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Next Northwest control-line event:
Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up See Where the Action Is


This is Mike Haverly's Precision Aerobatics plane for 2014, a modified Sultan he calls 5th Element. The power train is an E-flite Power 32, Castle Creations Ice Lite 75 ESC, Hubin FM-9 timer and Thunderpower 5s 2700 battery. The finish is Randolph dope. It will be in the air at the Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore., later this month. See Where the Action Is for contest details. Mike Haverly photo photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club April 2014 Wolf Call newsletter available for download See Northwest Club News

<< Revised! An award-winning finish for your stunt plane See article in Aerobatics section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club April 2014 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download See Northwest Club News

Oregon Flying Fun No. 4 inaugurates McMinnville flying circles
See article on The Evergreen Aero Modelers page in NW Club News section

Jim Walker Memorial contest flyer available for download See Where the Action Is

Provisional rules posted for 2014 Northwest 15 Fast Combat See Northwest Rules section

Rain doesn't dampen the fun at 2014 Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 See article >>

The Wido Satan project -- just for fun combat See article in Combat section

New! Basic control-line building with Orin Humphries See article

Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 report and photos See article

Orin Humphries tests I-beam strengths See article in Scale section

Approved! Rules change allows O.S. LA .25 engine in Northwest Sport Race See article in Northwest Rules section

Northwest Aeroliners club February-March 2014 Aerolines newsletter and plans for Spectrum vintage combat plane available for download See Northwest Club News

How to carve a speed wing See article in Speed section

Major announcement about 2014 Northwest Regionals status and Memorial Day Weekend stunt and combat championships See Where the Action Is

Aeroliners host Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and New Year's Eve fun-flies
See article on Aeroliners page in NW Club News section

Vancouver, B.C., area fliers greet the new year with Polar Bear fun fly
See article on VGMC page in NW Club News section

Building the Missourian from an Umland kit See article in Combat section

Bob Mears Combat Museum photo gallery See article in Combat section >>

2013 Competitor of Year final tally: How did you do? See article on NW Standings page


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This week's cartoon is from the early days of the Flying Lines newsletter. It's the work of Steve Linstedt, a Northwest CL flier and cartoonist. The cartoon was originally published in FL No. 54, May 1984. The joke refers to a winter control-line racing circuit that ran for 12 years in the 1980s and early 90s, which was called the Drizzle Circuit; there were five one-day racing contests in Northwest locations each winter.