APRIL 2022 CASEY’S (KC’S) Free Flight BLOG Post

This month’s Op-Ed delves into the subject of STOOGES—You know, your trusty alley when it comes to winding your Rubber Powered Model Airplane. No one now-a-days pays much attention to them—they are just a part of the landscape if you want to fly outdoors.

Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in chief
& Blogger/Webmaster JB Nisley

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Welcome World Wide GLOBAL AEROMODELLERS and LOCAL HAFFA Members !!!
AEROMODELLERS like our BUILDING BOARDS !!! 😀 APRIL 2022 1
JB NISLEY’S AEROMODELLING OP-ED – APRIL 2022 2
THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP – APRIL 2022 3
CASEY BALDWIN’S Free Flight Legacy Continues APRIL 2022 4
JB Nisley’s “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” Closing StatementAPRIL 2022 5
Don’t MISS OUT on the many Aeromodelling RESOURCES our Website has to offer !!! 😀

Viewing this page using a MOBILE PHONE?PRESS THE BUTTON to return to this MENU.

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Lots of World Wide AEROMODELLERS
like our BUILDING BOARDS !!! 😀

COLOSSAL NEWS! — WE’RE NUMBER ONE !!!



HI! —
I go by CECELIA CEILING TILE


You have made our Portable Building Boards and Modeling Pins Webpage the # 1 viewed page on our KCFreeFlight.org
WEBSITE !!! 😀



And
Marvin Modeling Pin is my name

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT the updated webpage Portable Building Boards and Modeling Pins.
It’s all NEW STUFF !!! — REALLY!

Download The pdf document at right and use it to make your Ceiling Tile Cuts.
😉

“I Mr. Pin, and together with Miss Tile, don’t mind
bragging that our webpage had a lot to do with the website’s success.”

For the year prior to this one, 2021—believe it or not—you, the visitors of this website, by voting with your visits to our web page placed it at the NUMBER ONE SPOT on the list of viewed pages for KCFreeFlight.org. The total worldwide views for our Portable Building Boards and Modeling Pins web page was a staggering 1,459 for the year. !!! 😀 (Our site’s HOME page came in second at 1366.)

This web page made its debut in February of 2017 and because of the overwhelming popularity by you, JB decided to a long overdue overhaul. We hope you like the changes. Keep viewing and tell your friends if you like what we are doing. 😉

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This month’s Op-Ed delves into the subject of STOOGES—You know, your trusty alley when it comes to winding your Rubber Powered Model Airplane. No one now-a-days pays much attention to them—they are just a part of the landscape if you want to fly outdoors. Many of us it seems have had the same stooge our whole adult lives and haven’t given it a second thought. Case in point—Our President—Michael Basta:

Vintage 1990s photo of Mike Basta and Roger Schroeder circa late 1990s

Mike Basta and Roger Schroeder hanging out at the trunk of Mike’s 1990 Chevy Caprice. Please take note in 2022 that the stooge that is depicted in the picture above is still in use as we speak and there are no plans that I know of that it will be replaced anytime soon. However “It’s gotten some really good updates” Mike confided to me a couple of years back. (Mike even manages to wind his Twin Pusher with it with one of its unique “MacGyver” adaptations. 😀

So bear with me this month while I take a closer look at something that most people don’t think about much let alone write a 4 page article about. There’s a “Method to my Madness”* to this as I am announcing this month that I will present 4 designs for “Winding Platforms.” Winding Platforms? It’s all explained in the Op-Ed. 😀

*The phrase “Method to my Madness”is derived from the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, performed in 1602




APRIL 2022
AEROMODELLING OP-ED ARTICLE.pdf

Author: JB Nisley
Blogger/Webmaster

Contributor: Jeff Renz
Blogger/Editor in Chief

To access my Op-Ed article pdf file—Click the above underlined link or thumbnail
Thanks,
—JB Nisley—



Be the First in your Club to get your very own
AEROMODELLING
I FLY PLANES
TEE Shirt.

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This month’s LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP was supplied by JB Nisley. Clear mailing address label to attach to your OOS fly-away Model Aircraft to secure its safe return !!! 😀

For less than $10 including shipping you can obtain a sheet of 250 Clear Return Address Labels.

You get LOTS of Address Labels for the
$ $ $ $ $ $
😀

CLEAR ADDRESS LABELS
Featuring 4 Lines of Copy

Click to order.



INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
DATA SHEET NOTEBOOKS

I include one of these STICKER SHEETS in a 3 RING binder containing AIRPANE DATA SHEETS shown at RIGHT.



Below is a Data Sheet to record important flight data for your model airplanes.

