Gabe sent in writes –
“Big Apple Hobbies in Queens, NY is announcing their “Flying Aces” Workshop. Up to 8 students (ages from 8 to 88) will learn to build balsa-wood flying model planes. The models range from simple gliders and lightweight rubberband-powered models (yes, the Make ornithopther is on the list) to advanced gas or electric-powered 5-10 lbs 4-channel radio-controlled trainer aircraft.
Students can choose from a variety of suitable kits at all price and skill levels, or work on kits provided by Big Apple Hobbies for the workshop.
The classes also include r/c simulator training in the store during and after class time, as well as actual r/c airplane flight training with a buddy box, provided by the Meroke Model Airplane Club of Wantaugh, Long Island. The Merokes have been conducting a successful building program for several years and will be providing experienced instructors for each of the “Flying Aces” Workshop sessions.” – Link.
- Big Apple Hobbies – Link.
If you have (or know of) a hobby shop and do classes, let us know we’ll try and get the word out.
From the pages of MAKE:
- Building an Ornithopter. For millennia, men and women have studied birds, bats, and beetles, observing and experimenting, attempting to determine what humans must do to fly by flapping. MAKE 08 – Page 90. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition.