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Next Northwest CL event: After-Thanksgiving Racing Contest

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Regular FL reader Frederico Cesquim of São Paulo, Brazil, built this electric take-apart Precision Aerobatics airplane of his own design (with the help of his friend Luis Struffaldi). The plane is all balsa except for the fiberglass cowl, wheel pants and cheeks. Finish is Monokote on the flying surfaces, withh paint trim. Fred Cesquim photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Read the November 2020 edition of Australian Control-Line Newsin Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

New! Read Postal Carrier Contest results in October 2020 Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

New! Read Gene Pape's October 2020 column: Learning from building See Miscellaneous Stuff

Updated! Northwest CL fliers participate in 2020 Ringmaster fly-a-thon See article >>

New! The Combat plane and the fir tree See article in Combat section

New! Read November 2020 edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

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

Eugene Prop Spinners club October Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Read NCLRA October 2020 Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

Read September.20.4 of Hi-Low Landings newsletter in Navy Carrier section

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

Back Issues project continues with April 1996 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

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

Read Gene Pape's September 2020 column: Covering a vintage model with exam table paper See Miscellaneous Stuff >>

A foray into 1/2-A Proto Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club September 2020 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

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

Read Gene Pape's August 2020 column: Cleaning up an ugly engine See Miscellaneous Stuff

A foray into 1/2-A Proto Speed, Part 1 See article in Speed section

Read August-September edition of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< Read Zoot Zoomer's August 2020 column: The Artesian for Northwest Sport Race in Racing

Read Gene Pape's July 2020 column: Tubing, glue, props, etc. See Miscellaneous Stuff

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

2020 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

<< Updated! Zoot Zoomer builds the Kansas Twister See article in Speed section

1960s CL flier Gary Yamamoto dies See obituary

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

Remembering 'The Match' – and the respect See article in Combat section

Read Gene Pape's June 2020 column:
Fly by yourself with the Combat launcher -- See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Building the Top Cat See article in Speed section

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

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

Speed enthusiast Ron Bennett dies See obituary >>

Check out a new Flying Lines feature: Favorite control-line photos

Read PAMPA report on 32nd Vintage Stunt Championships

<< CL model manufacturer John Brodak dies See Stunt Hangar comment thread Also see funeral home obituary and Brodak Manufacturing website

Read Gene Pape's April 2020 column: Batteries, vintage Combat See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

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

Carrier enthusiast Joe Just dies See obituary >>

Another fine control-line workshop captured in photos! See NW CL workshops

<< Combat flier Don McKay dies See obituary

Beginner's approach to F2A Speed, Part 2 See article in Speed section

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

Read Gene Pape's March 2020 column: Try this at home! See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Help us identify the mystery monoplane featured in the February 2020 column of Orin Humphries' Scale Matters

Read the February 2020 issue of Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter

Get the last drop out of your glue bottles: See Shop Tips

Read Winter 2020 edition of NewEngland Combat News in Combat section

<< Flying between raindrops at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

2020 Northwest Vintage Combat rules posted in NW Rules section

Fireballs 2020 banquet report See article in NW Club News

A Formula 40 Speed Plane for 2020 See article in Speed section

Poll! Would you enter Nostalgia 30 Stunt at the 2020 Regionals?Let us know your thinking in the poll on the NW CL Forum

Read Final 2019 edition of Britain's Combat Flyers Association newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Oregon and B.C. fliers kick off 2020 Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

<< Russ Hester is 2019 Competitor of the Year See article and 2019 Final Standings

Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter 147 in Racing section

A beginner's approach to F2A Speed See article in Speed section


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This cartoon is from the Tom Wilk collection, which is available on CD from Tom. See Flying Flea Market for details.