When I was a kid, I was a student in Art Ellis' aeromodeling class at the Eli Whitney Museum, and got hooked. Soon after, I began traveling to competitions, culminating in a Junior National Champion title in 2005, and 3 podium placements at the 2006 Nationals. Those experiences sparked my interest in craft, engineering, design– so I now teach a similar class at the museum each summer to continue offering kids the pivotal experience it was for me. Below are some models I made as part of that curriculum.
From left to right: My adaptations of the classic 50 Second Simon, AMA Cub, US Kid glider wing, and Josh Revkin's and my Whitney Glider.