Howard McEn­tee

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From 1945 through 1950, Howard McEn­tee, a pop­u­lar mod­eler from New Jersey, held the reins at Model Air­plane News. In this post­war pe­riod, Howard helped in­flu­ence the rapid growth of prac­ti­cal ra­dio-control air­craft for the av­er­age mod­eler. He set the stage by pub­lish­ing a va­ri­ety of ra­dio-equip­ment con­struc­tion ar­ti­cles and how-tos that de­tailed gen­eral ra­dio tech­niques.

In ad­di­tion to the ma­jor ad­vances in ra­dio control, this same pe­riod brought us Ray Ar­den’s won­der­ful in­ven­tion: the glow plug. This tiny com­po­nent es­sen­tially re­placed gaso­line-ig­ni­tion en­gines with a sim­ple, easy, and light­weight form of model-air­craft power. Tiny en­gines such as the K&B In­fant .020 soon fol­lowed, and just as quickly, the pages of Model

Air­plane News be­came flooded with de­sign and con­struc­tion ar­ti­cles for mod­els us­ing 1⁄2A power. Howard McEn­tee made a name for him­self in this new class of power with sev­eral de­signs for mi­cro-size RC mod­els.

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