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                 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 .

MCLS Members 

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 … 

MCLS  Meeting  

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.  

Financial Report:

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.

President’s Report:  

1. To keep our control line hobby alive, join PAMPA and get a Waymer Flying Field Pass!
2. Field maintenance is ongoing, and Max Flowe and Will Davis have been removing trees around the grass circle and at the perimeter of both asphalt circles.  Repairs have been completed to the RC runway and a taxi way has been installed.
3. Wacama is considering allowing a drone racing course to be set up near the entrance to the field.
4. The health and well-being of club members continues to be a top priority, so keep James Duckworth, Watt Moore and Howard Shenton in your thoughts and prayers.


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.
2. The AMA has approved the MCLs Club Charter.

New Business:

1. The October contest sanction fee has been sent to the MCLS AMA.
2. The following decisions were made associated with the October contest:
Eight Line Wrapping Jigs will be purchased from Tom Morris and awarded as first place trophies.  Don Jenkins has the lead, and the order has been placed.
A Banquette will be held Saturday night at a local BBQ restaurant and trophies will be awarded for the Saturday events.
40th Anniversary hats will be ordered; James Duckworth and Howard Shenton have the lead.  James will also investigate obtaining hat pins.
Mama’s Pizza will cater sandwiches on Saturday, Don Jenkins has the lead.


3. The next club meeting will be at the Waymer Flying Field and via Zoom on 22 May 2021.  

The meeting was adjourned at 2:34 PM.

Don Jenkins

Secretary and Treasurer


Will Davis 



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 . 

Park Pass and Metrolina Control Line Society membership

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 .


Workshop tips:  

1/2 A 

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 

   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 “

Flying :

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”

Will Davis
MCLS President                   

                   Quote of the Day   



               The 2021 contests  schedule. 















••• May 15 …Warbirds fun fly 

•••     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 .

•••.   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 .

•••  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” 


      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 “

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 “

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