AIRPLANE DATA SHEET

Download an Airplane Data Sheet.pdf here.

“One thing that is impressive is that they allow 4 lines of copy so as you can see from the photo I am able to have my AMA #, Name and Telephone # on the second line and Address on the third and fourth line and still have room to write the word REWARD at the end.”— Perfect !!! —


LABEL OPTIONS ADVICE:
Product: ⦿ Sheets of 250 for $5.45.
Label Size: ⦿ Small 1-3/4” x 5/8”
Font Style: ⦿ Block (It’s easier to read)
Label Color Color: ⦿ Clear (This will add $2 to your order.)
Image or Monogram: ⦿ Do not do. There is no room for this. Looks bad IMO anyway.


CURRENT PRICING AS OF 48/8/2022 WILL MAKE THE TOTAL $9.44

with the addition of $2 to the $5.45 cost of the 250 labels makes the sub total 7.45.

First class mail of 1.99 makes the grand total come to $9.44 which is just under $10. 🙂

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How to Submit a LATEST AEROMODELLER’S TIP
Use our CONTACT FORM at the bottom of our CONTACT US web page to provide us with your email address so we can set up an email exchange that allows us to obtain the article and the photos you may have that describe your tip. The photos can be simply attached to your email. If you would like—show us a photo of you with your friends showing or using this tip. You don’t have to to live in the United States or be a HAFFA Member to participate. If approved by our staff we will publish your TIP in a future Casey’s BLOG POST. Thanks. Your TIP will be much appreciated !!! 😀
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FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN.
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Click above to go to our Sister Website PHOENIX / AEA


VISIT
PHOENIX / AEA
Where we Convert Stick & Tissue Models to AS ELECTRIC ASSISTED

This month I want to draw your attention to our Sister Website to KCFreeFlight, the PHOENIX / AEA website. Here we showcase the “Rebirth of Old-timer Model Airplanes into PHOENIX / As Electric-Assisted”

THERE’S A SPECIAL WEBPAGE ON THIS WEBSITE CALLED
PHOENIX CONVERSIONS STATUS LIST
I ESPECIALLY WANT YOU TO SEE !!!
😀

VISIT THIS WEBPAGE:
PHOENIX CONVERSIONS STATUS LIST


In the coming months this summer, Paul Morgenroth III and myself, JB Nisley, are going ahead with the conversions of these Wakefield style 1940’s style Stick and Tissue Rubber Powered Model Airplanes to Electric Assist.
By Electric Assist we mean battery powered remote control assisted flight. What’s nice is that the original flight dynamics, that of relatively slow flight is still there in spite of the addition of electronics.

The beauty here is that speed is not the aim here but endurance. Paul and I think we should get at least 45 minutes of “Fly” time before the battery runs low. So look for continuing Developments from both Paul’s Copland Wakefield and Nisley’s “Roy Nelders Moffet In the coming months. 😀

— If you haven’t already checked out our sister Site here is the info we introduced last month. —
Casey was a member of Alexander Graham Bell’s AEA—a group of early Aviation Pioneers. —
To lean more about Casey and the AEA, visit our Sister Site PHOENIX / AEA and specifically the “Into the Air” web page on that site to find out about the AEA and Casey’s significant roll in this Group of Aviation Pioneers.Note: Both of the above links will open a new tab in your browser because you are going to a different website. TIP: Remember that you can zoom in on the photo above if you choose to view this page in your mobile device a.k.a. cell phone.

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April 16th is my birthday so I think of it as the date of my “New Year” looking ahead to what this year will bring. It’s also smack dab in the midst of the awakening of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere here so I”m anxious to get out and do some flying. You people in the Southern Hemisphere can dust off your indoor models. I say “Dust off” as an expression because they are probably nicely boxed in their container so as to not get damaged. So wherever you are have a positive outlook at what comes next !!! 😀

My “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” for April is to MAKE A DATA SHEET FOR YOUR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED AIRPLANE that I talk
about in this month’s LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP above !!! 😉 —JB—

DISCLAIMER: Photographs used in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites are for educational purposes only. There is much we don’t know about the amazing life of Fredrick Walker (Casey) Baldwin. There is a portion of the content on this blog currently and will be in the future that will be purely speculation & guess work on the part of our staff as to the details of his life and things he might have contributed that there is no historical record to ascertain if they could be true or false. In no way are we wanting to rewrite history. A good example of this is that he might possibly have been a great Aeromodeller and built model airplanes. 😀 It will be the sole intent of any speculation or guess work concerning Casey in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites to be positive and not to harm his legacy in any way but instead inform & educate the public of his contributions to Aviation in general and to the Aeromodelling world in particular. — Signed JB Nisley and Jeff Renz

Thank you for reading our APRIL 2022 BLOG POST.
If you’ve become a fan—then tell all your Aeromodelling Friends.
Thanks,
Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in Chief — & — Blogger/Webmaster JB Nisley

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Be sure to check out the many AEROMODELLING Resources this website has to offer by CLICKING on all the menu items found on our KCFreeFlight.org website’s Navigation Menu at the top of every page of this website. 😉 Thanks.

