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Gary Weems of Monroe, Ore., made the maiden flight on this kit-built Tomahawk at the Eugene Prop Spinners' Can Do Ranch flying field on Oct. 16, 2021. Power is a Brodak .25 and the paint is freehand sprayed dope. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Back Issues project continues with May 1999 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

Worldwide final report added!
Olympia, Wash., and British Columbia flights added!
Northwest pilots make hundreds of flights
in 2021 Ringmaster fly-a-thon See article

New! Read NCLRA October 2021 Torque Roll newsletter
in Racing section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club October 2021 Prop Spinner Chatter
available for download in NW Club News

New! Northwest Competition Standings updated with Fall Follies results

<< New! Expanded 2021 Fall Follies keeps Salem circles busy for three days See article

New! Read October 2021 edition of New England Combat News
in Combat section

Read September 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

Orin Humphries' September 2021 Scale Matters column: Building a Vintage kit in Scale section >>

Read Hobbins Hobbies Newsletter No. 3

Speed fliers hold informal Salem session See article in Speed section

<< The 2021 Northwest Regionals was canceled but the spirit lives on in the second 'Phantom Regionals' shirt See Flying Flea Market to order yours today!

Read August 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

2021 Northwest Regionals CANCELED due to firefighting efforts based at Roseburg Airport See article

Read September 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Maywald and Monoboom win Bladder Grabber 42 See article in Combat section

Read NCLRA August 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read August 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< The T-Square challenge! See article in Combat section

Read August 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

2021 Stunt-a-Thon brings back competition to the Northwest See article in Aerobatics section >>

<< Dennis Nunes' Circulas 46 IIe makes its debut at the 2021 Nats See construction and Nats articles in Aerobatics section

2021 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

Zoot Zoomer's July 2021 column: A Trip to Muncie in Zoot's Mixture in Regular columns

Read Hobbins Hobbies Newsletter issue No. 2

Read July 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< Gene Pape's June 2021 column: More on batteries, and a simple Fast Combat plane
See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Read July 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club April-May-June 2021 Wolf Call newsletter available in NW Club News

Read NCLRA May 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Change in Vintage Diesel Combat engine rule approved for 2021 See article in NW Rules section

Read May 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News and June 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News
in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

A plane for the International Team Race postal contest See article in Racing section

Read June 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Read inaugural edition of the Hobbins Hobbies newsletter
Lots of good info from popular UK kit maker

<< Read John Thompson's April 2021 Round & Round: Nostalgia for the Navion

Read NCLRA April 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read April 2021 Competition Newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

<< Breaking pylons and influencing people See article in Speed section

Read April 2021 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

See April 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

WOLF Spring Fling Fun Fly draws record crowd to Salem See article in NW Club News >>

Gene Pape's March 2021 column: Covering with laminating film See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

NW CL flier, designer Bill Darkow dies See obituary>>

Orin Humphries' March 2021 Scale Matters column: Those baffling fuel tanks in Scale section

Read the March 2021 Hi-Low Landings in Navy Carrier section

The Thing One jet See article in Speed section

Read the March 2021 edition of Australian Conrol-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Buzz Wilson's March 2021 column: Construction notes for electronic launcher
See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2021 column: Electronic Combat plane launcher See Musings from the Combat Pits in Combat section

Carl BerrymanRead NCLRA February 2021 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Carl Berryman obituary See article in Combat section >>

Interested in resurrecting Vintage Diesel Combat? See discussion thread in NW CL Forum

Read the February 2021 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Gene Pape's January 2021 column: Fly Me See Miscellaneous Stuff Also included: Sign up for a new run of Nelson .36 engines!

A fixture for aligning a jet engine See article in Speed section

Read January-February 2021 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Northwest racer Tom Knoppi dies See obituary

Read the January 2021 issue of the Circle Flyer, the newsletter of the Milwaukee Circle Masters

Read Second 2020 edition of Sweden's LINA newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read Gene Pape's December 2020 column: Trainers and test stands See Miscellaneous Stuff

Read the December 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read NCLRA December 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

<< Kenny and the Jets: 2020 winter projects See article in Speed section

Read December 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

Interested in making your own model airplane fuel? Read Paul Gibeault's Fuel Guide article

<< Dennis Nunes' design and construction of the electric Circulas See article in Aerobatics section

Read the November 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section


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