National Model Aviation Museum Blog: Introducing the Digital Collections!. “As of the date of this blog post, May 1, 2019, there’s 835 object records and 2,734 library records. While this may only be a small portion of the approximately 11,000 object records we have, more are being added every month. It’s about half of the library records.”
Australian Aviation: 1919 Great Air Race Winners’ Archive Digitised. “…a hundred years after the Great Air Race, aviation enthusiasts and scholars around the world will be able to more easily get an insight into the thoughts of Sir Ross and Sir Keith from a century ago after the State Library of South Australia added the pair’s personal records to its digital collection.”
Adafruit pointed me toward a database of paper airplane designs. It looks like there are about 40 designs, from easy to expert. Each one I looked at had extensive folding instructions with pictures, a link to a YouTube video, and downloadable instructions. Now I want to fold airplanes.
Mashable: Google can now predict flight delays . “The only thing worse than missing your flight is arriving on time just to realize the flight’s been delayed for a couple of hours, and there’s nothing you can do besides sip expensive airport coffee and worry about missing a meeting and/or a connecting flight. Google’s excellent Flights service has a new feature that should help remedy this.”
New Atlas: NASA uploads hundreds of historic experimental flight videos to YouTube. “Fans of experimental aircraft from the 20th century are in for a treat. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube, making hundreds of videos highlighting different test flights and strange planes from the past 70 years easily accessible.”
Has Larry Page’s “flying car” project been spotted in the wild? “This is one of the first photos of what is believed to be a ‘flying car’ funded by Google co-founder Larry Page. The mysterious aircraft was spotted at the Hollister Airport, where Page’s startup Zee.Aero has a hangar.”
Launched in July: an online museum of model aircraft. “[David] Wendell, 48, has spent the last 25 years and thousands of dollars securing model airplanes and space shuttles, traveling across the country to get the models autographed by the pilots who flew them. Wendell’s online museum, which went live in July… features 365 autographed model airplanes and space shuttles, signed aviation and aerospace posters, paintings and various aviation and aerospace facts.”