Two contestants battle it out in 1/2-A Combat at the 2014 Bladder Grabber. Flying Lines photo.

Northwest Control-Line Combat

This page is for articles and columns on Northwest control-line combat model flying, and links to combat-related web sites.

Your contributions of articles, photos and links for the Flying Lines web site are welcome. Contact the editor.

Articles

New! 2014 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 3 results See article

<< New! 2014 Bladder Grabber results and photos See article

New! 2014 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 results See article

New! Flying the Wido Satan See article

2014 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 1 results See article

The Wido Satan project -- just for fun combat See article >>

Building the Missourian from an Umland kit See article

New! Bob Mears Combat Museum photo gallery See article

New! Scratch building a plane for Combat Graffiti See article

Part IV of Buzz Wilson's computer-controlled foam cutter construction project See article in Musings from the Combat Pits

Living in the past! Combat Graffiti 2013 report and photos See article

Dawson three-peats as Bladder Grabber winner! See article

2013 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 report and photos See article

2013 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 1 report and photos See article

Machine defeats man in Diesel Combat! See shocking article! on Broadway Bod Busters page

Combat Graffiti 2012 report and photo gallery See article

Bladder Grabber XXXIV results and photos See article

2012 Chehalis Cup Contest No. 3 results See article

Part III of Buzz Wilson's computer-controlled foam cutter construction project See article in Musings from the Combat Pits

Canadian American Diesel Combat Challenge results See article

Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 results See article

Third installment in Combat legends series remembers James Mears See article

Chehalis Cup Contest 1 debuts new two-event format See results article

Combat legends series continues with Riley Wooten interview See article >>

<< Series on Combat legends begins with Carl Berryman interview See article

Relive the old days in Combat Graffiti event See article

Part II of Buzz Wilson's computer-controlled foam cutter construction project See article

Bob Smith wins both ends of Combat season-ender See article

The Nekked Chicken: How to Build Jeff Dawson's 1/2-A Combat plane See article >>

Change in 80mph Combat speed limit rejected See article

McKay, Smith top Oct. 1 Combat meet See article

Bob Smith wins 2011 C-Cup championship See article

Dawson wins Bladder Grabber XXXIII See article >>

Bob Smith wins C-Cup Contest 3 See article

Jeff Rein wins 2011 C-Cup Contest 2 See article

Bob Smith wins 2011 C-Cup Contest 1 See article

Taming the nose-heavy Combat plane See article

Northwest fliers score high in 2010 national Combat standings See article

New rules to be used for 2011 Chehalis Cup 80mph Combat series See article

<< Beaver State Combat Team sweeps Bladder Grabber XXXII See article and photos

July 31 Vintage Diesel Combat results See article

Bod Busters at the 2010 Nationals See article

Small airplanes for Vintage Diesel Combat See article

Half-A Combat Day results and photos See article

Gene Pape wins Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 See article

Bladder Grabber 2010: Kill a Beaver, save a tree See article

<< The Chinese Take-Out Bag pit box See article

Jeff Rein wins Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 See article

Setting up the Sharma engine for Vintage Diesel Combat See article

Ken Burdick winds 2010 Chehalis Cup opener See article

Two rules changes approved for Vintage Diesel Combat See article in NW Rules section

The best D-Bat plane? See article on the Dominator

For new Combat fliers: What do I fly? What do I need? Where can I get it? See article in Musings from the Combat Pits

<< How to fabricate a jig for building Vintage Diesel Combat Planes See article in Musings from the Combat pits

Northwest fliers dominate MACA rankings in 2009 See article

Making the Salter combat/speed handle See article in Musings from the Combat pits >>

Updated! Setting up the OS Max 25FX for 80mph combat By Buzz Wilson

Jeff Rein report on U.S. Combat Team Trials See article

Jeff Rein undefeated in Chehalis Cup series See series overview article

Chehalis Cup Contest No. 4 results See article

Line diameter change proposed for 2010 80mph Combat See article in NW Rules section

