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

If you’re a fan of Twin Pushers like I certainly am—believe me you’ll like this month’s Post !!! You will find that this month’s Op-Ed takes a slightly different departure from the normal “Op-Ed” format in that it’s an Op-Ed / Short Story. For the first time ever, JB Nisley, the author, brings to our Aeromodeling community a “History of Stooges Document” that hitherto has never been attempted before—let alone researched. In this “Fictional Fable Epic Tale,” Nisley not only delves into the subject of Stooges, but offers a more suitable name for our “Most Trusted Model Airplane Rubber Winder Stand.”

Look for a “Tip of the Hat” to Twin Pushers, Winding Platforms and Sailing Schooners thrown in to make this short story interesting and worthwhile even if your are new to the hobby, a spouse of an airplane model enthusiast, or an “Aeromodelling Old-timer Veteran” like there is in the story named Nathanial.

Nisley, also introduces in a clever way how this month’s “Twin Pusher Winding Platform” supposedly came to be. So treat yourself to this unique story especially written for us AEROMODELLESTS and stay tuned for an ending you DID NOT SEE COMING !!! 😀

Jeff Renz Blogger/Editor in chief
& Blogger/Webmaster Jeffrey B. (JB) Nisley

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JB NISLEY’S AEROMODELLING OP-ED / SHORT STORY – JUNE 2022 1
AEROMODELLING WHAT’S NEW IN OUR WORLD? – 6/22 2
JEFF RENZ’S POST NOTES Blogger/Editor in Chief 2/223
THE LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP – JUNE 2022 4
CASEY BALDWIN’S Free Flight Legacy Continues JUNE 2022 5
JB Nisley’s “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” Closing StatementJUNE 2022 6
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Interestingly his month’s Op-Ed happens to be a departure from the traditional Op-Ed format. Here is an original short story that I’ve written in good faith that both speculates about the hitherto non existent “History of Stooges” and at the same time provides an introductory glimpse into the rich lives of Casey Baldwin and Alexander Graham Bell and their world at the start of the twentieth century more than a hundred years ago.

Dive into this alternate fictional world where it’s Casey’s own son Patrick A.G.B. Baldwin that invents what we now unwittingly and wrongly call “Winding Stooges“.

In some ways this is an introduction to Marty Welch’s 1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform presented this month as it provides a basis for its own History.


Click the thumbnail below or the link to access the PDF.



JB’s JUNE 2022
Op-Ed / Short Story – The History of Winding Stooges and the Baldwin’s Winding Station.pdf

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Shown for the first time is the First Complete Free Standing
Twin Pusher Winding Platform—93 years After Don Burnham at age 14 won the 1929 Junior Division,
Outdoor Competition, at the 1929 Nats in Detroit with his Twin Pusher design—still popular today.

Pictured above is JB Nisley’s 2018 A-Frame Twin Pusher which was designed in 1929 by Don Burnham at age 14. Sitting safely atop Captain Marty Welch’s 1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform—its duel rubber motors are ready to be safely and efficiently wound.

Later this month or the early part of July, Marty’s 1923 magazine article featuring this Winding Platform will be published complete with detailed Drawings, Assembly Instructions and a Materials List. If you’re serious about A-Frame Twin Pushers—this platform, made entirely of simple 1x2s, would absolutely provide a valuable tool for your continued Vintage Flying Machine’s success. Signed, — Jeffrey (JB) Nisley 😀

Captain Martin Welch
He was captain of the Esperanto in 1920 when it defeated the Canadian schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He also was the
Captain of the American
fishing schooner Eslie who lost
to the Bluenose in 1921. Read more about me in JB’s June 2022 Op-Ed / Short Story.

Ahoy Matey! — I’m a friend of Casey Baldwin, Captain Marty Welch, and one of the fictional characters in JB’s JUNE 2022 Op-Ed / Short Story this month. I’m the one that Casey Baldwin designed & built this Winding Platform especially for.

I enjoy everything there is about duel propeller Twin Pushers and folks around here say I’m quite the seasoned competitor at the local Aeroplane Contests when I’m not aboard a Saltbank Fishing Schooner. Casey, to his detriment, prefers to avoid assembling and learning to fly Twin Pushers to this day. (His loss by the way.) 😦

Believe it or not I’m a big fan of Harry Houdini so I dabble a little in magic myself so get ready as I show you some amazing things about this Platform !!!

Shown at right is the Winding Platform’s business end—the aft end that holds the two propellers. You will see two “L” shaped wood “Sliders” made of 1x2s facing inward that are held in place by only 4 thin rubber bands each spaced evenly if you look closely enough.

If you look even closer you will see a slanted 1/16″ piano wire “peg” on each slider that are used to hold the propellers of the A-Frame Twin Pusher in place.

Front end close up - Marty Welch's 1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform
Rear of Platform Showing Pins to hold
the Crocket Hooks of the Rubber Motors.

Both of these L sliders with the slanted pegs make it possible to adjust the spacing between the pegs to accommodate different sized Twin Pushers. Below is a close up of one of these assemblies to better show you how these work to hold the propellers down on each side..

If you stare long enough at the wound rubber motor’s crocket hook above that’s placed over a slanted metal peg—you will notice a thin rubber band fading in and out—revealing where it’s placed in order to hold down the Twin Pusher’s right propeller in this case.

Shown at left is the simple but effective system used to hold down each of the Twin Pusher’s right and left propellers safely to the platform.

MAGIC ANYONE? 😀

This is accomplished by the use of a single rubber band stretched over the peg and atop the rubber motor’s crocket hook.

An explanation of how this was done as an Animated GIF is explored in
this month’s JUNE 2022 JB’s “Message in a Bottle” Closing Statement below.

Close-up of the “A-Frame Retainer Rope” Hold Down


If you look closely at the forward end of the Twin Pusher Platform (aka rotating T-Bar)you will see that the top of the A frame is securely but gently held in place with a length of 1/4″ manila rope 21 inches long which I call the “A-Frame Retainer Rope.”

This is the forward part of the platform showing the underside of the rotating T bar. The raised T bar positions the Twin Pusher at a slight upward angle—thereby allowing the winder to wind the motors safely away from the model. This is a useful feature if the motor(s) decide to break if wound beyond their breaking limit—actually not an unusual situation especially in the heat of the moment preparing for a mass launch or competition type tournament !!!

The above photo also shows a better view of the fish netting, which greatly contributes to
the nautical theme and at the same time—adds greatly to the utility of the platform.

Above is another view of what I’m calling the pivoting “T” Bar located at the forward end of the Platform. Manila rope is simply glued to the wood structure where it’s needed. Notice the forward placed black rectangle shaped object in the middle. This object is actually two strong magnets that are attracted together to hold and tension the single rope holding the A-frame in place which is called the “A-Frame Retainer Rope.

Removing the Twin Pusher from the Platform after winding is super easy!

With this quick three step system, this process can be performed literally in seconds while gently but firmly holding the model in one hand and using the other to release the two rubber bands from the crocket hooks and lastly pulling the magnets apart releasing the “A-Frame Retaining Rope” from the Winding Platform. 😉

The fish net surrounding the platform is a great place to toss things needed within reach such as your winder, other tools, notebook, clipboard with scorecard or even your lunch!

You will be winding one motor at a time on opposite sides of the platform so no need for a double winder. A single winder with a counter is ideal.

GIF Animation - TP Winding Platform in Sailors Ditty Bag - HISTORY OF STOOGES - Casey's Free Flight BLOG


Here again is a bit of “MAGIC” courtesy of a GIF animation JB produced using GIMP showing how the Platform folds in two making it compact enough for transport inside a Sailor’s Ditty Bag.

In lieu of an authentic Sailors Diddy Bag, a cloth laundry bag with a drawstring will suffice.


