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Metrolina Control Line Society
AMA Chartered Club # 1811
Updated June 4
•Brodak Fly In… June 12-20 ..
RDRC vintage meet June 20 is canceled
••••••••••MCLS Announcements ••••••••••
Our next meeting of MCLS will be thru Zoom. June 27. 2:00 pm . The invitation with instructions will be e/mailed to members .
NATS News :
The Control line NATS Stunt Events decision for go or no go will be made by June 10. All registration fees will be refunded if cancelled .
Club News :
The Huntersville flying site is open to members of Wacama .
For more information go to Wacama.com
MCLS celebrates the club charter anniversary during our October contest The next anniversary event is October 2021.
MCLS information is available on the Club History Link on home page .
WACAMA NEWS: from Anthony
I think the decision to reopen the parks is a good decision that was made with caution and resides with the public health experts and not the economic experts. With more than 26 million Americans out of work due to business disruptions related to the coronavirus outbreak, we need places to go and something to free our minds of the problems of the World.
You’re the best group ever and I want to thank all of you for your patience, with that said the park has reopened and the lock has been changed back, enjoy the park but remember to keep your social distance, one person to a bench.
Park and Rec have reopened the Parking lot. Social distancing is still a must I encouraged you not to stand closer than 6 feet from one another or in groups greater than 10. Let’s protect our Park privilege our fellow flyers and use good judgment while at the field. Please lock the gate behind you when entering or leaving. Stay safe have fun and keep your plane in the sky.
Anthony E. Durrah
Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 22May 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, Watt Moore, Jeanna Mills, James and Betty Duckworth,Wayne Robinson, Jim Stoia, Stan Powell and Fred Brigeman.
The meeting was brought to order at 2:02 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2020 contest season and beyond. The meeting minutes from February were read and a motion was made to approve them.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:08 PM.
Secretary and Treasurer
• 2020 Events •
2020 NORTH GEORGIA SKY REBELS SUMMER FLY-IN CONTROL LINE STUNT CHAMPIONSHIP
By: T Michael Jennings
Builders, Pilots, and Crashers,
He lives in Lake Wylie, SC, that is Don Jenkins. He serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Metrolina Control Line Society which is in Huntersville, NC. Don returned to the hobby after a 40-year sabbatical. Welcome back Don.
His practice goal is twice a week, depending on weather. Likes to get in 3-4 flights on the same aircraft. He uses a hard point handle and flies the full AMA pattern as he is in a contest. Don like many pilots, practices alone and uses a stooge. When preparing for a contest, he records the practice flights with his I-Pad. Some times Ed Ruane provides coaching feedback on these flights. At contest, he flies PAMPA Advance. With his Oriental Profile he plans to enter Profile and N-30.
Don writes about his aircraft:
Vertigo: The last plane I built was my own design I called the Vertigo. It had a 60-inch wingspan, about 620 square inches, and was powered with a Stalker.61. It weighed 62.5 ounces and was finished with dope and silk-span with one coat of Shop Line automotive two-part urethane. I estimate it took between 400 and 500 hours of work to complete. The only trimming necessary was a minor tweak of the outboard trim tab to level the wings, then it took about 20 flights to determine the best line length, prop, fuel and engine speed. The end results were 64-foot lines, a 13 X 5 Xoar prop, 5% nitro, and launching at 8200 RPM. I only flew it in one contest and won PAMPA Advanced at Paducah, Kentucky this August 2017, but then sadly destroyed it along with the engine a few days later while practicing.
Scorpio: Until I build another .60 size plane, I’ll be flying my backup, which is a smaller version of the Vertigo, I call it Scorpio. It has a 53-inch wingspan, about 500 square inches, and is powered by an OS Max .46 LA. It weighs 52 ounces and has an all dope finish. This plane flew well right away and really no adjustments have been made other than props and engine speed. I guess I got lucky such that all the warps and misalignments cancelled each other out!
Oriental: I also recently built an Oriental Profile from a Brodak kit and its finished with silk-span and dope with one coat of automotive two-part urethane clear. It weighs 43 ounces and is powered with an OS Max .35 Stunt. This plane actually flies quite well when I get an infrequent good engine run. I haven’t given up yet; I’m still tinkering with tanks, fuels, props, etc.
During his spare time, he is a bass fisherman, pool shooter and does landscaping/yard work. He and wife Kerri visit the gym and volunteers at church as well as running a Bible Study.
Don served 33 years active duty in the Navy. All of it is in the Nuclear Propulsion Program. Fourteen years was as an enlisted sailor on Nuclear Submarine and Instructor Duty at land based Nuclear Prototypes. Then he received his commission via the Limited Duty Officer Program.
Don, thanks for your service to our country.
T Michael’s Testimonial:
If God had intended us to fly, he would have made it easier to get to the airport.
T Michael Jennings
Don Jenkins beautiful finished Scorpio sets among the clover flowers and petals. Its wing area is 500 square inches, weighs 52 ounces, and has an OS Max LA 46 power plant. (Jennings photo)
Don Jenkins working on the Scorpio prior to flying at the 2015 Brodak Contest. (Jennings photo)
This Vertigo won advanced at the 2017 Paducah Contest. Shortly afterward the aircraft and engine met mother earth which destroyed the aircraft and engine.
“In the Workshop”
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
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
Don Jenkins new electric n-30 legal Vector is ready for clear
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 .
Everett Shoemaker is building a Twin Engine German bomber for Scale competition.