Hobbies, old magazines. Model engineering. How to construct old Aeroplanes and Cars.
Flying Flea and £20 Car,
construction details. 1930's Practical Mechanics.
Welcome to times past.
This site is where I remember 'when I was a lad' growing up during the 1930's & 40's
Click on a picture
below to enlarge it. (Then
Select a magazine page to view the Flea construction details by clicking Page a1 to b7.
Or choose a page for the Car by clicking Page c1 to f8.
Click here if you can't see the page listings on the left.
I used to spend a lot of time
perusing my dad's monthly copies of Practical Mechanics edited by F. J. Camm and published
by George Newnes Limited. Sadly only a few copies have survived with me. However I
reproduce extracts from some of them here for an insight into technical hobbies before the
internet was ever thought of.
How many modern magazines show you how to build your own aeroplane for £25 plus the cost of an engine, or build a car for £20!
Please treat these instructions as historical data only, do not attempt to construct the Flea as it would be dangerous.
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