Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Hoopeston,IL/Quartzsite, AZ
As I had stated before, I lived in the country with one brother 7 years, and the other 14 years older. I donít remember my 14 years older brother at all at home.
So I pretty much played by myself. One year for my birthday I wanted a model airplane. I used to ride on the passenger side of the car a lot and stick my hand out the window and let the air move my hand around. I my hand was flying.
Well I got a cox plastic airplane. I flew it in the same area between the yard fence and the barn. My Dad helped me laiunch it. Well it didnít take long for it to loop and , crash, and break the motor mount.
It took a while to save $.60 to buy my replacement motor mount. Dad was too busy to help me, so how was I going to fly it. Some how I came up with the idea to launch it myself. I got 3 nails about a 16 penny size. I made a small loop on a string and attached it to the bag of the plane. I drove 2 nails in the ground of our well packed barn lot. The 3rd nail I attached to a nail, tied a string to that nail, stuck that 3rd nail though the loop and placed it behind the 2 nails I drove into the ground.
I ran the string from that 3rd nail to where my control lined handle was in the center of the circle.
Awe pass a launching system for my plane. At to my amazement it actually worked, and I flew many a flight by myself using this system.
The grass was very short in that barn lot because I had sheep as a 4H project. They were one heck of a lawn mower.