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1921 Illinois Model Aero Club

Below are a series of articles generously submitted by Trevor Sproston of Great Britain. Mr. Sproston is a collector of antique books about hobbies. He scanned numerous articles about model airplanes and building techniques from 1920 to 1936. We present them here for your enjoyment. Click on a title to read the article or print it for later. Articles may not be reproduced for sale.

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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1936.

ARTICLES:
Take Care of the Plane
London to New York in Three Hours!
First Aid for Your Model Plane
Is Your Plane a Record Breaker

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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1934

ARTICLES:
Amazing Model Planes
Looking After Your Model Plane
Designing a Model Plane

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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1933

ARTICLES:
Tuning Up Model Plane Motors
Parachutes for Model Planes
A Speedy Paper Model Plane
Designing Model Aeroplanes

Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1932

ARTICLES:
How an Aeroplane Works
A Long-Flight Model Sailplane

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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1931

ARTICLE:
A Long-Flight Model Plane
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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1930

ARTICLE:
Twin-Screw Racing Monoplane
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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1929

ARTICLE:
How to Make a Long-Distance Model Monoplane
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Wonder Book of Aircraft

ARTICLE:
A Simple Single-Screw Monoplane
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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1928

ARTICLE:
How to Make and Fly Simple Model Aeroplanes
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Every Boy's Hobby Annual, 1927

ARTICLE:
Model Aeroplanes
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Warne's Pleasure Book for Boys

ARTICLE:
How Balloons and Airships Fly
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Everyday Science Annual, January 1921

ARTICLE:
Model Flying Machines - describes how to build your own wheels followed by a letter sharing some general model airplane building tips.

Everyday Science Annual, February 1921

ARTICLE:
A Long Distance Biplane

Everyday Science Annual, April 1921

ARTICLE:
Balsa Wood - notes about materials used to build model airplanes including a revolutionary new material called balsa wood.

Everyday Science Annual, June 1921

ARTICLE:
Model Airplanes - building your model using balsa wood.

Everyday Science Annual, July 1921

ARTICLE:
Combined Tractor and Canard

Everyday Science Annual, September 1921

ARTICLE:
Covering and Proofing Your Model
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Every Boy's Hobby Annual published in the 1920s

ARTICLES:
Model Seaplane
Model Hydroplane or Water Skimmer

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We invite you to submit your old time article, plan, or photo. Please keep in mind that only out-of-copyright or non-copyrighted relevant information will be posted.
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