2021 Advanced Top 5


AMA Charter  Club # 1811  

Updated August 1 

The next MCLS club meeting is 2:00 pm Saturday  August 28. At the Home and field of Watt Moore in Chester SC . Fly before the meeting. Hot dog Lunch Served at Noon. Zoom  information  will be sent  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, Stan Powell ,Watt MooreSonny Williams     

Club Meeting:

Metrolina Control Line Society

Minutes from  July 24 2021

Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting at the Waymer Flying Field in Huntersville, NC and via Zoom.  Will Davis and Don Jenkins were at the field getting in many trim flights on their N-30 planes in preparations for the upcoming contest in Canton Georgia.  Fred Brigeman, Howard Shenton and James Duckworth 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 June were read and approved by those present.

President’s Report:  

1. Breaking news concerning another Brodak Fly-In during the summer of 2021.  This will be the John Brodak Memorial Fly-In at the Brodak’s home just as before.  Make plans to go since this will most likely be the last!  Specific dates will be determined once the final dates for the Nationals are known to minimize conflicts between the two events.
2. 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.
3. The 2021 contest season includes:
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.
• KOI   King Orange Internationals Oct 22-24  

Old Business: 

1. Eight line wrapping jigs are on order for first place trophies in all stunt categories.  Don Jenkins has the lead to ensure they are ready to be presented. 
2. Howard Shenton has the lead for combat trophies, hats/hat pins, thread gages and all placards for trophies.
3. Field maintenance for the contest includes tree trimming, ant killer application, weed removal from asphalt circles as well as filling large cracks with sand.
4. An awards ceremony is planned for Saturday night at a local BBQ restaurant to be named later.

New Business:

1. The recipient of the Carolina Spirit Award needs to be chosen.  Will Davis will send out an e-mail for all past recipients so they can select the next awesome control line enthusiast to get the trophy for a year!
2. The next club meeting will be held on 28 August at Watt Moore’s home/field in Chester, SC and via Zoom.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 PM.


Don Jenkins

Secretary and Treasurer



Will Davis 


I have uploaded several videos taken at the Nats  . Please see and subscribe to my YouTube channel   Willddavis 





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 and removed , this will improve  air turbulence  at control line circles .

Removal of trees that obstruct the two paved circles is ongoing.

Both circles require maintaince to keep circles on flyable shape. The dip in the lower circle is stabilized after the last repair, all cracks will be filled and repaired before the October  Contest  ..

Max Flow has treated the lower circle with weed killer , We will treat the upper circle next  ,

Flying :

If you want to meet at the field one weekend, Max Flow , Don Jenkins and Will Davis are meeting there on a regular basis. Weekends and evenings as weather permits .

Next Contest:

Canton Georgia contest is coming up quick . Don Jenkins , Max Flow and Will Davis plan to attend. Always a good turnout for three days of fun  , 


Keep on Keeping on”

Will Davis
MCLS President            

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               The 2021 contests  schedule. 

•••.  Philly Flyers contest.  July 24,25. Skip Chernoff 
•••    August 14 &15…..Jim Coll contest .Tim Stagg  

•••.   September 11& 12 . Canton Georgia stunt Contest, Tom Dixon  , Doug Patterson Thanks 

Below is information about the 2021 North Georgia Sky Rebels Summer Fly-In scheduled for September 10-12, 2021, in Canton, Georgia. 









September 10-12, 2021
Field open for practice Friday, September 10th – 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

AMA license required – AMA Safety Code and C/L Regulations apply
AMA Sanction NO. 11212
***    MUFFLERS REQUIRED (tongue-tube-pipe) ***

   600 BROWN INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY (Park/Field location: GPS 34.2450, -84.4777)
   CANTON, GA. 30114
   Lodging group rate at Quality Inn (Canton) 770-345-1994(Desk) – 7AM-3PM(M-F) have not gotten a final price- awaiting approval from owner.
                                                                                                     We will inform ASAP. 
•   $30.00 ONE EVENT, $5.00 EACH ADDITIONAL EVENT ($40.00 MAX.)

