Updated Sept 22

Official Web  Site of   

 Metrolina Control  Line Society  

AMA Chartered  Club # 1811





Club meeting : 

MCLS next club meeting will be  2:00 pm Saturday Sept 26 at Huntersville  flying site. We will send out the invasion thru Zoom for anyone unable to attend .

Members News :

Watt Moore is recovering from Surgery last month . He is scheduled to be  released (paroled ) this Friday sept 25 ,

Howard , Rusty and Watt enjoying a day hanging out in Watt’s Shop in Chester SC 

Give Watt a call if you can  , (803) 517-1153.  The covid-19 has stopped all visitation. 

Club Meeting 

Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from August 22 2020 

Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting via ZOOM so as to abide by the current CDC guidance for Social Distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

The following were present: Will Davis, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, Howard Shenton, Everett Shoemaker, Fred Bridgeman and Ed Ruane.

The meeting was brought to order at 2:14 PM.  

Financial Report:

The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2020 and 2021 contest seasons.  The meeting minutes from July were read and a motion was made to approvethem.

President’s Report:

1. Bill Mandakis passed away.  He was a true gentleman and a model enthusiast; he will be missed.
2. Watt Moore is recovering from surgery and appears to be doing well.
3. A Memorial Service will be held for John Brodak at his home on 19 September.
4. The Canton Georgia Contest is occurring this weekend, and Will Davis and Max Flowe are attending Sunday for PAMPA competition
5. King Orange is scheduled to occur 23-25 October. 
6. MCLS will continue to hold their meetings via ZOOM on every 4th Saturday of each month.

7. The RDRC Oct 3 fun fly in Raleigh NC  is cancelled 

8. The gate at Waymer Field is still required to be locked at all times.
9. The 2021 AMA Nationals starting date is the last day of the traditional dates for the Brodak Fly-In.  At this point, it is still unknown whether there will be another Brodak Fly-In.  Update to be announced soon 

Old Business:

1. People are still walking out of the woods and onto the lower paved circle at Waymer field, so be aware of this potential safety issue when flying!
2. Wayne Robinson has invited MCLS members to fly at his site near Lexington SC, sometime in the early fall.  Will Davis will inform us of the date once determined.

New Business:

1. MCLS needs to decide if the 2021 May event at Waymer Field will be a contest or a Fun-Fly.
2. The October 2021 contest at Waymer Field will be the 40thAnniversary of MCLS.  The club should consider coming up with a T-Shirt design for the event to be made available at the contest
3. The next club meeting will be 26 September via ZOOM or at the Waymer Flying Field, Will Davis will keep all informed.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 PM.


Don Jenkins

Secretary and Treasurer MCLS 


      Oct 3 is The Ringmaster fly a Thon 

Huntersville flying field  10:00 am start  lunch at noon  , no fee  , just a fun day flying  



Club News :

MCLS celebrates the club anniversary  during our October contest  every 5 years.  The 40 th anniversary event  will be October 2021. Make plans to attend this special event . 

MCLS information  is available on the Club History Link on home page .


David B Waymer field is open to all park pass holders . The gate is to remain locked at all times to help enforce  capacity limits on social gathering . Please close the gate and install lock  after entering the park .

“Keep on Keeping on”

Will Davis

MCLS President 


Wesley and Connor cooling off  after a dpay of flying at the Davis Farm .


The 2020 contest schedule. 
Oct 3 Ringmaster fly a Thon. Huntersville  NC 
KOI, October 23-25 

=====================================  “In the Workshop”



Steve fitton’s new Staris  with PA 75


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 is repairing 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. 


      BT 13 card stock  by   Duck



Me 109 by Duck 

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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