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   Metrolina Control  Line Society  

AMA Charter  Club # 1811


Joe Gilbert took his Grandkids on their first ride in Joe’s Rv9  . Joe is on the F2B team that will represent the United States in this years World Championships 


Park Pass and Metrolina Control Line Society membership $52.50  

    Updated March 7

Club Meeting : 

MCLS next club meeting will be  Saturday March 20 at 2:00 pm . A  Zoom invitation  will be e mailed and text message will be sent to active members … We will be at the Home of Watt Moore in Chester SC  . MCLS is having a fun fly all day Saturday   Start time is 10:00 am , fly all day with a cookout Saturday evening at 5:00 pm  . If you are planning to attend  please contact Will Davis so we can plan for the meal . 

MCLS  Meeting  

Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 27 February 2021

Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting in Huntersville, NC at the Waymer Flying Field, and via Zoom.  Several flights were put up at the field during fairly decent weather. The following were present at Waymer Field:  Will Davis, Max Flowe, Scott Seiler, Larry Hilliard and David Haynes.  Those attending via ZOOM included Don Jenkins, James Duckworth, Everette Shoemaker and Howard Shenton.  

The meeting was brought to order at 2:04 PM.  

Financial Report:

The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2021 contest season and beyond.  The meeting minutes from January were read and approved by those present.

President’s Report:  

1. To keep our control line hobby alive, join PAMPA and get a Waymer Flying Field Pass!
2. WACAMA replaced the Waymer Field lock on February 1, 2021.  
3. Joe Nall has been cancelled, due to the ongoing concerns for the COVID-19 Virus.
4. The next event for MCLS is a Fun-Fly/Swap Meet on 20 March 2021 at Watt Moore’s home and flying field in Chester, SC.  The festivities will start at 10:00 AM.

Old Business:

1. For now, the 2021 contest season includes:
Eastern Shore Maryland, May 22-23.
AMA Nationals, June 20-26.
Jim Coll contest, August 14-15
Canton Gorgia, September 10-12.
Nall in the Fall, October 2-8
Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon, October
MCLS 40th Anniversary contest October 15-17.
• K0I

New Business:

1. James Duckworth’s wife, Betty, lost her brother Gene A. Miller.  Gene was 78 years old and was a retired Certified Public Accountant.  His services are scheduled for 7 March.  Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderfulfamily during this difficult time.
2. Club member’s health and well-being continues to be a priority, so keep Watt Moore, James Duckworth and Howard Shenton in your thoughts and prayers
3. The next MCLS Meeting will be held at Watt Moore’s home in Chester, SC during the Fun-Fly/Swap Meet andvia ZOOM on 20 March 2021.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.


Don Jenkins

Secretary Treasurer 

    Will Davis 

2021 started out with a gradual decline in Covid -19 cases.  With proper mask wearing and limited exposure , the terrible virus has been under control.

We look forward to a return to a increase in  contest participation for 2021 .

With two big competitions canceled ( Joe Nall and Brodak )the AMA Nationals is the only week long event this year for Control Line Stunt.This  should increase participation for Stunt at the Nationals this year  Lots of people have already registered and I am looking forward to another fun week in Muncie. 

Zoom meetings have became the  new normal  for organizations to meet . When we meet for club meetings we also broadcast thru to allow membe  to participate in club business if they are  uable to attend . This new media is very good way of staying in touch . MCLS will continue this much needed communication media,


MCLS celebrates the club anniversary  during our October contest  every 5 years.  The 40 th anniversary event  will be October 15,16 and 17th 2021. Make plans to attend this special event . 


David B Waymer field is open to all park pass holders . The gate is to remain locked at all times to encourage COVID-19 guidelines. Please close the gate and install lock  after entering the park .

Park Pass and Metrolina Control Line Society membership

MCLS and Flying Aces RC have field repair and Maintenance on the agenda for upcoming winter months  . The trees between the shelter and the Upper Grass circle have been cut down by and are in the process of being removed , this will open up the upper circle and improve the turbulence issues.

