Stunt History: The Story of Model Aircraft Control Line Precision Aerobatics

Stunt History: The Story of Model Aircraft Control Line Precision Aerobatics
Item# BB446

Book Summary

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By Wynn Paul
A Two-Volume Set!
Volume One, 19371979
Volume Two, 19802014
Each book is 9 x 12 inches
976 total pages
Full color throughout
Packaged in a collector slipcase
Published July 2023

Wynn Paul’s long-awaited two-volume Stunt History book set in a collector slipcase contains a year-by-year chronology of stunt model aircraft events and fliers—from the first control line flight in 1937 through the World Championships in 2014.

The two volumes contain 71 chapters with historical text, competition results, many never-before-seen photographs of stunt airplanes, and a Plane of the Year rendering for each chapter.

This boxed book set includes:

  • Information about stunt fliers from the 1930s through 2014
  • The development of the precision aerobatics pattern format from 1946 through 2014
  • Reviews of hundreds of stunt airplane articles from 1940 through 2014
  • The development of stunt airplane construction from “stick-built” to “molded balsa”
  • “Firsts” within stunt airplane history—inverted flight, ignition engines, use of flaps, I-beam wings, the Detroiters, the Nobler, semi-scale, foam wings, jet-style, engines, take-aparts, tuned-pipe, electrics, etc.
  • Lists of results of USA, World Championship, and other significant competitions from 1946 through 2014
  • An appendix containing over 1,600 individual stunt plane entries

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