The history of the Radio Controlled Aircraft dates all the way back to the late 19th century, when they were just hydrogen-filled model airplanes. People used to fly them around theater auditoriums as a musical hall act using the simplest form of spark-emitted radio signals. It wasn’t until the early 1950’s when radio control systems for aircraft’s were made by English optimists. These small flying radio controlled machines are usually controlled remotely by an operator, using a transmitter. The transmitter is then used to communicate with the receiver which then sends signals to help move the control parts, based on the area where the joysticks are placed.
Father of the Modern Radio Control Model Aircraft, Walter A. Good was born in Hillsdale, MI. Not only was he a former AMA president, but he was also an inventor, designer, modeler, writer, and scientist. He and his twin brother, Bill worked hand in hand when it came to Walter’s achievements. Both created a model that won first place at the Radio Control Nationals in Detroit, MI in 1940. Sadly, Walter Good died in July 2002, but will always be remembered for his work.
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