Ellsworth Orr scratch-built this R/C model of the Pietenpol Air Camper. Mr. Orr builds model airplanes and taught RC flying for eight years with San Diego Wingmaster, a model airplane club in Vista, CA. His love of modeling goes back to when, as a child, his mother worked for Revell Models. He recalls someone gave him plans for this plane and a rainy day motivated him to start building. Ellsworth describes himself as someone not content to watch TV and prefers to keep busy building. The model flies using radio control and an electric motor. He likes to inspire and teach children the art of modeling. This plane was built from scratch with the exception of the landing gear wheels which were bought at a store. 

A scratch-built R/C model of the Pietenpol Air Camper. 

Exhibit added: February 17, 2019 - Last modified: April 24, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship