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Category Archives: Vintage Aero

GMAX AND THE WESTLAND LYSANDER PART 2

TODAY, MY GMAX rendering of the Westland Lysander continues. As noted yesterday, the more documentation, the more to model. Modeling the Powerplant. The image in Cutaways, plus Internet research, prompted … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

GMAX AND THE WESTLAND LYSANDER PART 1

IT ALL STARTED with my renewed interest in GMax. I hadn’t fooled with this freeware model-building for several years. In fact, in relearning its subtleties, I found myself researching online … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

CURTISS MODEL F—A FLYING BOAT OF FIRSTS

GLENN CURTISS was the first in the U.S. to take off and land on water, January 26, 1911. And within a year, he commercialized this achievement with the Curtiss Model … Continue reading

July 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

CHAPLIN-AIR-LINE PART 2

IT DIDN’T TAKE long for Syd Chaplin, Charlie’s half-brother, to add aviation to his entrepreneurial set of ambitions. A hundred years ago, Los Angeles was a center of aviation development, … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

CHAPLIN-AIR-LINE PART 1

TODAY, THE INTERSECTION of Wilshire and Fairfax is a Los Angeles cultural focus: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

CODY’S BAA 1—GREAT BRITAIN’S FIRST TO FLY PART 2

SAMUEL F. CODY ENJOYED development work on his British Army Aeroplane No. 1. And I’ve enjoyed GMax/Microsoft Flight Simulator renderings of his developments. Here in Part 2, my sources expand … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

CODY’S BAA 1—GREAT BRITAIN’S FIRST TO FLY PART 1

THE FIRST RECOGNIZED POWERED, heavier-than-air, controlled, sustained flight in the United Kingdom was accomplished by Samuel F. Cody’s British Army Aeroplane No. 1 on October 16, 1908. As with many … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · 2 Comments