Building model airp[lanes is one of todays most popular hobbies. As a matter of fact it has been a very popular hobby ever since flight began.
Model airplane enthusiasts compete to build the fastest plane,the longest flying plane,the best realistic model and many other types of competition. rivalry is often fierce and new designs are continually being brought forward.
Early model airplanes were rubber band powered or gliders. Combustion engine and jet models came along at a later period.The earliest models reflect the knowldge of airplane building of that time and are really interesting. Some of them fly extremely well also.
It is worth while to revisit some of these old models and build them from the plans. you can get the true flavor of what airplane modelling was all about at that time.
At our website you can find free plans for building early rubber band powered models which really fly well. Check it out at Model Airplanes