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Next Northwest control-line event: Western Canada Stunt Championships
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Ken Burdick designed and built this plane for the Northwest B Proto Speed event. It's called the Lagwagon, and it's powered by an O.S. LA .25. It weighs 18 oz. and carries a mini-pipe made from a Macs muffler. Control is a Fast Hippy speed parts monoline system. See Ken's article about construction of the Lagwagon and other B Proto information. Ken Burdick photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Stunt at the 2015 U.S. Nationals: View from the winner's circle See article in Walker on Stunt in Regular columns

New! Beyond Blondie: Building a high-performance Northwest B Proto plane See article in Speed section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club July 2015 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download See Northwest Club News

New! Back issues project continues with May 1982 Flying Lines edition See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF Back issues are now searchable!

Flyers posted for Western Canada Stunt Championships and Fall Follies in Where the Action Is

The canopy slider, Part 1 See article in Scale Matters column in Regular columns

Sport 40 at the 2015 Northwest Regionals: See Eric Conley's July 2015 column in Flight Deck in the Navy Carrier section

Northwest control-line competition standings updated with Salem Speed & Combat results

Salem Speed & Combat contest results, including C-Cup Combat Contest No. 1 See article

Wind agitates annual B.C. 1/2-A Day See article on Vancouver Gas Model Club page in Northwest Club News

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club May-June 2015 Wolf Call newsletter available for download See Northwest Club News

Scores added! 2015 Stunt-a-Thon results and photos See article on Skyraiders page in Northwest Club News

Fourth installment of Paul Walker's treatise on trim: Chapter 4 of the Trim Flow Chart, turning and tracking the same See Walker on Stunt in Regular columns

NW Competition Records and NW Regionals Records updated with Northwest Regionals results

Updated with record performance data! 2015 Northwest Regionals story and photos See article >>

See an excellent report on the Northwest Regionals in the Roseburg Regional Airport's newsletter

Lucky Hand Fun Fly brings aces to Salem See article >>

Read Charlie Johnson's excellent Competition Newsletter June edition

New! Northwest Competition Records updated with Jim Walker Memorial results

The Speedy Geezer -- Blondie performance report, etc.! See article in Speed section

Skyraiders stunt judging clinic analyzes aerobatics' finer points See article in Aerobatics section

2015 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article

Another installment of Paul Walker's treatise on trim: Chapter 2 of the Trim Flow Chart: Advanced Trim
See Walker on Stunt in Regular columns

Reworking the O.S. LA .25 engine for Northwest B Proto Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Oregon Flying Fun series wraps up with No. 4 in McMinnville See article on The Evergreen Aeromodelers page in Northwest Club News

Fireballs getting lots of practice in for Jim Walker Spring Tune-Up See Fireballs page

<< Guess which Northwest combat flier just got married! See article

Updated! Northwest Skyraiders 2015 event schedule now available for download on Skyraiders page in Northwest Club News

Rule change approved removing Sport 40 Carrier fuel restrictions See article in Northwest Rules section

Obituary: Tom Strom, Northwest stunt and combat flier, dies of cancer See article >>

<< New feature! Paul Walker begins new FL column with Chapter 1 of the Trim Flow Chart: Basic Trim See Walker on Stunt in Regular columns

Obituary: Mike Petri, noted combat flier See article >>

A beautiful day for 2015 Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 See article

Reworking the O.S. LA .25 engine for Northwest B Proto Speed, Part 1 See article in Speed section

Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 comes off in fine style a week late See article

<< Building the Blondie One for Northwest B Proto Speed See article in Speed section

Updated! Schedule, flyer and advance entry forms for 2015 Northwest Regionals now available in Where the Action Is

Schedule and flyer for 2015 Jim Walker Memorial contest now available in Where the Action Is

<< Obituary: Jerry Olson, 1952-2014 See article on Northwest Fireballs page in NW Club News

Oregon flying year kicks off with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 See article

20 B.C. fliers greet 2015 at Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

2014 Competitor of Year final tally: How did you do? See article on NW Standings page

Schedule and flyer for 2015 Oregon Flying Fun series now available in Where the Action Is


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