Designer

Our models are original designs by Don Morris.  Don is an Aviation Technologies Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has a BS in Physics Ed., and a Master’s in Aviation Ed.  He also has a variety of ratings from the FAA, including Certified Flight Instructor and Airframe and Powerplant mechanic with Inspection Authorization. He built his first running engine from scratch at the ripe old age of 18. Shortly after that, he began building musical instruments out of wood.  His musical instrument designs have been available to the public through www.donsplans.com for the last dozen years.

Don has a real passion for engines, and hopes to build and fly behind engines of his own design some day. Until then, he has to content himself designing stylized versions out of plywood, which he uses to demonstrate how engines work to his students.  These engines are made flat so that they can hang on the wall and not take up too much space in his already cluttered office. 

Morris Models was recently launched to share Don’s model designs with the world. We are a small family run company, and the proceeds from our operation are used to develop new products and to educate the kids we still have at home. We are an internet based business. We operate out of Southern Illinois, but have no physical offices.