Removal of trees around the two paved circles is next and will improve flying conditions for flying on the paved circles .



SV-11  buildathon ……Don Jenkins  Recently bought a electric SV 11 model built by Tom Morris . I had the opportunity to fly thus model a couple months ago. It is one of the best flying models that I have had the opportunity to fly,  Well trimmed and perfectly powered .  Perfect NATS practice plane,  

Mark Weiss , Bruce Jennings , Will Davis  , Max Flow and Fred  Brigeman all have bought a Brodak SV-11  ARF model kit . We meet thru zoom each Wednesday night to discuss progress on our models. We are able to discuss problems and help each other with solutions . We set goals to accomplish each week and show progress the next week   Motivation to complete the models is the objective .

All are electric with Mark’s model built for glow  . Max Flow has a few trim flights on his and is happy with the performance.

Bruce Jennings has a new Vintage looking fuselage for his model.. It will have them transparent finish on the wing with color trim on fuselage and wing .

Bruce Jennings new Model based on Sv11 

We have made a few improvements to strength of wing to fuselage joint , discussed air flow over power plant components , where to install vents for  air . The meetings are a great way to share knowledge 

 The SV11 ARF kit is a well designed kit by Brodak and is still available from 

   Max Flowe’s  new  Brodak SV11 electric 

      1996 Tifton Georgia Contest .. Top 5 

Back  ..Curtis Comer (Skydancer) ,Walt Pyron  (Stuka) ,John Simpson (Cavalier)   .. Front ..Tom Dixon ( Pyron Air Cobra ) Dave Hemstrought (PT 19 )    

I have been working On a  PT 19  built by Dave Hemstrought in the late 80’s for Classic competition. Dave gave the  model to Gene Guffey and I received the model from Gene’s estate  . After a couple years sitting in my shop  , I decided to get it repaired and flying. The nose was fuel soaked and needed repair to make air worthy . The decision was made to convert to electric due to  oil soaked motor mounts . The thrust line and nose length was retained to keep it original . I installed a AXI 2826/12 motor , castle esc , hubin timer. 
After the mods were made I decided to test fly before final paint.

I flew the model for first time at The Triple Tree Frosty Dog fly in in early January  . The model fly’s well and will have the paint completed soon .

“Keep on Keeping on”

Will Davis
MCLS President                   

                   Quote of the Day   

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

– Leonardo DaVinci      


Fred Brigeman getting stunt advice from the late great Bob Gialdini at an early Tucson VSC
Bab Gialadini passed away In December .

               The 2021 contests  schedule. 

•  March 20 ..Fun Fly, swap meet and cookout at Watt Moore’s  home field ,  Chester SC 

•••     May 22 & 23   ….Eastern Shore Maryland.   Jack Rosemere CD Saturday OTS , profile. , Sunday PAMPA Classes 

•••    June 20 – 26 …AMA Nationals Muncie Indiana  . control line events  see AMA 

•••    August 14 &15…..Jim Coll contest .

•••.   August. Canton Georgia stunt Contest

•••     Oct 2-8 ….Nall in the Fall   No contest  just fun all week 

•••     October. 2&3 2021    Ringmaster fly a Thon 

•••  October 15,16 &17  …..MCLS 40 th Anniversary Contest …Stunt . (Pa, OTS , n-30 profile ) Combat, Carrier and Banquet Sat Night  
••• Oct 22-24.  KOI 

November.  .  RDRC…..

           “In the Workshop” 


Herein you will see my first CL scale ship, the Sterling Nieuport 28.  I built two little card models of it as well. Also included photos of my Firecat, Brodak Shoestring, and my little ½ a scratch corsair.