March 2022 CASEY’S (KC’S) Free Flight BLOG Post

The “CONSIDER THIS” segment of this months Post showcases JB’s version of a weight stand designed and presented by Gary Hotson in February’s BLOG. This month we are proud to introduce Scrapper—our new Canine Mascot who urges all AEROMODELLERS to purchase a really cool “AEROMODELLING –I FLY PLANES TEE SHIRT. These featured segments and more await you in the MARCH POST for Casey’s BLOG.

Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in chief
& Blogger/Webmaster JB Nisley

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We Welcome World Wide GLOBAL AEROMODELLERS and LOCAL HAFFA Members !!!
Take on a WORTHWHILE PROJECT for the month of MARCH 2022 1
PRESENTING the BEST & NEWEST AERO MODELLING THING !!! 3/22 2
— AEROMODELLING — WHAT’S NEW IN OUR WORLD? – 3/22 3
TIME for an Aeromodelling INTERMISSION AKA a BLOG BREAK 4
JB NISLEY’S AEROMODELLING OP-ED – MARCH 2022 5
THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP – MARCH 2022 6
CASEY BALDWIN’S Free Flight Legacy Continues MAR 2022 7
JB Nisley’s “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” Closing StatementMAR 2022 8
Don’t MISS OUT on the many Aeromodelling RESOURCES our Website has to offer !!! 😀

Viewing this page using a MOBILE PHONE?PRESS THE BUTTON to return to this MENU.

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Take on a WORTHWHILE PROJECT for the month !!! 😀

JB’S TIP:
Consider making several of these stands for your friends.
If you do—you’ll be in high regard at the next indoor event!

Introducing the Stay Puft Marshmallow Stand.

Inspired by Gary Hodson’s great concept & thoughts on the use of his weight stand led JB Nisley, the webmaster of this site, to come up with his own version of a weight stand he calls the “Stay Puft Marshmallow Stand.” (with Gary’s blessing of course).

THINK ABOUT MAKING THIS FOR YOUR 2022 HANDBAG OF AEROMODELLING TRICKS !!!

Here’s an easy-to-make handy stand to use with your weight scale to ACCURATELY WEIGH INDOOR MODEL AIRPLANES
AND INDIVIDUAL PARTS.

Think of it this way. ——> Your “precious little part or plane” is held in place by a marshmallow !!!.

I ASK YOU . . . . COULD IT GET ANY SAFER ???

To make it very easy and entertaining BTW—JB Nisley has created a 3 page PDF document titled Make your very own Stay Puft Marshmallow Stand.pdf and also an accompanying “Six Stay Puft Photos for Stay Puft Stand.pdf to instruct you and others how to easily make the stand pictured here complete with step-by-step directions. Also included are the printable graphics (photos), and how you would go about getting the materials for the stand via online internet links. Click the links above or the photos in this section of Casey’s BLOG to download and print these incredible documents !!!

Please note that if you are viewing the 3 page document for the stand above—all of the internet links should work inside the pdf just fine and take you to those web pages mentioned in the article. If you happen to make of these stands, please be kind enough to send us several photos of it (plus you and your buddies using it) by using the CONTACT FORM at the bottom of our CONTACT US page on this web site and making arrangements via email exchange to provide us with the photo(s) attached to your email. That would be awesome! The photos will likely be published in a Gallery/Slide show with you and your stand plus also others in the coming months. If you’ve become a fan—check back here often and tell your friends where to find us. Thanks a bunch 😉 —JB Nisley—

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PRESENTING the BEST & NEWEST AERO MODELLING THING !!!
Brought to you by SCRAP — Namesake of Casey’s Winning
38 Foot “R Class” Racing Yacht Scrapper II.* 3/22 2

😀 Say HELLO to SCRAPPER—
Our brand new Red English Cocker Spaniel

CANINE MASCOT


While Surfing the Net JB came across these
AEROMODELLING
I FLY PLANES

T-Shirts on the Website TEEPUBLIC.com

The Staff at KCFreeFlight.org would like to encourage all our viewers to purchase at least one T-Shirt for themselves or as a gift to a friend.


There’s 20 different colors to choose from.
We especially like the “Heather Colors
so be sure to check them out.

