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   Metrolina Control  Line Society  

 AMA Charter  Club # 1811  

Updated  Jan  18 2021

  Inverted in Scott Seiler’s Christen Eagle

Park Pass and Metrolina Control Line Society membership $52.50  


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.  

Financial Report:

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.

President’s Report:  

1. Mark Wiess and Will Davis are working on preparations for the May contest at Triple Tree Aerodrome during Joe Nall Week.
2. To keep our control line hobby alive, join PAMPA and get a Waymer Flying Field Pass!
3. WACAMA will issue new keys and replace the Waymer Field lock in January 2021.  Field maintenance priorities is RC runway repair and tree trimming around the control line circles.
4. The 2021 Control Line Nations will be held in June vice July. 

Old Business:

1. In place of the May 2021 MCLS contest, we will have a Fun-Fly and Swap Meet at Watt Moore’s home on March 20.  We will also celebrate Watt’s birthday.
2. Joe Nall week is May 7 through 14, with Stunt Camp May 12, OTS/Classic/Profile Stunt on 13 May and PAMPA Stunt on May 14.
3. For now, the 2021 contest season includes:
Eastern Shore Maryland, May 22-23.
AMA Nationals, July 20-26.
Jim Coll contest, August 14-15
Canton Gorgia, August.
Nall in the Fall, October 2-8
Ringmaster Fly-A-Thon, October
MCLS 40th Anniversary contest October 15-17.

New Business:

1. The MCLS after Christmas Dinner has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

 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.


Don Jenkins

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 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 

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”

Will Davis
MCLS President                   

                   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 .

               The 2021 contests  schedule. 

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

•••  May 7-14 …Joe Nall Week.
•Thursday May 12 ……Stunt Camp 
•Friday  May 13. ……….OTS , Classic, Profile
•Saturday. May 14 …… Pampa Skill Classes 

•••  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 

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

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 “

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 “