Chicago Aeronuts Bulleting Vol.V No.I (Feb. 23, 1940)

Chicago Aeronuts Bulleting Vol.V No.I (Feb. 23, 1940)

Article by Alex Nekimken on Carl Goldberg’s idea to hang a “tail” from the rear of each helicopter blade, to “prevent the blades from twisting into negative under full power.” Ends with, “Remember that this has not been tried in actual practice, so don’t take its success for granted.”

Some examples from the Downdrafts on the Weathervanes section:

Overheard somewhere-”Yep, I’ve got a swell flying model – and a gas job”

And then there’s the ever timely remark, “To h-l with a Leutrel, I’ll buy M.R.L. (Sorry, Wally, Midwest doesn’t rhyme.)

Yippeee – a new joint to howl in!! The meeting of Feb. 24 will find us as permanent fixtures in Spark Plug Nekimken’s paradise —- Garfield Park

Last page is a full page anti-war editorial. An interesting view into the minds of young men (or at least one young man) while the Germans and Soviets were settling into Poland. A few years later, many Aeronuts would be in uniform. I may post it separately at a later date.

As with all Bulletin posts, you can download the entire Bulletin as a PDF using the link at the top of the post.

About wil

I am a grandson of Chicago Aeronut Otto Curth. I lived in Rockford when I was young, but moved to Southern California in 1985. It didn't quite kill the opportunity to model with my grandfather, but it certainly hampered it. Since I wasn't (and probably won't ever be) able to join the club, I decided to at least set up this site to help preserve and share the history for anyone who may have an interest.
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