By-the-way—Jeff Renz (Orange) and JB Nisley (Maroon) are both proud owners of at least one of these
unique and well designed T-Shirts.


We can see no better way to show your support for our Great AEROMODELLING Hobby !!! 😀

Click any of the T-Shirts in this BLOG Section to go to the this T-shirt web page.


TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: —Red Heather — Royal Heather — Hot Pink
Maroon was JB’s color choice — then Kelly (Green) — & Orange of course was Renz’s choice
.
HAFFA Member Dana Field is going with Royal Heather & Paul Morgenroth III’s pick is Kelly.

TEEPUBLIC.COM has a good return policy if your choice of size doesn’t fit. It’s been JB’s observation that typically they run a sale at least 3 or 4 times a month SO WAIT UNTIL THIS TEE SHIRT IS $13 or less BEFORE you buy. By the way, you can sign up for a text message when these sales occur like JB did at this LINK with the knowledge that you can cancel the text messages at any time. 😉

*Scrapper II was built by Casey Baldwin in Alexander Graham Bells boatshop at Baddeck, NS in 1912.

Casey with this sailboat won the Coronation Cup in Sydney, Nova Scotia September 16, 1912.

Note: The KIDS & CLASSICS BOATSHOPS MUSEUM is looking to get further funding to restore the currently unrestored Scrapper II. For information on how you can help, click this link or the image above for the entire Facebook Post:

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Here’s a great example that proves Aeromodelling is catching on around the World. Here’s an article an article written by Jagriti Parakh featuring an Aeromodelling Workshop for kids titled “Aeromodelling no longer belongs in deep pockets.”

#BuildItTogether by Airytails
#BuildItTogether by Airytails
2 KIDS at Aeromodeling Workshop by Airytails at Embassy Boulevard, Bangalore

Rest assured that our hobby is making inroads all across our GLOBE. What better way to spread the word of this great hobby than to excite kids in the possibilities of science and more specifically in the world of aircraft design. Here lies the future of Aeromodelling !!! 😀

Here in our own back yard Dave Higgins, an active member of the SAM 8 Model Airplane Club located in Snohomish Washington, USA, has had a successful similar “Workshop for Kids” for quite some time.
This page of their website: Finn Hill Middle School Model Building and Flying Activities goes into detail about this program:

To a large extent Dave focuses his attention and aeromodelling skills to a younger generation of aircraft modellers. It’s no secret that Dave spends selfless countless hours putting together “Easy-to Assemble-Kits” for kids and older modellers as well. As a retired aeronautical engineer for 30 years has taught him, it’s the kids of today that will design the aircraft (let’s also not forget spacecraft) in the future.

Two girls enthusiastically launch their creations at the Finn Hill building session creations at the Finn Hill building session.
Two girls enthusiastically launch their creations at the Finn Hill building session creations at the Finn Hill building session.

This BLOG will have more about this in the coming months.

This must see monthly feature brings the latest news, events and articles pertaining to Aeromodelling. If you have something to share, and it’s worthwhile and/or newsworthy, we will see to it that it’s published on this blog, or alternatively will provide a web link to it. Use our CONTACT FORM at the bottom of our CONTACT US web page and briefly let us know what it’s all about in the comments section. If your article, Photo(s) or both are approved by our staff, we will initiate an email exchange so that your article and accompanying photos will be published. No business offers or ads please. If you’ve become a fan—check back here often and tell your friends where to find us. 😉

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TIME for an Aeromodelling INTERMISSION
. . . . Also Known As a BLOG BREAK !!!
😀 Article by Jeff Renz — with JB’s assistance 4

If you’re like many hobbyists—you are constantly trying to juggle many different facets of your life and at the same time help with with the needs of others around you.

It seems to be a constant battle just to keep an even keel. It’s no different with our staff here at Casey’s (KC’S) FREE FLIGHT BLOG.

So with Casey in mind—for this section our staff plans to bring you a total of two (2) “Distractions” each month we think you’ll enjoy.

So Kick back, relax, and let yourself enjoy a little time off from your busy schedule to get encapsulated in something a little different.

THEN . . .

GET BACK TO WORK !!!

Let’s see . . . . when was that next flying event I was going to attend? 😀

Admittedly what we have in store for you will be undeniably “Seafaring and Maritime” in nature and won’t have anything to do with our Aeromodelling Hobby—BUT HEY!—ISN’T THAT THE WHOLE POINT ???!!! 😉

||— In 1935 Casey and his two sons crossed the Atlantic on a voyage Aboard the Bluenose.—||

Heritage Minutes: Bluenose — A YouTube Video of the famous Canadian Schooner Bluenose

For your enjoyment here is: Heritage Minutes: Bluenose — A YouTube Video of the famous Canadian Schooner Bluenose.

A second worthwhile distraction we think you will be interested in is a sample story from an interesting website JB came across called MENTAL FLOSS with the Internet web address of www.mentalfloss.com

One of the stories on this website that JB suggests that you read is: 11 History’s Most Famous Sea Voyages written by Julie Fogerson Mar 11, 2022

Here’s a Recommendation from Renz: Stick around for some additional Bluenose videos . . .
Bluenose 100 and the The Legend Of The Bluenose

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My Op-Ed opinion journals for the foreseeable future will indeed focus on aeromodelling subjects, however in some ways I feel it’s important to stress the basics of this hobby. There is no way to advance to more complex designs and models without mastering the right tools, knowing the right materials to use and paying attention to learning the proper way to do modeling tasks.

So—don’t be surprised to find me referring to one I truly admire, Casey Baldwin, often in my writing because all that there was of course in the early days of flight were—you guessed it, the BASICS!

It’s worth noting here that contained within this month’s Op-Ed I’ve written—are several Wikipedia internet links about subjects that I’ve restated below that I think are well worth your time to take a second look.


It is my hope that presenting these links again will inspire you to read more about two (2) intensely interesting aerodromes built and flown by the Aerial Experiment Association in the year 1908.


Notably the AEA White Wing (or Aerodrome #2) which was designed by Frederick W. Baldwin and the the AEA June Bug (or Aerodrome #3.)” which was later copied after the White Wing by the U.S. aeronautical pioneer Glenn Curtiss[21] the same year.

From Wikipedia we have: “The June Bug is famous for winning the first aeronautical prize, the Scientific American Cup, ever awarded in the United States.
Follow these two 1908 Aerodrome internet links and the one for Glenn Curtiss and you wont be disappointed. 😉




MARCH 2022
AEROMODELLING OP-ED ARTICLE – rev 1.pdf

Author: JB Nisley
Blogger/Webmaster

Contributor: Jeff Renz
Blogger/Editor in Chief

To access my Op-Ed article pdf file—Click the above underlined link or thumbnail
Thanks,
—JB Nisley—


Be the First in your Club to get your very own
AEROMODELLING
I FLY PLANES
TEE Shirt.

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THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP comes to us via HAFFA Club Member JOHN CLARK
His simple but worthwhile TIP goes like this:
Reverse the hinge on a clothespin and Voilà !!! the result is a great performing clamp for many aeromodelling tasks. While you’re at it, do an extra step by spray painting or dipping them in Clear Satin Polyurethane or Lacquer finish. Look at how better the appearance is and at the same time it’s equipped to resist the absorption of glue better.


Clothespin conversion to Clamp by reversing spring

For less than $2 a package, at Wal-Mart, you can get various sizes of clothespins tailored for the many clamping situations you may encounter. Walmart’s number one best seller is: Mainstays Wood Clothes Pins, 2.8″L x .4″H Beige, 50 Count.

Along with his conveying this idea came this comment:
“This simple idea has been around forever—however it may be new to those just beginning the hobby.”

Thanks again goes to John Clark for this time honored but still very much valid useful tip.

Starting out it will seem awkward but study the steps above and soon you will be able to watch TV and do this mundane task at the same time with ease. Trust Me !!! 😀

JB’s “organized” painted tuna can “Brimming” with various sizes of Clothespin Clamps. Paint? Dark Bronze or Antique Pewter “Hammered” Spray Paint

For less than $2 a package, at Wal-Mart, you can get various sizes of clothespins. Walmart’s number one best seller is: Mainstays Wood Clothes Pins, 2.8″L x .4″H Beige, 50 Count.

JB’s AUTHORS NOTE: I admittedly arranged all my clothespin clamps so the shot of the various sizes of clamps above would look rather “attractive”. Rarely do they look this organized! Also—I don’t bother to reverse the hinges on the small ones. I tried to do this once, but found it wasn’t worth it. The small ones work fine just the way they come out of the package. One last thing. Didn’t actually know what to call the alluminum metal clamps so I Googled e internet and found out they are called: Alligator Hair Clips Metal Duck Bill Hair Clips for Styling Who would have thought ?????

