Bonus Content May 2023

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As seen in the May 2023 issue of Model Aviation.


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the First Nats

Nats 2023

Web: This year, AMA will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Nats! Originally hosted in 1923 with only one event, the Nats has grown an immeasurably throughout the years. Scheduled to start on June 19, 2023, this year’s event is one that you won’t want to miss! To read a brief history on the Nats throughout its last 100 years, visit To see a schedule of the 2023 Nats, visit

Steven J Comer: "A very nice history lesson for the Nats. My Nats was 60 years ago and I remember it vividly. It was held at the Naval Air Station near Chicago. My friend Neal White and I convinced his Dad to take us all the way from Evansville, Indiana, to Chicago. The Navy did a great job of housing and feeding us. The large hangars were used for the contestants to prep and repair the planes so you can imagine how many there were. Very eye opening for a 15-year-old. I just rejoined AMA and hope to make it to Muncie this year."



A Review by Rachelle Haughn: The Peck-Polymers ezR.O.G. Kit

Build your first Free Flight Model Unafraid

Web: Many modelers can attest to the fact that they were a bit fearful when building their first Free Flight model. Rachelle Haughn, the AMA Foundation’s donor & programs specialist, wrote an article in Park Pilot’s Spring 2022 issue titled, "Build Your First Free Flight Model Unafraid," where she discusses her initial fears and struggles when building the Peck-Polymers ezR.O.G. kit. To read this article, visit To read about another building of the ezR.O.G., written by Thayer Syme, visit page 58 of this issue.


Free Digital Download: TR-260 Plans

free digital download tr 260 plans

Web: Looking for a new model airplane to add to your arsenal? Check out Mark Sirianni’s TR-260! With a 51-inch wingspan, this electric-powered French, midwing airplane features a Hacker 500- or 550-watt motor. A weight of 3 pounds and 9 ounces, alongside 725 sq. in. of wing area, make the TR-260 a great airplane to add to your collection.

The plans can be downloaded for no cost at

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