New! Jeff Rein wins Bladder Grabber XXXI See report and photos

How to trim a combat plane (or any other CL plane) See article by Don McKay

New! Combat Monster wins fast at Nationals See article

The advantages of 1/2-A Combat See article by Don McKay

Chehalis Cup No. 3 and Vintage Diesel Combat contest report See article

Changes proposed for 2010 Vintage Diesel Combat rules See article in Northwest Rules section

Chehalis Cup Contest No. 2 and Vintage Diesel Combat Opener results See article

How to build the new, improved "Buzz Box" Combat pit box See Article in Musings from the Combat Pits

Northwest fliers swamp MACA Top 20 See article

Chehalis Cup and 1/2-A Opener open contest season! Full results article and photos

BBB's revolutionary F2D shutoff research See article on Bod Busters page

Coordinated combat schedule updated for 2009 See article

A View from Broadway: Global Combat Change See Article in Bod Busters section

How to build a Vintage Diesel Combat plane See article

Construction article on R&B Rip-Off multi-event combat plane See article and photos

New! 80mph Combat rules change defeated See article in Northwest Rules section

New! Changes to Vintage Diesel Combat rules approved See article in Northwest Rules section

Report on Arizona Combat Clinic Link to full report

Combat jargon explained See article

80 mph Combat engines made easy? A saga. See article

Clinic reveals high-performance 80mph combat clinic secrets See article

Chehalis Cup speed limit combat series announced for 2009 See article

Secret combat research detected See update to Combat Comeback Summit article

Critics rave about Diesel Mania event! See article

Bladder Grabber pre-contest quiz: Match the quote to the flier and win a prize! Full story

How to build a combat plane launching stooge See article

Broadway Bod Busters at the Northwest Regionals See article

Broadway Bod Busters at the Houston World Cup See article

Combat summit mounts threat to Bod Busters Combat teams' comeback reported

Spice up your combat life: A new F2D Web site See article

Secrets of getting a good combat prop See article

Using F2D airplanes in 80mph Combat See article

Michael Willcox selling F2D equipment See price list

F2D shutoff controversy: Blame Jeff Day!

An F2D (FAI Combat) primer by Ken Burdick

The winningest combat plane of all time? Read about the Sponge 80

How to convert centripetal shutoffs to line-tension type See Shop Tips

Does your diesel combat engine run slow? How to fix it in Shop Tips.

New shutoff rule for 2007 Bladder Grabber By Jeff Rein

Broadway Bod Busters Reunite By Ken Burdick

Getting the instant start in fast combat By Ken Burdick

MACA newsletter looking good, membership fees waived for 2006

Northwest CL combat flier dies in Iraq

Combat flying can get a bit physical, as demonstrated by Rich Salter of Seattle, Wash., (blue shirt), who is wrapped up by Ron Columbo of Michigan during the 2006 Bladder Grabber fast combat contest in Snohomish, Wash. Ron Enos photo.

Regular columns

Musings from the Combat Pits By Buzz Wilson

T-Bone's Combat Circle By Gary Harris

Links

For information about combat in the United States, see the Miniature Aircraft Combat Association web site. MACA is the combat special interest group recognized by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

Your District XI representative on the Academy of Model Aeronautics Combat Contest Board is Mark Hansen.

Preston Briggs maintains an excellent general combat information site.

For discussion of national combat matters, see Combat flying forum on Yahoo!

New England Combat News, covering combat flying in the Northeast

Now, here's something different!

Combat flier Jeff Dawson of San Antonio, Texas, shows off an unusual combat-style plane at the 2006 Bladder Grabber fast combat contest in Snohomish, Wash. The plane is powed by two O.S. .15 CVA engines and "goes quite fast and turns fairly tight," reports FL combat reporter Mel Lyne. It uses a single bladder tank and APC props. The plane was built by Stewart Mossman. Ron Enos photo.


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