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Metrolina Control Line Society
AMA Club # 1811
Flying Control Line Since 1981
- Updated: March 19
Will Davis, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, James Duckworth, Scott Seiler, Trevor Sayer , Gerry Glier, Graham Webster, Stan Powell, Fred Brigeman, Kermit Payne, David Green, David Nyce, Wayne Robinson ,Jo Shoemaker, Mike Londke ,Everette Shoemaker, Sonny Williams , Watt Moore , John Uchima , Larry Hillier .
- March 25 ••• MCLS club meeting , Fun fly and Birthday party for Watt Moore at his home field 10 :00 am till 5:00 pm Lunch at noon Meeting at 2:00 . Then fly some more if you wish .
If you plan to attend. Please let Will Davis know so we can plan for the meal. Everyone is welcome .
- April 22 ••• Club Meeting Date Huntersville NC field 2:00
- May 27 ••• Club Meting Date Huntersville NC field 2:00
Trevor Sayer ( Vector ), Will Davis (SV-11)and Scott Seiler ( KA-10) enjoy a break in the flying at Triple Tree Aerodrome’s Frosty Dog Fly in
Scott Seiler’s Thorp T-18 . Scott got this T-18 from a GA Pilot from McAlpine Florida . The same field that host the KOI each year and the home and airport community of Ron Waldron .
The Next meeting will be March 25 At the home of Watt Moore in Chester SC To celebrate Watt’s 90 th trip around the sun ,
Will Davis , James Duckworth , Trevor Sayer, Don Jenkins and Max Flowe attended the Feb 25 club meeting for a chilly February flying day at Huntersville , Don flew his SV 22 , Will flew the SV 11 and Trevor had his newly finished brodak electric Vector , lots of depleted batteries by the time for club meeting . Cold and wet but a great day to go out and fly in February in North Carolina .
Don Jenkins recommended a hot dog that I had not tried ,Nathan’s Colossal 1/4 pound hot dog ,so I brought the black stone grill and cooked lunch for all that attended . Betty Duckworth made a Amish cake and we had a fun day at David B Waymer field .
Flying at Huntersville field March 2 . Don Jenkins , Will Davis and Max Flowe went to David B Waymer field
Weather forecast was predicting a 4 hour window with no rain. It was a perfect day to fly. No rain, light wind and no sun. We flew till noon with lots of flight trim changes. I flew the BRODAK SV11 with Igor system. I have several flights with BadAss wood Elect props 12/6 wood pusher prop. Shows promise
Today Don flew a N-30 vector and SV22 lots of good flights , See video below
I have a carbon handle from Ruslan Kuranlov that has kevlar leads. Great feeling handle , different and will keep trying it. Nice handle but the jury is still out , I really like the Smith Brothers Handle and Jaz Minato handle , now I have a third option
Flying at Huntersville field March 2 . Don Jenkins , Will Davis and Max Flowe went to David B Waymer field,
Weather forecast was predicting a window with no rain. It was a perfect day to fly. No rain, light wind and no sun. We flew till noon with lots of flight trim changes. I flew the BRODAK SV11 with Igor system. I have several flights with BadAss wood Elect props 12/6 wood pusher prop. Shows promise
Today Don flew a N-30 vector and SV22 lots of good flights
I have a carbon handle from Ruslan Kurenkov that has kevlar leads. Great feeling handle , different and will keep trying it.
I usually fly with a Smith Brothers handle or a Kaz Minato handle , a third option is still tempting .
We fly at David B Waymer field in Huntersville NC .Go to http://wacama.com for park pass application and membership info .
Social Media :
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• Metrolina Control line Society
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Contest Season :
I updated the list of control line events in the southeast . If your organization has a control line event scheduled , let me know and I will add it to our web site.
The Precision Aerobatics Model Pilots Association, Inc. (PAMPA) is recognized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a Special Interest Group (SIG) representing Control Line Precision Aerobatics (CLPA) enthusiasts on a national and international basis.
The mission of PAMPA is to promote and improve control line precision aerobatics events.
The PAMPA web site has many digital articles available for download, pictures, District/Regional contact information
PAMPA turns 50 :
PAMPA , the SIG for AMA was formed at the 1973 AMA NATS , PAMPA celebrates 50 years of promoting Precision Aerobatics at the 2023 NATS . A special event is planned including a Banquet , Special Guest , display of historic models . Join us in Muncie Indiana for this anniversary event.
For information on PAMPA membership go to pampacl.org
pampa 50th anniversary banquet tickets at Ball State university are available on the pampa web site , get them quick , limited capacity will sell out quick .
Join the Fun:
We plan to fly more during week due to schedule changes ,if you want to fly, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Metrolina Control Line Society Meeting Minutes from 25 February 2023
Metrolina Control Line Society (MCLS) held their regular monthly meeting at the Waymer Flying Field in Huntersville, NC. Will Davis, Don Jenkins, Max Flowe, Trevor Sayer, and James (Duck) Duckworth braved a cold and rainy day, with mild wind that turned out to be pretty good for flying. Will got in many patterns with his SV-11, Don flew his SV-22 and Trevor got in several flights with his new Vector 40. Will grilled up some colossal ¼ pound hotdogs, and Duck brought a loaf of Amish bread baked by his wife Betty.
The meeting was brought to order at 2:00 PM.
The club remains financially stable and has the funds available to support control line modeling for another year. The meeting minutes from our meeting in November were read and approved by those in attendance.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 PM.
Secretary and Treasurer
See the letter below from our Friend Tom Dixon :
Tom has been a constant promoter of Control line for over 40 Years , He has ran a contest in the Atlanta Area since the early 80’s and is a past President of PAMPA .
I have several good useable engines that I will contribute to helping get the retreads back into modeling . I hope you can too ,
••••••On the Workbench ••••••
Below is a John Simpson built classic design Cavalier. I will fly it in a couple contest in Classic or N-30 . Aerotigre 36 . 38.5 ounces. Very light , straight and great flying model.
John builds his models with traditional Dope finish . It has cloth hinges and Veco 1.75 spinner.
Each model has a number on the rudder to show the history. This is number 20.
1996 photo Golden Oldies Competition Ga .
Gus Urtubey did the maiden flight on his new Yak at Huntersville .. Molded fuselage , lost foam wing , Igor Burger active timer , Igor Prop , bad ass motor , Klass Kote finish .
Contest and Events
•2023 Southeast USA contest Season•
April 22 •••• RD RC Spring Fun Fly ,,Sat only
May 18,19 and 20 ••••• Triple Tree Stunt Championships
June 12-17•••• Brodak Fly in
• July 9-14 – Control Line – NATS
• August 11 &12 – WV Aviation Expo •••
••• Sept 1-3 – Golden Oldies Contest , Roanoke Rapids NC 95 Th Squadron ,,Tom Weedman .
••• Sept 15-17 -Canton Georgia stunt Contest , Doug Patterson , Tom Dixon
• Oct 7 and 8 ….. Ringmaster Fly a thon .( Worldwide )
• Oct 7 -8 Baton Rouge Louisiana Contest CD Brent Rogillio
Oct 13 – 15 ••• King Orange International 2023 Southeast Regionals
• Nov 4 •••-RDRC fun fly , Tom Weedman
1339 Bethlehem Church Rd
Youngsville , NC 27596
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