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How to Submit a LATEST AEROMODELLER’S TIP
Use our CONTACT FORM at the bottom of our CONTACT US web page to provide us with your email address so we can set up an email exchange that allows us to obtain the article and the photos you may have that describe your tip. The photos can be simply attached to your email. If you would like—show us a photo of you with your friends showing or using this tip. You don’t have to to live in the United States or be a HAFFA Member to participate. If approved by our staff we will publish your TIP in a future Casey’s BLOG POST. Thanks. Your TIP will be much appreciated !!! 😀
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FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN.
A FREE FLIGHT LEGACY CONTINUES. — MARCH 2022 7


Casey - A book by John G.Langley - Forward by Sean Baldwin


Here is a link to a very well written Review of the book “Casey” posted March 19, 2020
by author
Dean Jobb.

This article originally appeared in the April-May 2020 issue of Canada’s History.

This month I want to be sure to draw your attention to a book titled Casey: The Remarkable Untold Story of Frederick Walker “Casey” Baldwin: Gentleman, Genius, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Canadian Protegé written by John G. Langley.

F.W. Baldwin flying the White Wing
Aerodrome #2 —”White Wing”
First piloted by F. W.Baldwin on May 18, 1908

It’s a must read for any follower of Casey and it also chronicles the fascinating history of the AEA, Alexander Graham Bell’s 1908 group of early Aeronautical Pioneers.

If you have any doubts as to whether this book would be a good fit for you—Dean Jobb’s Review stated here again will help to dispel any doubts you may have. 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH1EOW25CNE
On another note, here’s a relevant YouTube video about Glenn Curtiss and his successes with aerodrome #3 “June Bug” titled: Glenn H. Curtiss | Path Through History | WSKG History. The June bug was the successor to White Wing that was flown earlier the same year, 1908.

— If you haven’t already checked out our sister Site here is the info we introduced last month. —
Casey was a member of Alexander Graham Bell’s AEA—a group of early Aviation Pioneers. —
To lean more about Casey and the AEA, visit our Sister Site PHOENIX / AEA and specifically the “Into the Air” web page on that site to find out about the AEA and Casey’s significant roll in this Group of Aviation Pioneers.Note: Both of the above links will open a new tab in your browser because you are going to a different website. TIP: Remember that you can zoom in on the photo above if you choose to view this page in your mobile device a.k.a. cell phone.

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As I ended my Op-ed for this month I stated: “Future subjects for my OP-Ed’s will tend to explore the possibility that Casey was in fact one of our first AEROMODELLERS (and possibly one of the best) EVER !!! . Look in the coming months for what I speculate would have been some of his everyday tools and devices he may have used to enjoy his “AEROMODELLING” fledgling hobby. In fact—on the docket soon is his “1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform” with a materials list and instructions on how you can make one !!!

My “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” for March is quite simple:
IGNORE your workbench’s mess and carry on with your PROJECT.
😀 —JB—

DISCLAIMER: Photographs used in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites are for educational purposes only. There is much we don’t know about the amazing life of Fredrick Walker (Casey) Baldwin. There is a portion of the content on this blog currently and will be in the future that will be purely speculation & guess work on the part of our staff as to the details of his life and things he might have contributed that there is no historical record to ascertain if they could be true or false. In no way are we wanting to rewrite history. A good example of this is that he might possibly have been a great Aeromodeller and built model airplanes. 😀 It will be the sole intent of any speculation or guess work concerning Casey in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites to be positive and not to harm his legacy in any way but instead inform & educate the public of his contributions to Aviation in general and to the Aeromodelling world in particular. — Signed JB Nisley and Jeff Renz

We appreciate the fact that you’ve read our March 2022 BLOG POST.
If you’ve become a fan—then go ahead and tell all your Aeromodelling Friends.
Thanks,
Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in Chief — & — Blogger/Webmaster JB Nisley

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Be sure to check out the many AEROMODELLING Resources this website has to offer by CLICKING on all the menu items found on our KCFreeFlight.org website’s Navigation Menu at the top of every page of this website. 😉 Thanks.

FEBRUARY 2022 CASEY’S (KC’S) Free Flight BLOG Post

This month’s BLOG Post starts with our very first Op-ED by Blogger/editor Jeff Renz. We think this monthly feature will become the backbone of the BLOG so be sure to not miss this fine piece of writing. Another notable feature segment is Gary Hotson’s Indoor Weight stand. Jeff has an audible Podcast recommendation for all you Aeromodellests as well. And lastly JB debuts the first FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN. A FREE FLIGHT LEGACY CONTINUES feature segment for this BLOG.


