Official Web Site of Metrolina Control Line Societiy
AMA Charteted Club 1811
updated. Feb 18
Next Club meeting Sat feb 22 at Watt Moore’s home . Lunch served at noon meeting at 2:00
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Howard Shenton had surgery Jan 30 to repair a injured disc in his neck.
The surgery went well , Howard is now in a Rehab facility in Spartanburg SC He has Started physical therapy to gain his strength back .
Max Flow and Will Davis visited him for a short visit , He is improving slowly and asking about the May 2 fun fly. We talked about club stuff and normal small talk . If you want to call hm. Contact me or Max for his cell number ,
Next MCLS Meeting Sat Feb 22 2020 2:00 pm at the home of Watt Moore in Chester SC ….. Dinner served at noon. Fly before and after the meeting at 2:00 .No
MCLS presented the “MCLS Rusty Nail Award” To Rusty Knowlton for his advancements in promotion of control line modeling and his recent achievements in competition.
Rusty accepts the “Rusty Nail Award “for 2019
2020 MCLS events
• Feb 22 Monthly meeting of MCLS At the home of Watt Moore. Chester SC
• March 21 Monthly meeting of MCLS Huntersville NC field
• April 25. Monthly meeting of MCLS Huntersville field
• May 2 Control Line Fun Fly and Swap Meet Huntersville ,, 10 am start. No competition. Swap Meet all day , Judges clinic. . Stunt clinic. Lunch served at noon. Fly until 5.
• May 8 – May 16 Joe Nall Woodruff SC
• May 14 stunt clinic
•. May 15 ,16 Triple Tree Stunt Championships
• June 15-20 Brodak Fly in 2020
• July AMA Nationals
• August Canton GA
• September KOI
• October 3 -10. Nall in the fall no competition plenty of fun
• October 16,17 and 18 Huntersville NC contest Carolina Classic , Combat, Carrier , Stunt.
Will Davis MCLS President
Jan 30 2020
The 2020 Brodak fly in is scheduled for June 15 thru June 20 2020 . After we get more details and the flyer finalized , I will post the schedule here ,
We had a great turnout at the MCLS after Christmas dinner at Market Street Restaurant.This is a fun once a year get together for our members , family members and guest. Good food and good fellowship ,
MCLS will not have the May contest at Huntersville this year . We discussed this last month and took a vote to have a fun fly on May 2.
The AMA sanction for the May fun fly has been submitted and approved by AMA .I have been working on the flyer and will finish it soon
The Fun Fly will be Saturday only , May 2 9:00 am start pilots meeting ,Come out and enjoy a fun day of flying stunt , combat , carrier and even 1/2 a models We will cater a lunch on Saturday at noon . We will also have a stunt clinic and all day Swap meet . The landing fee will be $10 to cover cost . .
This year will bring some changes for our club and it’s activities . The decision to change our May contest to a fun fly was not a easy one for me personally . The competition of control line models is the attraction for many in our hobby. Sometimes things have to change and our club has decided that the change from a contest to a fun fly is the right path at this time.
I have had several people from outside the club contact me with positive comments concerning the Fun Fly and Swap meet .We are looking forward to a fun weekend of flying and fun enjoying model airplanes at Huntersville. The swap meet will a good chance to buy / sell and trade some items for our collections .
We are less than 2 years away from the 40 th anniversary of MCLS . Our club was formed in September 1981 . Some of the Charter members were Dale Campbell, John Hagen, Craig Sloan, Neville Montagriff , Pat Robinson and James Duckworth ..
Every 5 years we celebrate the anniversary with a special contest with extra nice trophies , prizes , awards and a Saturday night Banquet and Awards presentation .
We look forward to continuing the vision that our charter members of MCLS had in 1981 for our membership ,
Next MCLS Monthly Meeting meeting Sat Feb 22 2:00 pm at the home of Watt Moore in Chester SC
Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 11 January 2020
Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting following dinner at the Market Street Buffet.
The following were present: Will and Melissa Davis, David, Sarah, Westley and Conner Smith, James and Betty Duckworth,Phillip and Vicki Bailey, Stan and Sandy Powell, Brian and Lynn Malin, Carrie, Kyle and Bryce Anderson, Everett and Jo Shoemaker, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, Wayne Robinson, Rusty Knowlton, and James Bennet.
The meeting was brought to order at 3:33 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2020 contest season and beyond. The meeting minutes from November were read and a motion was made to approve them.
1. The next club meeting will be held at Watt Moore’s Flying Field in Chester, South Carolina on February 22nd. Dinner at noon
The meeting was adjourned at 3:54 PM.
Secretary and Treasurer
Dan Banjok at the after contest cookout at Watt Moore’s home .Dan won the Huntersville Pilots Choice award with the Raven.
A short video
Metrolina Control Line Society
Don Jenkins new Classic plane is a Randy Smith Vector , in the paint process now, before details and clear
Dooling 29 By Sonny Williams
MCLS members workshop
Don Jenkins has a N/30 Vector electric
Rusty is building a all balsa version of the cox viper
Watt Moore continues on his me109
Wayne Robinson is restoring s vintage Sail plane GA
Duck is finishing up a Brodak Shoestring
Max has a Vector on the build table