AMA Charter Club # 1811
Updated May 10
The next MCLS club meeting is at Waymer Flying Field , Huntersville NC at 2:00 pm. May 29 . Zoom information codes will be e/ mailed at 1:55 to all members not present .
Will Davis, Max Flowe,Don Jenkins, Roger Altizer, James Duckworth, Phil Bailey, Kermit Payne, Evertte and Jo Shoemaker, Graham Webster, Fred Brigeman, Howard Shenton, Scott Seiler, Watt Moore.
Scott Seiler’s new Top Flite Tutor.
Club Meeting :
MCLS next club meeting will be at David B Waymer field Huntetsville NC Saturday May 29 at 2:00 pm . A Zoom invitation will be sent to all members …
Metrolina Control Line Society
Minutes from 24 April 2021
Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting at the Waymer Flying Field in Huntersville, NC and via Zoom. The following were present at the field: Will Davis, Max Flowe, Don Jenkins, and Phillip Bailey. James Duckworth, Everette Shoemaker and Fred Bridgeman attended via Zoom.
The meeting was brought to order at 2:00 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2021 contest season and beyond. The meeting minutes from February were read and approved by those present.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:34 PM.
Secretary and Treasurer
2021 AMA Nationals in Muncie ,Indiana will be the only week long control line event this year . A increase in participation for Control line events at the Nationals is expected to a level not seen in a several years . Many people have already registered and we forward to another fun week of competition at AMA headquarters .
. We have a good group of campers at site 3 that know how to enjoy aero modeling . Nightly cookouts , hanger flying and good Breakfast before Competion is all part of the fun .
MCLS celebrates the club 40 Th anniversary 1981 to 2021 ..
The contest will be October 15,16 and 17th 2021. Make plans to attend this special event .
The gate is to remain locked at all times . After you enter , please lock the gate behind you .
Flying site improvements and Maintenance are on the agenda for upcoming weeks . 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 .
BUILDING SEASON :
SV-11 buildathon ……Don Jenkins Recently bought a electric SV 11 model built by Tom Morris . I had the opportunity to fly his 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 .
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 .
We have made a few improvements to strength of wing to fuselage joint , discussed air flow over electric components no . 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 Brodak.com
Max Flowe’s new Brodak SV11 electric
Will Davis Brodak SV-11 ARF ..Bad Ass 3515 710 kv motor , Jeti spin 66 esc , Igor Burger active Timer , Igor Burger 12/5 prop.Thunderpower 2800 6S Battery .
Bruce Jennings SV 11 with new fuselage
Bruce Jennings SV11 with an original fuselage shape. Just finished priming the fuselage. Wings and stab will be ultracote and paint. Color scheme TBD. I named this plane “Derivitive “
As the contest season arrives along with better weather , we are starting to fly more .If you want to meet at the field one weekend, Max Flow , Don Jenkins and Will Davis are meeting there on a regular basis , sometimes we meet on weekdays , sometimes on weekends
Keep on Keeping on”
Quote of the Day
••• May 15 …Warbirds fun fly
••• June 20 – 26 …AMA Nationals Muncie Indiana . control line events see AMA
••• August 14 &15…..Jim Coll contest .
•••. September 11& 12 . Canton Georgia stunt Contest, Tom Dixon , Doug Patterson
••• Oct 2-8 ….Nall in the Fall No contest just fun fly all week
••• October. 2&3 2021 Ringmaster fly a Thon .
November. . RDRC…..
“In the Workshop”
Colin McRae And his cosmic wind
Will Davis New SV 11 electric for Nats practice plane. Uses the same power package as the Max Bee
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
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 “