Good and Bad Features
Plate VII A Good Example of Careful Designing and Workmanship
Plate   VIII An   Effective Model with Wooden Wings
Plate  IX An Interesting Experiment Along New Lines
Plate X An Excellent Monoplane Capable of Long Flights
Detail of Model Shown in Plate X
Plate XI A Well Thought Out Monoplane
Plate XII A Good Example of Tilted Planes
Plate XIII A Serviceable Form Made of Wire
Plate   XIV The  Under  Body  of  the   Monoplane Shown in Plate XIII
Plate XV A Simple Model which Proves Steady in Flight
Plate XVI The Propeller and Shaft of the Model Shown in Plate XV
Plate XVIIAn Ingenious Model which Fails to Fly
Plate XVIII A Good Model Excepting That Its Vertical Rudders Are Too Large
Plate XIX A Simple Cellular Form
Plate XX A Cellular Type with Rudder and Elevating Plane
Plate XXI A Complicated Model Capable of Long Flights
Plate   XXII An   Interesting Form which Flies Backward or Forward
Plate XXIII A Well Built Model Badly Proportioned
Plate XXIV A Wright Model Ready for Flight
Plate XXV Another View of the Wright Model
Plate   XXVI An   Ingenious Model which Rises Quickly
Plate XXVII An Aeroplane with Paper Wings
A Very Simple Monoplane  for Beginners
Otto Lilienthal  about to  Take  Flight
A Machine for Testing the Lifting Power of Aeroplanes
Maxim's First Aeroplane
The Machine on the Rails, as it Appeared in 1893
First  Flight  of  the  Wright  Brothers'  First  Motor Machine
Three-quarter View of a Flight at Simrns  Station, November 16, 1904
Front View of the Flight of the Wright Aeroplane, October 4,  1905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A model aeroplane rising from the water
A good specimen of plane-building
"Finish one end of the blade before cutting away the opposite  end
Model aeroplane.   Designed by Cecil Peoli
A variation on a familiar form
An excellent model designed and built by H. Wakkins
An original design built by Harry McAllister
An interesting experiment in stability
An early model built by E. G. Halpine
An interesting experiment in stability
An interesting model built by Monroe Jacobs
A  simple  model  glider
An effective glider built by R. S. Barnaby
An efficient sling-shot glider built by John Roche
Designs for sling-shot gliders
Paper gliders
An excellent glider with wooden planes
A covered-frame sling-shot glider
Percy Pierce launching a model
A French model built of aluminium
Diagram for making the planes
An imported  Flemming  Williams  model English  record 2600 feet
Working-drawing of the Flemming Williams model
Storing energy for a long distance flight
A geared model built by Leslie V. Robinson
An ingenious biplane
A well-proportioned model built by Reginald Overton
A good model intended for long-distance work built by A.C. Odom
A beautiful monoplane built by R. Mungokee
Detail of model built by R. Mungokee
An ingenious application of the dihedral angle
Diagram showing how to make a propeller from a wooden "blank"
A test of high aspect ratio planes
A modified Bleriot built by Cecil Peoli
Langeley propeller blank
A combination of several interesting features
A skilful adjustment of the front plane and skid built by Percy Pierce
Wright propeller blank
An efficient model, showing excellent construction, designed by John Caresi
One of the best minimum plane models of 1911
A metal motor anchorage
Front view of model built by W. S. Howell, Jr
A notable model possessing unusual stability. Built by W.S. Howell, Jr
A metal skid
An ingenious adjustment of airelons
Tuning up the model for a flight
Showing construction and mounting of propeller and axle
An excellent monoplane capable of long flights
Long-distance model built by Percy Pierce
Showing an excellent way of fastening the propellers to the framework
Model built by Rutledge Barry, winner of spectacular flight contest
A model by Percy Pierce, winner of the indoor long-distance record
A motor anchorage
Illustrating the proper position of right and left propellers .
A serviceable model showing excellent workmanship built by Cecil Peoli
Various steering devices
An excellent piece of workmanship.   Model by R. Mungokee
Model with minimum plane surface.    Built by A. C. Odom
The famous "one ouncer"
A small experimental model
A modified Burgess Webb model
Model with minimum plane surface
An American Flemming Williams built by C. McQueen
One of the earlier models built by Cecil Peoli
A model with adjustable stabilizer
An efficient three-ounce model
An all-metal model frame
One of the best models of the year, built by John Caresi .
An   excellent  model, showing  careful  attention to details Built by L. V. Brooks
A model with limited plane area built by R. Barry
An interesting  experiment in metal  frame building by  R.Fisher
An aeroplane of simple construction that flies remarkably well, built by R.  S. Barnaby
A remarkable model built by John Caresi
Percy Pierce, winner of the distance record
A well-proportioned model, capable of long flights
A well-designed aeroplane built by James MacPherson
A beautiful model built by Stewart Easter
A successful model of 1910 built by E. G. Halpine
Percy Pierce launching a prize-winning model
Launching the sling-shot gliders
A tractor with large plane forward built by F. W. Curtis
Model built by William Robinson
Front view of the De Lion model
Two of the earlier Peoli models
 

 
An efficient sling-shot glider built by John Roche
 

 
 
Wow!

 
A model aeroplane rising from the water
 
 

 
An excellent piece of workmanship. Model by R. Mungokee

 
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