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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2 (May 1, 1940.)

Girl Finds Secret Of Health — Wants Other People to Know

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Girl Finds Secret Of Health
Wants Other People to Know

Here is one person who has found that, by clearing the blood-stream of acid and toxins, other troubles disappear. Miss Doris McKie, Kauro, via Frankton, writes in as follow: “For about nine years I have had a dry scab disease on both elbows. Ointments and other treatments did no good. Now I am taking R.U.R. So far I have had two bottles and my elbows have cleared up goodo. My skin also feels fresh and clear. R.U.R. has proved itself to be just the tonic I needed to get to the root of the disease, and by getting to the root, it has cleared the skin.”

R.U.R. has proved itself as the world's best medicine. It removes the cause of 90 per cent. of all disease, and by removing the cause, clears up the disease itself.

The average person finds that the popular 4/- size is sufficient, for normal requirements. This size makes 26 ounces; the 7/6 size makes 52 ounces.

The work of the model aero clubs has far-reaching effects, and has had a tremendous importance in making our New Zealand lads air-minded. For instance, the Wellington club spends a lengthy holiday in camp at the Masterton aerodrome, where over forty members attend annually and “fly 'planes from daylight to dark.” The accomplishments of these apparent “toys” are incredible. At the last Wellington championships, eleven competitors shared flying times ranging from 11 mins. 243-5 secs. down to 4 mins. 9 secs. These are all rubber-driven machines, and it is obvious that much ingenuity and genuine knowledge of the principles of aeronautical science has been put into the construction of a 'plane whose measurement is counted in inches. The New Zealand record is held by a Modelair Redbird which actually remained aloft under its own power, supplied by a rubber twist, for 44 mins. 5.6 secs.

The Modelair Company has itself a League, with over 2,500 members who subscribe to a set of conditions which include the doing of the “best to advance aviation in general” and “all in his power to promote real ‘air-mindedness’.”

Weekly lectures are held in a well-planned hall on the premises, and these include all the matters relating to aeronautics, from directional signalling to ground assistance, from the technical details of 'plane-building to the proper handling of the “joystick.”

The Modelair factory is a scientific institution. Here are made the “kitsets,” a familiar package in every home where there are boys. These are planned with the utmost technical preparation, after careful research and searching tests. Blue prints are prepared of each design, and sheets of instructional matter are prepared with as much care as for an “Ab” engine.

From these kitsets with their accompanying slips of balsawood and numerous accessories, any bright lad can make a model aeroplane which will fly. The rubber used as the propulsion medium, is a specially prepared latex which stretches seven times its own length.

I spent some time at the benches where, with intricate apparatus of reciprocal jigsaws and woodworking machinery, craftsmen make the balsaslips and fashion the propellers. The true pitch of a propeller is a matter of the most delicate adjustment. By the way, I found both at Sportsply and Modelair that in many cases they were working to tolerances of 1-64th of an inch in wood and a thousandth of an inch in metal. No wrislet watch is made with more attention to fine precision and mathematical accuracy than these New Zealand-made sports-goods.

Cement is one of the ingredients in a kitset so that Modelair has a bottling department with thousands of glass tiny tots.
Rly. Publicity photo. One of the many imposing homes in the flourishing town of Masterton, Wellington Province.

Rly. Publicity photo.
One of the many imposing homes in the flourishing town of Masterton, Wellington Province.

Modelair's cabinet of designs is a many-drawered imposing affair, with tagged and indexed layers of blue prints and printed sheets. I wonder how many tens of thousands of busy fingers have been put to work and young brows furrowed by the fascinating contents of this bureau. Replicas of such famous machines as the Gloster-Gladiator and the Percival Gull can be made from the contents of one of these slender envelopes. This Auckland enterprise has other activities, for there is a new world in models. There is the model speed-boat, a diminutive power-driven fury that can do 20 knots on river or lake. The engine is tiny but faithfully made and capable of revolutions at dizzy speed.

I was shown a petrol-driven aeroplane engine that would fit in a breakfast cup, and it whirled a small propeller at gale-making velocity. The latest development is the model racing car. These incredible midgets will run on a track at 60 miles per hour. I want readers to remember that every part of these pigmy wonders is made in New Zealand from Reidrubber wheels to Auckland Glass Company bottles and windolets, and the engines themselves by our own precision engineers.

These are also supplied in kitsets, so that the New Zealand boy can make his own chassis or boat and assemble the works.

I have often commented on the mild wonder with which I am suffused when I watch a New Zealand boy dealing with mechanical problems. Only the coming years will tell how much has been contributed to the technical and civic efficiency of New Zealand by this healthy form of recreation combined with scientific learning.

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