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'Title Card: "Model Planes Show Speed At International Air Derby" over airstrip.
Model airplane championship.
Automobiles parked beside airstrip; people walking on runway. Crowd of boys and young men on grass with model airplanes. CU boy with model airplane; ECU boy's hand adjusting model airplane engine. CU, ECU boy spinning propeller of model airplane. Boy hurling model airplane into flight; VS airplane in flight against cloudless sky. VS crowd of (predominantly) men and boys, shielding eyes against sun, looking skyward. Airplane loses power and crashes. Girl tinkering with airplane; boys watch her spin propeller. Model airplane taking off from ground. CU Air Force man glancing at stopwatch and looking skyward. Model airplane makes perfect landing as crowd runs toward it. Automobile driving passed parked cars stops abruptly; young boy exits quickly and opens back door. Stack of boxes (seen through small car window. Man and boy remove fuselage and wing of model airplane from car and hurry to workbench (crowd observes); hand places completed model plane on scale (man with pencil records weight). CU hand squirting gas into airplane engine with medicine dropper. Man and boy start airplane; boy sets it in motion and it takes off. Boy standing on running board of rapidly moving car while pointing skyward; waves arm (as if to coax airplane to one direction); airlane lands smoothly; boy jumps from moving car and runs to it.'
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Originally a public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
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Founded in 1936, the AMA is the official national body for model aviation in the United States. They sanction more than one thousand model competitions, and an increasing number of non-competitive Fly-in events for member aeromodelers...
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AMA organizes the annual National Aeromodeling Championships, the world's largest model airplane competition as well as providing press coverage of major meets across the country via their monthly publication, Model Aviation.
Other publications include Park Pilot for those interested in park flyers or who are enrolled in the Academy's park pilot program; AMA Insider, an online newsletter; Sport Aviator, a no-cost e-zine for new model aviation enthusiasts regardless of membership and as of March 2010, AMA Today, a monthly e-newsletter sent via e-mail to members.
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