It’s nice to know that for a seemingly awkward looking device—when folded up and secured by the four manila rope “guy wires” that are used to secure it to the ground—it’s a simple matter to carry it upside down by its pole. In addition a huge bonus is that for the most part it won’t tip over if it’s on relatively flat ground, even on grass.
😀

Note: When folded this platform’s base takes up only a 14″ by 14″ square footprint and when stored in its bag shown above—it’s a breeze to throw in your vehicle or to store in your garage in the off season. When you go to use it simply unfold, stake down with 4 tent stakes you keep in a separate case, and you’re set up ready to wind—no assembly of the platform is required.

Please note that this Winding Platform has purposely avoided the use of the term “Stooge” in its name as Stooges came out in the 50s—so it would not be in the spirit of the models built in this era of 1910 to early 1930s.

Because It is made entirely out of three #2 grade Pine 1 by 2s ( 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ actual dimension) this Platform is not out of the reach for most AEROMODELLERS. One coil of manila rope 50′ x 1/4″ is all you need plus some other materials makes this an affordable project.


Front View of Captain Marty Welch’s 1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform with Don Burnham’s Twin Pusher ready for winding.

This is the first one of the four (4) new “Stooge” designs that Jeffrey B. (JB) Nisley will introduce sometime in 2022. You can find out more about Marty and his Winding Platform in this month’s JB’s JUNE 2022 Op-Ed / Short Story. The first of the foursome is a “Winding Platform” and the next three will have “Winding Station” in their names instead of Winding Stooge. This is in keeping with the desire to eliminate the word “Stooge” and in turn transition to the more respectable phrase “Winding Station.” 😉

Proper credit needs to go to Gene Wallock for his wonderful Twin Pusher article titled
GENE WALLOCK – TWIN PUSHER BUILDING AND FLYING TIPS which provided the inspiration for this platform. Gene’s article truly has been a great source for ideas when I was building my own Don Burnham A-frame Twin Pusher from a Short Kit.

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Observation by
Jeff Renz

Last fall JB and I discovered something quite amazing and useful when winding the two Twin Pusher Motors on Nisley’s Burnham Twin Pusher while using an earlier version of Marty’s Winding Platform.

It turns out that if you are lucky enough to have a counter on your winder you’ll have a simplified time of winding the motors plus it’s way more easy to keep track of the number of winds.

LET ME EXPLAIN . . . . if you, let’s say, put 1000 turns on the right hand motor clockwise, naturally your counter would show a positive number of 1000 turns.

The left motor however also needs the same number of turns but this time it needs to be wound counter-clockwise. Voilà !!! — You can use this to your advantage !!! So—without a second lost—if you switch over to the left motor, and leave the counter where it is (now 1000) and start turning the crank counter-clockwise, you then will be winding it backwards as it counts back down to Zero again amassing a total of exactly 1000 turns!

How convenient and easy to keep track as both motors by this process will have had exactly the same number of turns every time! 😀 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy as the saying goes !!!

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SUSTAINABLE TENT STAKES
This idea courtesy of JB is used in conjunction with the Winding Platform showcased this month in JB’s JUNE 2022 Op-Ed / Short Story. The definition of sustainable is “able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.”


Here’s a better looking and in my opinion a more durable or sustainable solution to the commonly available “Plastic Tipped Tent Stake’s” tendency for the tips to bend easily and as a result end up broken. 😦

Tent stakes are a necessity when it comes to holding down tents of course but in our case also “Winding Platforms.” Our Winding Platform utilizes four (4) ropes that function as “Guy Wires” to keep the Platform upright, steady (without twisting), and securely held down so the platform can carry out its intended task of winding rubber motors. The “Guy Wire” ropes terminate at the ground with tent stakes that are driven into the soil with a hammer.

Shown here and in the photos of this segment are the type of tent stakes that I recommend. They can be purchased inexpensively at Walmart individually (orange) and are priced at $1.34 each or a Package of 6 (green) for only $4.99 at a Harbor Freight store close by.

