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.