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Metrolina Control Line Society
AMA Charter Club # 1811
Joe Gilbert took his Grandkids on their first ride in Joe’s Rv9 . Joe is on the F2B team that will represent the United States in this years World Championships
Updated March 7
Club Meeting :
MCLS next club meeting will be Saturday March 20 at 2:00 pm . A Zoom invitation will be e mailed and text message will be sent to active members … We will be at the Home of Watt Moore in Chester SC . MCLS is having a fun fly all day Saturday Start time is 10:00 am , fly all day with a cookout Saturday evening at 5:00 pm . If you are planning to attend please contact Will Davis so we can plan for the meal .
Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 27 February 2021
Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting in Huntersville, NC at the Waymer Flying Field, and via Zoom. Several flights were put up at the field during fairly decent weather. The following were present at Waymer Field: Will Davis, Max Flowe, Scott Seiler, Larry Hilliard and David Haynes. Those attending via ZOOM included Don Jenkins, James Duckworth, Everette Shoemaker and Howard Shenton.
The meeting was brought to order at 2:04 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support the 2021 contest season and beyond. The meeting minutes from January were read and approved by those present.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.
2021 started out with a gradual decline in Covid -19 cases. With proper mask wearing and limited exposure , the terrible virus has been under control.
We look forward to a return to a increase in contest participation for 2021 .
With two big competitions canceled ( Joe Nall and Brodak )the AMA Nationals is the only week long event this year for Control Line Stunt.This should increase participation for Stunt at the Nationals this year Lots of people have already registered and I am looking forward to another fun week in Muncie.
Zoom meetings have became the new normal for organizations to meet . When we meet for club meetings we also broadcast thru zoom.com to allow membe to participate in club business if they are uable to attend . This new media is very good way of staying in touch . MCLS will continue this much needed communication media,
MCLS celebrates the club anniversary during our October contest every 5 years. The 40 th anniversary event will be October 15,16 and 17th 2021. Make plans to attend this special event .
David B Waymer field is open to all park pass holders . The gate is to remain locked at all times to encourage COVID-19 guidelines. Please close the gate and install lock after entering the park .
MCLS and Flying Aces RC have field repair and Maintenance on the agenda for upcoming winter months . 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 .
SV-11 buildathon ……Don Jenkins Recently bought a electric SV 11 model built by Tom Morris . I had the opportunity to fly thus 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 . Perfect NATS practice plane,
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 .
Bruce Jennings new Model based on Sv11
We have made a few improvements to strength of wing to fuselage joint , discussed air flow over power plant components , where to install vents for air . 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 Brodak.com
Max Flowe’s new Brodak SV11 electric
1996 Tifton Georgia Contest .. Top 5
Back ..Curtis Comer (Skydancer) ,Walt Pyron (Stuka) ,John Simpson (Cavalier) .. Front ..Tom Dixon ( Pyron Air Cobra ) Dave Hemstrought (PT 19 )
I have been working On a PT 19 built by Dave Hemstrought in the late 80’s for Classic competition. Dave gave the model to Gene Guffey and I received the model from Gene’s estate . After a couple years sitting in my shop , I decided to get it repaired and flying. The nose was fuel soaked and needed repair to make air worthy . The decision was made to convert to electric due to oil soaked motor mounts . The thrust line and nose length was retained to keep it original . I installed a AXI 2826/12 motor , castle esc , hubin timer.
After the mods were made I decided to test fly before final paint.
I flew the model for first time at The Triple Tree Frosty Dog fly in in early January . The model fly’s well and will have the paint completed soon .
“Keep on Keeping on”
Quote of the Day
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo DaVinci
Fred Brigeman getting stunt advice from the late great Bob Gialdini at an early Tucson VSC
Bab Gialadini passed away In December .
• March 20 ..Fun Fly, swap meet and cookout at Watt Moore’s home field , Chester SC
••• June 20 – 26 …AMA Nationals Muncie Indiana . control line events see AMA
••• August 14 &15…..Jim Coll contest .
•••. August. Canton Georgia stunt Contest
••• Oct 2-8 ….Nall in the Fall No contest just fun all week
••• October. 2&3 2021 Ringmaster fly a Thon
November. . RDRC…..
“In the Workshop”
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
Mike Waldron’s Axioma 3
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 “