Stunt History: The Story of Model Aircraft Control Line Precision Aerobatics


Wynn Paul’s long-awaited two-volume set comes in a collector slipcase and features a year-by-year chronology of stunt model aircraft events and fliers, from the first control line flight in 1937 through the World Championships in 2014.

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Wynn Paul’s long-awaited two-volume Stunt History book set in a collector slipcase contains a year-by-year chronology of stunt model aircraft events and fliers from the first control line flight in 1937 through the World Championships in 2014. The two volumes contain 71 chapters – a total of 976 pages – packed with historical text, competition results, many never-before-seen photographs of stunt airplanes, and a Plane of the Year rendering for each chapter. Each volume measures 9 x 12 inches and the pages are full color throughout. The set includes:
  • Information about stunt fliers from the 1930s through 2014
  • The development of the precision aerobatics pattern format from 1946 through 2014
  • Reviews of hundreds of stunt airplane articles from 1940 through 2014
  • The development of stunt airplane construction from “stick-built” to “molded balsa”
  • “Firsts” within stunt airplane history – inverted flight, ignition engines, use of flaps, I-beam wings, the Detroiters, the Nobler, semi-scale, foam wings, jet-style, engines, take-aparts, tuned-pipe, electrics, etc.
  • Lists of results of USA, World Championship, and other significant competitions from 1946 through 2014
  • An Appendix containing over 1,600 individual stunt plane entries

Additional information

Weight 12.1 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 12.75 × 2.75 in

Wynn Paul





Interior Color

Full color pages

Book Dimensions

9 x 12 inches



Publication Date

July 9, 2023


  1. Les McDonald

    Like many other long time stunt fliers I have waited years and years for this book to become reality and like many others I was blown away when I finally was able to see it.
    The quality of the books themselves is epic. The heavy, glossy “everything” is pure magic just to touch. The contents bring back memories and fill in details long forgotten and the extensive collection of captioned photos is simply stunning. So many people are forever memorialized. Not just the great competitors but so many of the planes and good people that have been part of an event that has always enjoyed a rich tradition of history, respect and fellowship.

  2. Mark Romanowitz (verified owner)

    Wow! What a tremendous effort was put into producing this set of books! What a treasure/gift to the entire Stunt community! Thank you, Wynn for all of the hard work you put into this. I was equally impressed with the publishing quality, paper, design, layout, binding.. What a quality publication! To be honest, at first I balked at the price, but now that I have it in hand, I can easily say it is worth every penny.
    Definitely your “Magnum Opus”.
    Many, many, many thanks,

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