The following images are roughly in chronological order as to when the model was built and flown. Although I say these are "my model airplanes," some were actually built by my dad, but flown by me. Some were joint projects.

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Ringmaster control line model.

Ringmaster Jr. Flash control line model.

The Marsh family at the AMA Nationals in Willow Grove, PA (circa 1965). Notice that great old ambulance in the background!

One of the first powered model airplanes I built on my own; certainly the earliest one for which I have a photograph. This is a profile contol line model of the pylon racer "Buster."

The 0.49 Minnie Mambo, built by my dad, was our first radio controlled model. It was flown with a single channel (rudder only) Controlaire radio. The servo was actually a rubber band powered escapement.

Carl Goldberg 1/2A Viking. My first, and only, attempt at building and flying a free flight model.

The last control line model I ever built, a semi-scale F-86. After this, it was RC all the way!

A glider I built in Germany where I spent my junior year of high school as an exchange student.

An early ARF (Almost Ready to Fly). This plane was molded entirely out of rigid styrofoam.

The Simitar was fairly close to being a flying wing. A few of us in my club ordered the foam wing cores through the mail and built the rest from plans. Here, I'm adding skis for winter flying.

An early version of the SIG Kadet. I added ailerons to this rudder-only kit.

This is a Carl Goldberg Skylark 56. My dad built the frame and I did the Monokote finish.

The last plane I built, a .40-size Dirty Birdy. The plane was finished over 15 years ago. I flew it a few times, then got out of the hobby. It's back in the air now!

My next project, an A-10 Thunderbolt II, a.k.a. Warthog. Click through to check on my progress.

After crashing my Dirty Birdy last year (2005), and since I'm already in the middle of build project (see A-10 above), I got a Hangar 9 Ultra Stick ARF to get back in the air quickly.

This is not so much a new airplane as it is a new project. I strapped a video camera to the top of my son's trainer. It worked! Click on the thumbnail to see my first (and now my second) video.

After nearly losing my A-10 on its maiden flight, due mainly to one engine going out just before landing, I decided to go back and get more experience with ducted fan engines using a single-engine trainer. This is a conversion of the Balsa USA Force One from a pusher-prop to ducted fan. It was called the Sunspot by the designer. I have renamed it the A-9½ Piglet since it is intended to help me fly its big brother, the A-10 Warthog. Click on the thumbnail image for more details.

Flyzone SkyFly Max. My first entry into the world of electric powered flight. Click on the thumbnail image for more details.

ParkZone T-28 Trojan. I wanted something a little more sporty to fly after the SkyFly Max until I could get back into building. This T-28 was perfect. Click on the thumbnail image for more details.

Some of the guys I fly with enjoy full-contact combat. I finally took the plung with the Wildwing. Click on the thumbnail image for more details.

This is my DIY UAV project. When complete, this will be a flying unmanned aerial vehicle capable of waypoint navigation via an on-board autopilot with GPS guidance. It will have downlinked telemetry and live video feed. I decided to make this into a larger project. This will be my first attempt to design a plane from scratch. It will be a 42% scale model of the IAI RQ-2A Pioneer UAV. Click on the thumbnail image for more details on this project.


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