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Reply #24 - Jul 12th, 2016 at 9:04am
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Air Trails   - March 1954

In this issue is an article by Howard explaining the use of a log sheet to record data about speed model flights for comparison of what works for best flight performance.
  

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Reply #23 - Jul 12th, 2016 at 8:59am
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Flying Models  -  February 1954

This month, Harold paints a scene of  RC model flying in a New York park.
  

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Reply #22 - Jul 12th, 2016 at 8:48am
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Flying Models  -  December 1953

Here a boatful of modelers are participating in ROW FF contest.

The original painting was inspired by the 1st Annual L. I. Sound Hydro Championship model airplane meet sponsored by Berjekey Models.   The painting was awarded to Bill Effinger, president of Berkeley.
  

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Reply #21 - Jul 12th, 2016 at 8:39am
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This October issue contains two more items by Harold.  A plan for a 1/2 A speed model 'The 73.40' designed by John Youngs.  Also a speed conversion chart.
  

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Reply #20 - Jul 12th, 2016 at 8:37am
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Flying Models   -  October 1953

In this cover, a bewildered contest timer is caught in the middle of a heated dispute between two free flight contestants.
  

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Reply #19 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 10:39pm
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Flying Models  -  August 1953

This month, Harold provides the text and illustrations for two data sheets of CL speed flying information.
  

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Reply #18 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 5:01pm
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Flying Models  -  June 1953

This cover shows UC carrier action at a contest in 1950-51 at Floyd Bennett Field.

Bottom image is from an ebay ad for the original art of this cover.  Descriptive text for the ad is.  Quote:
US $2,995.00 (listed for on ebay)

Painting by Stevenson for cover for the June 1953 Flying Models Magazine titled" Landing Model Planes" it illustrates a CL Carrier in Flight at a model flying meet. with notations on the back circa 1950-51at Floyd Bennett Field off Jamaica Bay ,In Brooklyn NY. about 15 minute ride west of JFK This original Cover Painting was awarded to Joseph W. Schuh By Flying Models in appreciation to his years of unselfish efforts in the advancement of model aviation.
 
  

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Reply #17 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 4:26pm
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This April 1953 issue also contained an article and plan for a UC speed model designed by Harold.
  

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Reply #16 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 4:22pm
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Flying Models  - April 1953

This issue's cover had a scene by Harold illustrating modelers flying towline FF gliders.

A few years ago when we posted this cover art we had the good fortune of receiving some email from Meryl Ann Butler who had studied art under Harold.  This is her comment on this cover: Quote:
"I only saw a few of Harold's magazine covers when I was in art school there, so I was delighted  to see them here. The fellow in the green and yellow plaid shirt in the April 1953 cover is most surely a self porrtrait."


Al
  

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Reply #15 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 8:42am
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Flying Models would sometimes mat Harold's original artwork and present to leaders in the model aviation industry.  The original of the Feb 1953 was awarded to Charles Brebeck of the Herkimer Tool and Model Works which produce the OK model engines.
  

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Reply #14 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 8:38am
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The Feb 1953 cover art was used again on the booklet "Model Plane Building from A to Z' published by Flying Models.
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Reply #13 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 8:36am
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Flying Models  - February 1953

One of my favorite covers.  In this imaginative and brightly colored piece, Howard places a modeler working on his CL speed model in front of a background of jet pilot in his cockpit.  I wonder how many of us modelers had similar dreams while working on our models.  In our case, modeling guided me to an unsuccessful attempt for the USAF aviation cadet program.  This did not prevent us from enlisting into the USAF as an airman.  From this we were able to move thru a succession of aviation jobs for the better part of 50 years that provided me with a lifetime of remarkable experiances and the fellowship of a great group of gals and guys that containues to this day.

Al
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 10th, 2016 at 11:18pm
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Flying Models  -  December 1952

Howard colorfully depicts a crew of  'fetcher-mites' about to launch a trio of UC team racers on their way.
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 10th, 2016 at 10:57pm
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Air Trails  -  December  1952

Article and artwork illustrating a sturdy and compact method of attaching a bell-crank to a UC speed model.
  

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Reply #10 - Jul 10th, 2016 at 10:47pm
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Air Trails  -  November 1952

AT article written by james L. H. Peck  and illustrated  by Harold  giving a simple explanation of the SAGE air defense system.  More on SAGE at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-Automatic_Ground_Environment

Another of the complexities that belied the apparent simplicity of the '50s.
  

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