Favorite Things: Gas Model Airplane

by Kristine Schmucker, HCHM Curator

On July 19 a new exhibit, Stuff We Love, will open at HCHM in the Schroeder Gallery.  The exhibit will feature objects and collections that are favorites of museum staff, board and volunteers.  So far, a wide variety of objects, documents and photos have been picked, many that don’t typically fit into exhibits, but have a wonderful story.  Be sure to stop by the museum sometime this summer and fall to enjoy this eclectic exhibit.

One of the objects picked is a new addition to the museum’s collection. Built by Jack Hay in 1975, the  light weight gas model airplane was one of the first he put together.  Hay was an early leader in the Newton Area Radio Control Club or NARCC and helped establish the club in the 1970s.

The model has a note attached to the registration certificate:

“If this model becomes lost, finders are requested to notify the owner immediately.”

NARCC continues to meet on a monthly basis at Southwest 14th Street to fly various radio controlled aircraft.   They acquired this location, which features a 17″ x 350″ asphalt runway, around 1980 .

This model airplane is a wonderful addition to our collection; stop by after July 19 to see it yourself!




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