Nick has been building and flying model airplanes for more than 70 years having flown his first RC model in 1952. Nick officially retired 12 years ago but continued to be a consultant for the aerospace industry for several years. Residing in Sarasota, Florida Nick remains active whether it’s at the flying field or at his drafting board. We have the opportunity to chat with Nick recently about the RC hobby. Here’s what he had to say.
MAN: Nick, what have you been up to lately?
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