I’ve found that the plastic tips of these types of tent stakes tend to bend and ultimately break when it came time to pull them out of the ground with the claw end of a hammer—especially when the ground was dry and hard. To avoid all this I went to a metal alternative—a 3/8″ wingnut commonly available at Ace or other Hardware Stores.

Ask an associate where to find them. 😉

Left to right (1) New Tent Stake (2) Tent stake bent after repeated removals from the ground. (3 & 4) Wingnut Solution.
Example 4 shows the simple HALF HITCH knot that is used for the hold down rope.

At left are four examples of tent stakes. The 2nd to the left tent stake shows where the plastic has a tendency to bend and ultimately break. My solution shown in the left two examples is to replace the plastic tip with an Upside Down 3/8″-16 Wingnut which is epoxied directly to the head of the aluminum “spike” that makes up the tent stake. 😀

Gluing Directions: The photo above and at left shows the aluminum spike with the plastic end removed—replaced by the wingnut as pictured.
Epoxying the Wingnut to the Spike is a 2 Step Process.
Step 1 — In one hand hold the wingnut tightly to the head of the spike and Super Glue (CA) around the top perimeter gap to fill in the space between them. Let this dry for approx 10 min or speed up this process by spraying with CA Accelerator.
Step 2 — When the CA has set, turn the stake around so that its pointed end is straight up. The next step is to epoxy the wingnut to the stake. I tend to like 4-6 hour epoxy as the longer the cure time, the stronger the joint, however 30 minute epoxy seems to be strong enough. Mix equal parts of the A and B epoxy according to directions and carefully transfer (Drip) the mixture into the space between the wingnut and the spike in order to make it solid using your stir stick. Now place this assembly inside a large disposable plastic drink cup and scotch tape it at the top to vertically hold it in place while it cures. Let it set for several days before putting it into service and it will be a long time before you even need to think about having to replace it. 😀

Complete steps 1,2 and 3 and you have yourself a HALF HITCH. Another loop around (Step 4) gives you a DOUBLE HALF HITCH which if the knot is soaked in Clear Elmer’s Glue — all you really need is the single HALF HITCH in my humble opinion.

USE A SIMPLE HALF HITCH FOR THE TIE DOWN ROPES ON BOTH ENDS.
As for the rope’s end knot shown in the photo above and to the left, I’ve found that a very simple over hand knot some people call a HALF HITCH will work just fine. (BUT HERE’S THE SECRET.) Go ahead and soak all of the fibers of the tightened knot while it’s still on the stake with Clear Elmer’s Glue so it won’t stand a chance of loosening and coming apart! I’ve tried this successfully and it works like a champ. It’s super easy to do—and again like MAGIC—no one I know would ever be the wiser !!! 😀

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FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN.
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This month’s Op-Ed, JB’s JUNE 2022 Op-Ed / Short Story, serves as an effective and fun way to get a slight glimpse into the very exciting and interesting world Casey Baldwin Alexander Graham Bell, and others in their orbit experienced during the time period between 1908 up until the mid 30s’s. I can only guess at the day to day life of these very interesting and fun loving people. From my reading they lived very noteworthy and rich lives. This short story also in some ways “Invents the History” of what’s behind the design and making of Captain Marty Welch’s 1923 Twin Pusher Winding Platform that is presented in this month’s BLOG Post so be sure to not miss out on this lighthearted fictional tale. Signed, Jeffrey B. (JB) Nisley

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This month after doing some research on twin pusher models I want to direct your attention to an article on the AMA website that showcases the winning A-Frame Twin Pusher Don Burnham designed and built in 1929. The name of this article is Don Burnham’s 1930 A-frame pusher.

If I may, I would like to quote directly from this article: “At the age of 14, Donald C. Burnham won the 1929 Junior Division, Outdoor competition, at the 1929 Nats in Detroit. He won a trophy, $200 cash, and a trip to Canada and Europe.  Besides these perks, he also published his A-frame pusher design in Carl H. Claudy’s 1931 book Prize Winners’ Book of Model Airplanes.

In all honesty I think Don would have not expected that his design would be “modernized’ in the form of a laser “Short” kit and sold to the general public through something called the Internet. It was I (JB) in 2018 that purchased one of the “Short Kits of his prize winning design in 2018, almost 90 years later and in a new century. From Don’s perspective at age 14, there were no laser cutting machines anywhere be found. In fact I think he would have been astounded !!! 😀

One of the reasons I bring this webpage to our viewers front and center is that, just like the real person character Pat, in my Short Fictional Story is that Pat in 1935 (age 15) would be almost the exact age as Don Burnham when he won his 1929 championship at age 14. As a “Senior” model builder I sometimes am surprised how young the model builders seem to be in the photos of the Twin Pusher Era of say 1908 to the early 30s.

My “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” for May is an actual quote from the article i have a link to above. The publisher of the book in a letter thanking Don for his “kind words regarding the book.” the letter ends with:

My “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” for May is an actual quote from the article i have a link to above. The publisher of the book in a letter thanking Don for his “kind words regarding the book.” the letter ends with:

“May your next model fly farther and longer than all the rest!”

Author’s Observation: Here is another example of the notion that it was the distance the plane travels as well as the time spent in the air or “flight time” that was important in judging early contests unlike today where flight time is the only consideration.

As to the “Magic” that my story’s character, Marty, suggests in the first segment of this post—there really is no magic here as this was simply an image saved in a file format known as GIF, GIF images can be saved as an animated GIF file which is what I did. They can be animated and at the same time have a relatively small file size, especially if they are small. Unlike many of the animated GIF images you’ll see on the Internet and on your smart phone that are over-the-top garish and tacky, the gif images for my segment are way more subtle and actually educational in nature. These animations were made using a free to the public photo editing program called GIMP and surprisingly not that difficult to produce. In my case it was time consuming to get the animation to look just right, however.

My advice to users of GIMP designers and webmasters that want to try this is—is to seek out a video online that shows how it’s done. I recommend the YouTube video How to Create Animated Gif’s in GIMP. This was the actual video in which I learned how to make animated gifs. Prepare to spend some quality time to master this “tool” so you can add this to your bag of tricks !!! Believe me, your time will be well wourth it !!! 😀

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

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

We believe we have an excellent Post for you this month, however apologies are in order for not getting MAY’s Post published until near the end, but as they say, better late than never. Nevertheless please don’t skip over this one and go to June’s! 🙂 June’s op-Ed will be noteworthy because it takes a rather major departure from a normal “Op-Ed” in that it is in an unusual “Op-Ed / Short Story” style format. What is believed to be the first time ever, its subject matter will be the “History of Stooges” that hitherto has never been written before—let alone researched. So stay tuned for a good 10 pages of a “Good Read,” and well worth your consideration & time. : D

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Did you know about “FLIGHT MAGAZINE”? 🙂 MAY 2022 1
TIME for an Aeromodelling INTERMISSION BLOG BREAK MAY 2022 2
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CASEY BALDWIN’S Free Flight Legacy Continues MAY 2022 4
JB Nisley’s “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” Closing StatementMAY 2022 5
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Were you aware that there was an “Aeroplane” Magazine devoted to early flight in existence as far back as 1909?
Answer: It’s TRUE!
The name of the magazine was FLIGHT !!! 😀

FLIGHT Magazine first published in 1909

The magazine is simply called “FLIGHT” and the proof is on sale of all places— a Website on the Internet described as an
“Antiquarian and secondhand
bookshop located in Edinburgh’s Old Town.”

“The listing for this magazine is titled: Flight Magazine No. 1019 (No. 27 Vol. XX) – July 5, 1928 (The Aircraft Engineer & Airships)

Quoting from the description of the listing:
‘Flight’ (now Flight International) was founded in 1909 by Stanley Spooner as ‘A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport’, and is the world’s oldest continuously published aviation news magazine. Flight first appeared on 2 January 1909 as the official journal of the Aero Club of the United Kingdom (later the Royal Aero Club).