Jeff Renz Blogger/editor in chief
&Blogger/webmaster JB Nisley

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Welcome World Wide GLOBAL Aeromodellers and LOCAL HAFFA Members !!!
JEFF RENZ’S AeroModelling Op-Ed Article — FEBRUARY 20221
AEROMODELLING. WHAT’S NEW IN OUR HOBBY? 2/22 2
JEFF RENZ’S POST NOTES Blogger/Editor in Chief 2/223
THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP – FEB 2022 4
JB’S BLOG POST NOTES Blogger/ Webmaster – 2/22 5
CASEY’SFREE FLIGHT LEGACY CONTINUES – 2/22 6
Check out the many Aeromodelling Resources our Website has to offer !!! 😀

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HAFFA’s February Business Meeting is Tuesday 2/15/2022
Indoor Flying Session is February 5th



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This month marks the DÉBUT of what JB and I believe will become the “HEART and SOUL” of Casey’s (KC’s) Free Flight BLOG with the addition of our monthly Op-Ed Articles authored by several of our staff writers here—all of which are Aeromodellers themselves. 😀

To access my Op-ed simply click FEBRUARY 2022
AEROMODELLING OP-ED ARTICLE.PDF
—or you can simply click on the THUMBNAIL IMAGE of the OP-Ed to the right. Either way you do it will take you to the PDF document. (NOTE: You can RETURN TO THIS PAGE by clicking the BACK ARROW IN YOUR BROWSER.) Because it’s a PDF file you will need a PDF Reader to open it. Once it’s opened you can print it now to read, or save it to your hard drive to print and read later. Please note that all of the hyperlinks to the websites and web pages contained within this document should be working—so don’t hesitate to use this feature !!!



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AEROMODELLING OP-ED ARTICLE.PDF

Author: Jeff Renz
Blogger/Editor in Chief
Contributor JB Nisley
Blogger/Webmaster


“It’s been a strong desire of mine for some time that our monthly Aeromodelling Op-Ed Articles will eventually become a ‘Must Read’ for our Great Aeromodelling Hobby. So in order to do that—we want the Op-Eds to have great content, be easy to read, and lastly to steadily rise to become a ‘Go-To Information Resource’ for our World Wide Global Community of Aeromodellers.”
Thermals — Jeff Renz

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This must see monthly feature brings the latest news, events and articles pertaining to Aeromodelling. If you have something to share, and it’s worthwhile and/or newsworthy, we will see to it that it’s published on this blog, or alternatively will provide a web link to it. Use our CONTACT FORM at the bottom of our CONTACT US web page and briefly let us know what it’s all about in the comments section. No business offers or ads please. Check back often here and tell your friends where to find us. 😉

Here’s a brand word for all you Aromodellers out there to add to your Aeromodelling Dictionary !!!!
The use of this word, AeromodelingGeek, as far as we can tell—this 19th day of January 2022—marks the debut of this term used in a complete sentence anywhere, and at any time in the past! (This being the 1st one BTW.)

DEFINITION of an AeromodellingGeek: An endearing slang term best bestowed on a fellow Model Airplane Enthusiast (aeromodellist) who possesses a seemingly overwhelming wealth of knowledge about the hobby of aeromodelling, and consequentially spends most of the time when not sleeping or eating in pursuit of same. (FOR MOST—this Moniker is a Badge of Honor. 🙂 )

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Blogger/Editor in Chief

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Here’s something I highly recommend for all you aeromodellers out there!!!
I have been listening to these Model Airplane “Free Flight Fanatic” Podcasts by John McAvoy which are audio podcasts and are chock-full of useful information.
Bernard Guest, owner of the website Hummingbird Model Products, is frequently involved with many of these podcasts. Take a listen. There is even one on carving props. You can have them on in the background while you are working instead of listening to music.
Give it a try. — Jeff Renz

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THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP — FEB 20224

This month’s winning entry for THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP for FEB 2022 goes to fellow HAFFA Member Gary Hodson.
He calls his useful accessory an “Indoor Model Weight Stand.”

This useful Aeromodeller’s Tip comes at an excellent time for us northerners North of the equator now experiencing longer days as a result of the passing of the Winter Solstice which occurred on the 21st of December, 2021. Cold winter winds force us to focus our attention to flying indoor model airplanes in warmer spaces.

Mr. Hodson, who has been an award winning indoor modeler himself for quite some time, has shared with us an idea he thinks is essential for success for any indoor model you may want to build.

The concept is rather simple. It’s a stand to hold individual parts (as well as the models themselves) of indoor models safely on the platform of whatever digital scale you might have. Gary points out that the purchase of a relatively inexpensive digital pocket kitchen scale “providing accurate and instant measurements from “0.01g to 220g” is almost a must if you are seriously into indoor models. In addition he adds “Getting a handle on the actual weight of say—the prop and prop shaft— or the wing and other parts individually can make a difference, especially when it comes to figuring out the center of gravity. By weighing the parts separately, you can determine which parts are to heavy or where one is allowed to add more weight. All the parts need to be in harmony with the others. Then it’s on to find the right motor plus the right number of turns of the motor, but at least at that point the plane itself is balanced.”

