Aircraft Documentation Services, formerly Bob’s Aircraft Documentation, is operated in Ohio by David & Janet Houk. David is a Product Design Engineer and an aircraft pilot, mechanic, and inspector. He has been modeling for 52 years, 42 in RC, and you have seen him in the Toledo booth for the last 20 years. His lovely wife Janet is the office manager and has shared life experiences with David for 43 years.
Aircraft Documentation Service is run, Part Time, from our home office. The best time to call is between 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Eastern. We accept all major credit cards, except American Express, with a $20.00 minimum product order (excludes postage). We do not accept checks made to “Scale Model Research”. The order form is on a secure server.
Aircraft Documentation Services is the world's largest commercial collection of color photos and 3-view line drawings of Civilian, Fighters WWI and WWII, Multi-engine, Jets, Aerobatic, Racing, Sailplanes, Helicopters, etc. The collection includes 8,200 different Foto-Paaks [almost 500,000 photos] and 50,000 pages of 3-view line drawings and information. Bob Banka started Scale Model Research / Bob's Aircraft Documentation in 1983, and we purchased the business in July of 2014.
The FOTO-PAAKS [studies] are full-color pictures taken with the modeler/restorer in mind, to show details like paint scheme, markings, instruments, landing gear, etc. The FOTO-PAAKS are sold on a satisfaction guaranteed basis.
The 3-view line drawings are copies gleaned from modeling and full size aircraft magazines and other sources, and assist the modeler/restorer in completing their documentation.
In the catalog/resource guide you will find different FOTO-PAAKS listed for approximately:
280 - pre 1920 airplanes 4,000 - civilian aircraft 350 -helicopters
210 - seaplanes 650 - jets, military and commercial
710 - multi-engine aircraft 1,600 - WWII fighters and trainers
335 - sailplanes 200 - racing aircraft
615 - aerobatic performers 120 - aircraft engines and miscellaneous related items
For example, the catalog/guide includes FOTO-PAAKS of:
240 - P-51 Mustangs 28 - Lockheed P-38's
65 - Citabria/Decathalons 30 - Supermarine Spitfires
40 - Beech Staggerwings 50 - Sukhoi's 26/m/mx 29/ 31
50 - F4 Corsairs,[Vought] 55 - J-3 Cubs,[Piper]
35 - DeHavilland Tigermoths 31 - P-47 Thunderbolts [Republic]
35 - Beech C-45/ D-18's 325 Cessna's [all models]
30 - Monocoupes 15 - Curtiss Jenny's
115 - Pitts S-1 thru S11-1 50 - DC-3/ C-47 [Douglas]
72 - Extra's 200 thru 330 45 - F-86 Sabre Jets, N.A.]
40 - Lockheed T-33's 50 - B-25 Mitchell, [N.A.]
35 - Curtiss P-40's 100 - Wacos
200 - AT-6/SNJ/Harvard's 100 - Stearmans