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TIME for an Aeromodelling INTERMISSION
. . . . Also Known As a BLOG BREAK !!!
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Click to see The Legend Of The Bluenose YouTube Video

SIT BACK AND ENJOY THIS VIDEO ABOUT A FAMOUS CANADIAN TWO MASTED SEAFARING SAILING VESSEL—THE BLUENOSE.
If you liked the above video—you’ll enjoy Bluenose 100. The 100 stands for the Bluenose’s 100th Anniversary! Ironically, there are 100 photos in this video. “I didn’t plan for that, it just happened.” says Fiona Wimber.

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A Solution to How To Dispose of Exacto Blades Safely

Our LATEST AEROMODELLING TIP comes to us from long time HAFFA Member Mike Schmidt. Both Mike and Jeff (JB) Nisley are alumni of the University of Nebraska’s Architecture program. (They surprisingly both enrolled in this same program in the 70s and 80s.)

“We’re no strangers to #11 Exacto blades because we spent a good deal of our waking hours building architectural models cutting building parts out of gray colored chipboard.”

The Use of a Spice Container to Dispose of Used Exacto Blades is our Latest Modelling Tip of the Month.

Rustoleum Hammered
Spray Paint

Using Mike’s Tip—JB decided to paint the spice container in Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint to help it blend in with the assortment of office supply items and tools scattered about his workspace. Capable of successfully painting plastic parts which incidentally does not need a primer step before hand, is an easy fix to also coordinate unmatched items purchased in a thrift or second hand store. (Often they are made better than now-a-days.) Also plastic storage containers that help organize clutter also benefit from the matching color.

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FREDRIC WALKER (CASEY) BALDWIN.
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— 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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This month after doing some research on twin pusher models for my upcoming short story I want to direct your attention to an article on the AMA website that showcases the winning A-Frame duel propeller Twin Pusher Don Burnham designed and built in 1929. The name of this article is Don Burnham’s 1930 A-frame pusher.

If I may, I would like to quote directly from this article: “At the age of 14, Donald C. Burnham won the 1929 Junior Division, Outdoor competition, at the 1929 Nats in Detroit.   He won a trophy, $200 cash, and a trip to Canada and Europe.  Besides these perks, he also published his A-frame pusher design in Carl H. Claudy’s 1931 book Prize Winners’ Book of Model Airplanes.

In all honesty I think Don would not have expected that his design would be “modernized’ in the form of a laser “Short” kit and sold to the general public through something he couldn’t image, that being the Internet. It was I (JB) in 2018 that purchased one of the “Short Kits of his prize winning design in 2018, almost 90 years later and in a new century. From Don’s perspective at age 14 when he won, there were no laser cutting machines anywhere to be found. I think he would have been astounded !!! 😀

One of the reasons I bring this webpage to our viewers front and center is that, just like one of the characters in my fictional short story, Pat A.G.B. Baldwin in 1935 when my story picks up,, would have been aged 15 at the time, almost the exact age as Don Burnham when he won his 1929 championship at age 14. As a “Senior” model builder I sometimes am amazed at how young the model builders seem to be in the photos of that Twin Pusher Era of say 1908 to the early 30s.

My “MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE” for May is an actual quote from the article where I have again included the hyperlink here: Don Burnham’s 1930 A-frame pusher’s article. The publisher of the book in a letter thanks Don for his “kind words regarding the book.” His letter ends with:

“May your next model fly farther and longer than all the rest!”

Author’s Observation: Here is another example of the notion that it is also the distance the plane travels as well as the time spent in the air or “flight time” that was important in judging early contests unlike today where flight time is the only consideration.

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 MAY 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.

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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APRIL 2022
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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. 🙂

– — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — – — –
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. — APRIL 2022 4

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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March 2022
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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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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
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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 !!!



FEBRUARY 2022
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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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.