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boys book of model airplanes (model aeroplanes) cover

The Second Boy's Book of Model Aeroplanes

Francis A. Collins - 1911


Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Without a doubt one of the most intriguing books I have ever read on model airplanes (aeroplanes).  I had no idea that model airplanes (aeroplanes) were being made in 1911, just 7 years after the Wright Brothers flight.  This was the standard reference book about constructing these model airplanes (aeroplanes) as evidenced by it being referenced in Kitecraft and Kite Tournaments another of our vintage reprints click here.  An unbelievable amount of illustrations for this early work.

This 5-1/2" x 8",  262 page book is perfect bound, contains 16 chapters and profusely illustrated with 95 photographs and illustrations. $16.95

If  you are interested in early flight and/or model airplanes (aeroplanes) , this is definitely the book for you.  

   

Second Boys' Book of Model Aeroplanes


Storing energy for a. long distance flight.


CONTENTS

MODEL AEROPLANES OF 1911
MODEL AEROPLANE TOURNAMENTS
PARLOR AVIATION
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANE CONSTRUCTION
SCIENTIFIC PROPELLER BUILDING
ASSEMBLING THE MOTORS
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
MODEL AEROPLANE DESIGNS
DESIGNING THE SKIDS
GEARED MOTORS
LESSONS OF THE MAN-CARRYING AEROPLANES
SELECTED QUESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS
AMONG THE MODEL BUILDERS
CURIOSITIES OF THE AIR
RULES FOR CONDUCTING MODEL AEROPLANE CONTESTS
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF A MODEL AEROPLANE CLUB
DICTIONARY OF AERONAUTICAL TERMS


 

ILLUSTRATIONS

 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 ingenious biplane


An interesting experiment in stability


 

A geared model built by Leslie V. Robinson


 

An efficient sling-shot glider built by John Roche


 

Wow!