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Nearly 1/-2A Fun Stunt CANCELED
Early 50s BC Fun Fly CANCELED
Combat Graffiti 2020 event CANCELED
Western Canada Stunt Championships CANCELED
Bladder Grabber CANCELED
Stunt-a-Thon '20 CANCELED
R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup CANCELED
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Though many contests and other organized events have been canceled because of the COVID-19 virus, weekend flying has continued with some new "social distancing" protocols in place. One such protocol is avoidance of prop wash, which might blow germs from the person starting the engine to the launcher. That means the use of mechanical launchers or "stooges." Planes without landing gear require something a little more sophisticated than the typical wire-pull stooge used for convential CL planes. Above, Gene Pape's Underdog, a Nelson .36-powered AMA Fast Combat Plane, leaps out of Gene's remote-controlled launcher during a Saturday flying esssion at the Eugene Prop Spinners' Can Do Ranch flying field. The launcher, described in Gene's recent column, uses automotive door lock mechanisms and their remote key fob. No wires on the ground to trip on, and it works great, allowing Gene to fly during the pandemic. Flying Lines photo
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This page was upated June 30, 2020
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