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Metrolina Control Line Society
AMA Charter Club # 1811
Updated Jan 18 2021
Inverted in Scott Seiler’s Christen Eagle
Club Meeting :
MCLS next club meeting will be Saturday JAN 23 at 2:00 pm . A Zoom invitation will be e mailed and text message will be sent to active members … We will fly at David B Waymer field , Huntersville NC , before the meeting. Break for lunch around noon. Then have meeting at 2:00 pm .
MCLS Meeting Minutes
Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from Dec 2020 Meeting
Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting at the home of Watt Moore and via ZOOM.Many Rinjgmaster flights were put up at Watt’s Field.
The following were present at the meeting: Will Davis, Watt Moore, Max Flowe , Wayne Robinson and Don Jenkins, James Duckworth and Fred Bridgeman attended via ZOOM
The meeting was brought to order at 2:05 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2021 contest season and beyond. The meeting minutes from November were read and approved by those present.
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 January 23 at Waymer Flying Field in Huntersville, NC and via ZOOM. Flying before and after the 2:00 PM meeting, depending on weather.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:31 PM.
Secretary and Treasurer MCLS
We welcome in 2021 with high hopes and expectations for our modeling activities to return to normal . The COVID 19 virus put many activities with big groups on hold or canceled . 2021 will be better in many ways.
Zoom meetings have became the new normal for organizations to meet . When we meet for club meetings we also broadcast thru zoom.com to allow members 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 .
MCLS and Flying Aces RC have field repair and Maintenance on the agenda for upcoming winter months . There are several trees that will require trimming around the circles and the RC runway has proposed improvements.
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 , 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 .
Three will be electric with Mark’s model built with Ro- Jett tuned pipe . We have all stayed with the power plant installation and are moving on to control surface hinges and control horn install ,
We have made a few improvements to strength of wing to fuselage joint , discussed air flow over power plant components , where to install the heated air and where not to .
The SV11 ARF kit is a well designed kit by Brodak and is still available from Brodak.com
Will ‘s Brodak SV11 spinner fit , electric disconnect and switch install .
Max Flowe’s new Brodak SV11 electric
PT 19 by Dave Hemstrought:
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 one of Dave Hemstrought’s PT 19 built by Dave 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 his passing . 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 motor mount and balsa damage by fuel . 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 .
1996 Nats picture.
“Keep on Keeping on”
Quote of the Day
Fred Brigeman getting stunt advice from the late great Bob Gialdini at an early Tucson VSC
Bab Gialadini passed away In December .
• 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. Ringmaster fly a Thon
November. . RDRC…..
“In the Workshop”
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 “