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With most competition suspended during the pandemic, there's been time for control-line fliers to build some more unusual aircraft. Mike Hazel of Mehama, Ore., recently completed this Otto the Gyro, a throttled control-line autogyro with O.S. power. It's seen here at a Eugene Prop Spinners flying session at Orchard Point County Park in the Eugene, Ore., area, on Jan. 16. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

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

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

New! Western Oregon Control-line Flyers club October-December 2020 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

(FL Editor's note: This Wolf Call is a really big issue, well worth reading. To receive a higher-resolution version, email the FL editor)

<< New! Northwest racer Tom Knoppi dies See obituary

New! Back Issues project continues with December 1996 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! 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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This cartoon is from the Tom Wilk collection. A CD of many control-line-related modeling cartoons is available on CD from Tom Wilk. See Flying Flea Market for details.