Besides model airplanes, the museum also collects artifacts that help tell the modeling story. One such artifact, a surveyor’s measuring wheel, arrived at the museum on 10/20/2017. Watch museum staff open the box and see the surveyor’s wheel for the first time on the museum’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/modelaircraftmuseum.
Why a surveying wheel you ask? Early Free Flight contests were judged on distance, so a way to measure distance was needed! The surveyor’s wheel was a donated by David Lee Ingram of the Virtual Museum of Surveying.
Thanks to the Virtual Museum of Surveying for helping to grow our museum’s collection!
For more information on the National Model Aviation Museum, including our location, hours and admission fees visit: www.modelaircraft.org/museum