Ducks latest Sir Ambulance Cub   

      Duck’s latest card stock   Panther 

Mike  and Sam Londke’s fleet of rc , free flight and control line models  


Max Flowe’s new Brodak Electric SV11 with Bad Ass 3515 -710 kv motor.  Castle ice lite 50 esc. Hubin fm9 timer, thunderpower 6s 2800 battery 

Bruce Jennings new John Simpson designed Cavalier .Cobra electric take apart model   


      Don Jenkins new Electric Dreadnought 


               Mike  Waldron’s Axioma 3  

James Duckworth card stock Air Force  


          X1 from James Duckworth 

Connor  and Wesley with rubber powered models 

Gerry Glier at 2020 Nats 

Steve Fitton’s new Staris ,PA 75 powered 

Don Jenkins new PA 75  powered stunter

Don’s electric Vector is trimmed and ready for Competion in N-30

Mike Waldron and his  grandson Bryce Waldron pose with Mike’s Yatsenko Shark , Mike has been burning the electrons lately and really likes  the model .

      Card stock Zero from James Duckworth 

Will ‘s repair work on Dave Hemstrought’s Model  from the 80’s  This is the Last Pt 19  built by Dave. Touch up and blend paint repairs   Not a total repaint job. , Conversion to electric is complete .  

Fred Brigeman and Will Davis at Winston Salem Hobby Park  . The Pathfinder is a electric conversion scratch built model by Fred

Brodak arrowind 2826-06  850 kv motor.  kr timer. 3200 4 cell battery 12/6 apc prop
Conversion done   Ready to test fly , then we will put some trim on to make the school bus look go away 


Tom Weedman’s  Merco 61 powered Thunderbird 


Bill Landstra built this Brodak ME 109 with Brodak 40 for power

Dick Carville built this original 0-2-M  ( one too many ) for PA  , well finished front row model 

         Don Ogren and his  Electric Genesis

MCLS member Scott Seiler’s Christen Eagle 


Duck built this card stock Spirit of St Louis 

Max Flow and his Electric Brodak Vector  ..cobra 2826/12 motor , hubin timer , castle esc  ice lite  50 , 4 cell battery 3200 

Rusty after a rough landing with the Mike Garmon Magnum  OSMax ax 55

Rusty Knowlton’s “Refried Bean”  A  retro combat  modified  Carl Goldberg Lil Jumping Bean 

Wayne Robinson’s  Schweizer SGS 1-26D  .The  picture was taken May 7 right after  4 hour cross country flight    Wayne recently restored   this vintage sail plane 

          Wayne enjoying silent flight

    Flight Over Wagoner South Carolina 

Watt a Moore’s new OS 35 s powered me 109 

A few of the recent build flite streaks from the shop of Watt Moore . Some will be donated as prizes at AMA Nats Beginner awards 

Brodak Galaxy and Fancy Pants by Watt Moore   

  Will Davis Max Bee  for 2020 NATS  Igor Burger design for electric F2B 

Mike Lonke is building a Brodak Galaxy for profile and N-30 in

Sonny Williams took a break from  building Models to install the custom made Cut Glass incert  into a existing door, Only a true modeler and Expert woodworker could pull this off. Nice work Sonny.

Mike Londke Free flight ROG Model


Duck is building a fleet of cardstock model airplanes, Latest addition is a Scale sail plane . Wayne Robinson owned the same  full scale version some years ago  .

The 54 was added after the pic was taken  

Everett Shoemaker is building a Twin Engine German bomber for Scale competition. 

                  “The Mo You Know “

If you don’t keep up with space stuff the following is some info of interest.
The US, corporate and military, has over 1000 satellites in space, The military alone has over 200 military defense satellites. US is in a panic race with Russia and China in the space race. Of interest, China recently destroyed one of it’ s outdated satellites via laser fired from one of it’s orbiting satellites. Russia recently released three smaller satellites from one orbiting satellite and then controlled and maneuvered the three little ones close to one of our military satellites.  US Space Force registered a complaint to Russia and the three littler ones were repositioned  away from our defense satellite. Practically everything we do today is either controlled or monitored from orbiting satellites.
As man and humanity has advanced over thousands of years conflict has always followed  It’s only a matter of time in the space race. Many people including officials in government laughed and snickered when Trump announced the Space Force, but in reality the Space Force is vital ally important to our way of life and our defense.
Sonny Willians 
 “The mo you know “