Edited reprints of the original "Building and Flying Manuals" published from 1929 to 1933 by Modern Mechanix and Inventions. 70 pages each.
Year & Description
1929 Contains info on flight lessons plus building the Heath Super Parasol, Russell- Henderson Light Monoplane and an easy to build glider.
1930 Plans for building Heath Baby Bullet, set of light plane metal floats, building the Northrop Glider, Lincoln Biplane, Alco Sport- plane, plus other tips on building & welding.
1931 Building the "Longster," Georgias Special, a glider and secondary glider, Driggs Dart, the Church Midwing, the Heath Seaplane Parasol and its pontoons, the Northrop Glider and other gliders.
1932 Building the Pietenpol Aircamper with Ford motor conversion, Powell "P-H" Racer, the Heath Super Soar Glider, Penguin practice plane, Ramsey "flying bathtub" and other kits. Also, build your own hangar.
1933 Building the Gere Sport Biplane, Pietenpol Floats, Pietenpol Sky Scout, and Henderson Longster, Also Long Harlequin motor plans, a hydroglider and information on building propellers.
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1931 FLYING AND GLIDER MANUAL
1932 FLYING AND GLIDER MANUAL
1930 FLYING AND GLIDER MANUAL
1933 FLYING AND GLIDER MANUAL
Fantastic. A great historical resource. Thank You Aircraft Spruce.
1929 FLYING AND GLIDER MANUAL
Very cool, 1932 issue. I will likely buy more issues.
I purchased the complete 5 set of these manuals and am very please with the material. Although it appears to be a little outdated when it comes to construction methods. For instance a couple of plans show spar attach bolts going thru the vertical plane of a 1 inch thick spar instead of across as you normally would find. And fiber gussets being used instead of plywood for rib construction. What is this fiber? The drawings are 1st class and educational though.
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