•   PROFILE UNLIMITED (ENG. MAX. .92 C.I.) – Skill classes (Beginner, I, A, E) – No appearance judging
•   OLD TIME STUNT (OPEN COMPETITION) – No appearance judging
•   NOSTALGIA 30 – SKILL CLASSES (Beginner, I, A, E), appearance points, may use Classic & OTS era A/C also.
•   1ST THRU 3RD place awards for all events
•   ARF’S and ARC’S receive appearance pts. in applicable events:  ARF’s 5-10 pts., Modified ARF’s, ARC’s 5-14 pts. BOM to receive appearance points

•   PRECISION AEROBATICS – SKILL CLASSES (Beginner, I, A, E), appearance points- ARF’S 5-10 PTS., ARC 5-14 PTS
•   1ST THRU 3RD place awards 

•   There will be a ladies’ outing on Friday, Sept. 10th, led by Becky Dixon, for wives of the fliers who would like to enjoy the sights of the local area.
•   Merchandise raffle   
•   CD:  Doug Patterson (225)270-2181 or (706)300-4949, jd3patterson@gmail.com
•   Assistant CD:  Tom Dixon (770)714-3988  bdfourseasons@gmail.com
•   FIELD IS OPEN FOR PRACTICE on Friday, September 10th – 10:00 AM-8:00 PM


Etowah River Park has nicely manicured grass flying surfaces, permanent clean brick restrooms, walking trails, paved parking, and river scenery. We are very fortunate the City of Canton has allowed one of its parks to host this model aviation event. Brown Industrial Pkwy. ends at entry to park – veer left and follow road to large grass area surrounded by sidewalk.

Canton is located near the foot of the North Georgia mountains. It has a nice ole-time downtown. The area has an abundance of great trails, rivers, apple orchards and vineyards. Lake ALLATOONA is nearby with campsites, RV areas, etc.   In addition, there are outlets stores about 10 miles south of Canton on the I-575 corridor. If coming from the South exit off I-75 to I-575 to right at exit 268. This will take you on towards Canton. Most of the motels in Canton are off Exit 20.   

•   QUALITY INN & SUITES, 138 Keith Dr., Canton, GA (770)345-1994 (Motel Desk) .  CURRENTLY NEG.Group rate. Wil keep you informed. When rate
        is settled we will let you know ASAP –  THEN you will call motel desk (listed above) telling them you are with the “model airplane group). 
•   MOTEL 6, 114 River Point Pkwy. Canton, GA (770)345-8773.  This is a newer Motel 6 with inside entry rooms.
•   COMFORT INN & SUITES, 713 Transit Ave., Canton, GA (770)479-7300 (a Choice Hotel)
•   COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON, 705 Transit Ave, Canton, GA (770) 345-6800
•   HAMPTON INN, 710 Transit Ave. Canton, GA (770)345-7400
•   HOMESTEAD INN, 1615 Ball Ground Hwy. Canton. GA (770)720-0888
•   DAYS INN, 101 Juniper St., Canton, GA (770)479-0301(Outside entry rooms)
•   Hampton Inn, 450 Parkway/I-575, Woodstock, GA 30188 (10 miles south of Canton) (770) 345-7400

CAMPGROUNDS IN THE CANTON, GEORGIA AREA: Prices from previous years, and rates subject to change.
   MCKINNEY CAMP GROUND, 6659 McKinney Campground Rd. SE, ACKWORTH, GA. 30120
(678)721-6700– Rates ($24-$28) – Open yr. round – Has tent sites too – RR/Showers/Laundry/RR –Located on beautiful Lake Allatoona probably within 15 min. of Canton. 
   RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, 50 Lodge RD. SE, Cartersville, GA.30121, Res (800-864-7275, Park Off. (770) 975-0055, Vis. Ctr. (770) 975-4226)- Rates ($23-$35), Open yr. round – Tent camping too. Located on Lake Allatoona- short commute to Canton. RR/Showers, LAUNDRY/RR
   VICTORIA CAMPGROUND, 937 Victoria Landing RD., WOODSTOCK, GA. 30189, (678) 721-6700, Rates ($24-$30) – RR/Showers/RR- Tents allowed – Open till OCT.28 – GPS (34.15139, -84.61944) Probably the closest campground to Canton. Also located on Lake Allatoona.
**** These are the closest and best campgrounds of the 89 campgrounds we researched in a radius of about 40 mi. of Canton. Fortunately they are among the best and rated very high. There are a few others available but higher priced and in high traffic areas.   

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

•••     October. 2&3 2021     Worldwide

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” 


         Scott Seiler’s new Dreadnaught

Fred Brigeman and his new SV11  same set up as Max has   Bad Ass 3515  hubin timer  castle esc •••

      Colin McRae And his cosmic wind  

Will Davis New SV 11 electric for practice plane.  Uses the same power package as the Max Bee , Igor burger  active timer , Igor Jeti  spin 66 esc , 6s 2800 battery  12/5 Igor prop 

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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