Faces from 1938, pt. 2

We’re continuing our search for names of the mysterious modelers who attended the Annual Miniature Airplane Contest of October 2, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, as described in the “History Preserved “column of the April 2014 issue of Model Aviation. Here’s a close-up of the mid-left section of the photograph. Can you identify these flyers? [...]

Preservation Week 2014

Do have a model that has special memories attached?  Or the trophy that you won that you are really proud of?  Learn how you can give your treasures the best care by participating in National Preservation Week, April 27, 2014 to May 3, 2014. During Preservation Week 2013, the National Model Aviation Museum posted a blog [...]

Faces from 1938, pt. 1

Did you by any chance catch the “History Preserved” column in the In the Air section of Model Aviation magazine’s April issue? The museum highlighted a panoramic photograph donated by J.D. Foster. The event pictured is the Annual Miniature Airplane Contest, held October 2, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri. We are attempting to identify individuals [...]

NASA’s Inflatable Wing Model Aircraft on Exhibit

The National Model Aviation Museum recently received on loan from NASA the I2000 Inflatable Wing model aircraft. It was placed on exhibit in our Models at Work gallery, alongside other NASA research models we have on loan, including the Moth, Mothership, X-33 drop test model, Space Wedge, and X-38 drop test model. In 2001, the [...]

New Addition: Bob Cat FF model

Thank you Ward DeLano for donating a replica of Karl Spielmaker’s Bob Cat FF model airplane. The Bob Cat was a consistent winner at many Michigan contests in the late 1940s and the early 1950s. Thank you, Ward, for helping build the museum’s collection. Picture credit: National Model Aviation Museum, donated by Ward DeLano, 2014.13.01.Report [...]

Museum Hours

Planning on visiting the museum?  Here are the hours for the rest of the year. Spring Hours April 1, 2014 to May 25, 2014 Tuesday – Sunday  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Monday) Note that we will be closed on Sunday, April 20, 2014 Summer Hours May 26, 2014 to September 7, 2014 Monday – [...]

March 2014 Guessing Game, pt. 4

Have you taken a close look at the objects from the museum’s collection that have been posted over the last three weeks?  If not, check them out! What do they have in common?  Herb noted that “314” was in the address for both the Polk’s Hobbies Van and the Control Line handle sold through Ace [...]

March 2014 Guessing Game, pt. 3

Have you been following the images posted the last two weeks (object 1 and object 2)?  Figure out what they have in common yet? Today’s item comes from the museum’s Lee Renuad Memorial Library Collection.  It is the March 14, 1914 issue of Aero and Hydro, America’s Aviation Weekly. Featured articles include “Western Cities Offer [...]

New Addition: 3 Radio Systems

There are three new radio control systems in the museum’s collection thanks to Tom Decker.  He recently donated a World Engines Expert system, a Tower Hobbies system and a Futaba Attack-4 FP-T4NBL system to the museum. Thank you, Tom, for helping grow the museum’s collection. Picture credit: National Model Aviation Museum, donated by Tom Decker, [...]

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