Pictured here is Gary’s design for the stand but it can be made any way the maker chooses. The size of the weighing platform dictated the 3″ square base that Gary went with. The base can be made of sheet balsa or in Gary’s case, 3/16″ foam core board. A space between the foam blocks holds the part or model gently but firmly.

Gary Hodson’s
Indoor Model Weight Stand
Here’s a shot of Gary’s Weight Stand perched atop Placed on Gary’s digital gram scale is his stand safely holding an indoor model for an accurate read out.

How-To instructions to submit a LATEST AEROMODELLER’S TIP for Casey’s (KC’s) Free Flight BLOG: can be found at the bottom of our KC Free Flight.org CONTACT US page. You don’t have to to live in the United States nor be a HAFFA Member to enter. We have a Google Translator app so your entry can me submitted in your native language. 😉


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Bloggers RENZ & JB pose the question: Modeling vs. Modelling?
The answer can be found if you follow the link above. 😉
“Whether you’re modelling or modeling, you’re doing the same thing. The only difference is in the spelling—the one with the single L is preferred in the United States, while the one with two Ls is preferred everywhere else.”

This is for all INTENTS & PURPOSES our BLOG Post for the Month of FEBRUARY 2022
but feel free to stick around for a LITTLE BONUS SEGMENT WE’VE PUT TOGETHER BELOW that we plan to include in the upcoming months about CASEY WALKER BALDWIN. — Enjoy — !!! 😀

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FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN.
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Casey Baldwin makes history with Red Wing March 12, 1908
when he is the first Canadian to fly a heaver-than-air-aircraft.


— Casey was a member of Alexander Graham Bell’s AEA
—a group of early Aviation Pioneers.
To lean more about Casey and the AEA, visit our Sister Site PHOENIX / AEA and specifically the “Into the Air” web page on that site to find out about the AEA and Casey’s significant roll in this Group of Aviation Pioneers.Note: Both of the above links will open a new tab in your browser because you are going to a different website.
TIP: Remember that you can zoom in on the photo above if you choose to view this page on your mobile device a.k.a. cell phone.

Starting this month we’ll be bringing you a few of the many significant highlights of Fredrick (Casey) Walker Baldwin’s amazing career. 🙂
First on JB’s Recommended Reading List would be his biography simply titled Casey by John Langley. Well written and thorough, this excellent narrative gives due credit where credit is deserved to a most definitely overlooked important player in the quest for manned flight. It’s also an enjoyable and informative read for any aeromodeller.
Editor in Chief Jeff Renz and I have chosen to name this blog after Casey Baldwin. To begin with, his first name ties in nicely with our Website’s name (KC), 😉 but more importantly it’s his endearing personality and fascinating history plus his contribution to the early days of Flight that made him an obvious choice. After reading the book “Casey”, I have found no mention of his constructing Model Airplanes or Aerodromes as he and others in Alexander Graham Bell’s orbit called them back then, however he most likely would have constructed them to test his ideas. If this was the case—he certainly was among a very small group of founding fathers of what we are now call the hobby of AEROMODELLING! We certainly owe a great deal of gratitude to these aviation pioneers. Without them there would be no Free Flight—manned or otherwise!

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DISCLAIMER: Photographs used in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites are for educational purposes only. There is much we don’t know about the amazing life of Fredrick Walker (Casey) Baldwin. There is a portion of the content on this blog currently and will be in the future that will be purely speculation & guess work on the part of our staff as to the details of his life and things he might have contributed that there is no historical record to ascertain if they could be true or false. In no way are we wanting to rewrite history. A good example of this is that he might possibly have been an Aeromodeller and built model airplanes. 😀 It will be the sole intent of any speculation or guess work concerning Casey in this BLOG, the KCFreeFlight.org, and PhoenixAEA.WordPress.com websites to be positive and not to harm his legacy in any way but instead inform & educate the public of his contributions to Aviation in general and to the Aeromodelling world in particular. — Signed JB Nisley and Jeff Renz

THANKS for reading our FEBRUARY 2022 BLOG POST from START to FINISH!
RULE the NEW YEAR! Visit CASEY’S (KC’S) Free Flight BLOG Often !!! 😀
Thermals, Jeff R. & JB N.
Regards,
Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in Chief — & — Blogger/Webmaster JB Nisley

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Be sure to check out the many AEROMODELLING Resources this website has to offer by CLICKING on all the menu items found on our KCFreeFlight.org website’s Navigation Menu at the top of every page of this website. 😉 Thanks.