Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
"Why aeroplanes fly, how to make models, and all about aircraft, little and big". This 1913 text book describes all of this and more. The author, A.H. Verrill, is a member of the technical board of the Aeronautical Society of America, produced this incredible how-to book.
Within these sections are eighteen chapters that will show you how to build models of classic early airplanes such as Neuport Monoplane, a Wright Aeroplane (with a 3' wingspan), a three foot Bleriot, construction details on a Curtiss plane with pontoons and more.
You get details on building a full size glider with a 20' wing span from spruce, piano wire and cloth. You'll find photographs of early planes, details of their engines, design details of interest to model builders and early aviation fans.
This is an incredibly book, beautifully illustrated revealing the earliest days of aviation, and showing you how you could be part of it. Obviously, there is so much material here that you don't get step-by-step hand holding instructions. But the detail is surprising.
Code No. 008653, 245 pages, $32.00