Northwest control-line model aviation news

2006 news archive

See also 2006 Contest News archive

This is the "Latest News" archive of articles from the Flying Lines web site from 2006.

Preparing the OS Max .25FX for 80mph combat

Engine setup advice from Buzz Wilson See Combat section

Heavy Stunt: Improving your pattern

How does it feel? Bruce Hunt analyzes stunt piloting See Heavy Stunt in Aerobatics section

Setting up an efficient pit box for combat

Tips from Fall Follies 80mph Combat champ Buzz Wilson. See Combat section

How to set up the OS LA .40 for stunt

Don McClave describes his Tucker Special transformation Full story

20th annual Fall Follies

Big turnout closes the Northwest contest season in Salem Full story

PAC Carrier Fun Fly report

Rice Mill site in B.C. hooks some new carrier fliers Full story

21 fliers have fun in Pasco!

Columbia Basin Control Liners Fun Fly report Full story

R.F. Stevenson Memorial Contest

The Raider Roundup, as it's also known, produces some surprising results in Seattle. Full story

Northwest Speed in September

Speed fliers get going fast at Bill Riegel Field! Full story

Mission Wings Fun Fly report

BC model fliers know how to put the "fun" in fun-fly. Full story

Fun in the summer sun: WOLF barbecue and fun fly

Willamette Valley fliers gather in Salem Full story

Bladder Grabber 2006 report

Mel Lyne is last man standing in top-gun fast combat tournament Full story

TEAM Country Classic 2006 report

Second annual McMinnville aerobatic extravaganza! Full story

Tailhook 2006 report

Carrier results and a NW endurance record Full story

Western Canada Stunt Championships

Dirty Dan reports on the annual VGMC contest. Full story

Northwest's Paul Walker third, Regionals regular David Fitzgerald second!

Get full results on World Championships web site

U.S. National Championships results

Get the full AMA unofficial report. Full story.

Lucky Hand Fun Fly draws a winner

Bill Riegel Field hosts the annual summer poker hand fun fly. Full story.

WOLF fliers celebrate the Solstice

An evening of fun flying in Salem Full story

Stunt-a-Thun 2006: Airplanes big and small

Aerobatics fliers gather in Puyallup, Wash., for two days of flying in great weather on a fun flying venue. Full story.

New Orleans control-line club recovers from Hurricane Katrina

Think Northwest weather causes problems for flying? The New Orleans club field was devastated. Article and photos tell how they recovered from the damage. Full story.

Important Old-Time Stunt rules update

PAMPA Rules Chairperson Alice Cotton-Royer brings OTS fliers up to date Full story

How to set up a small electric-powered CL airplane

Floyd "Dr. Spark" Carter describes the successful Electric Ringmaster project. Full story

The Rainy Regionals

78 fliers brave the weather for the 35th annual Northwest CL showcase. Full story

May 13 fun-fly in Kent, Wash., draws out more than two dozen fliers

Northwest Skyraiders enjoy a lovely spring day. Lots of photos! Full story

April 29-30 fun-flies in McMinnville, Sedro-Woolley

Control-liners celebrate the 100th birthday of Jim Walker, and gather for fun and dBat. Full story.

Jim Walker Memorial opens NW competition season

Northwest fliers gather in Portland on April 21-23 for multi-event contest. Full story

See Bruce Hunt's new column on all things Stunt

New "Heavy Stunt" column by a Northwest expert. See Aerobatics section

McMinnville Fun Fly says good by to winter, hello to spring

Fliers gather at DeAlton-Bibbee Field on a beautiful April day. Full story

Things to do and see while you're in Eugene for the Regionals

Got a little time for a mini-vacation in the Willamette Valley? Here are tips for some non-modeling fun. Full story

General Aviation fly-in barbecue open to Regionals participants.

Right next to the Regionals flying field, pilots will be landing and lunch will be served! Full story.

Dr. Spark gives a NW perspective on the Vintage Stunt Championships

The region's ingition Old-Time Stunt expert travels to Tucson. See Aerobatics area

How to build a tank for your Clown Racer

Todd Ryan reveals all the secrets of a good racing tank. See Racing area

Salem's a second success in Winter Fun series.

Crowd gathers to fly at Bill Riegel Field on March 18. Full story.

Northwest Speed and Racing Flier Ron Salo dies

A true gentlemen of Northwest CL flying suffers a heart attack. Full Story.

Northwest combat flier dies in Iraq

Charlie Matheny of Stanwood, Wash., is an Iraq war casualty. Full story Report updated March 15

Stooge mishap gives near-catastrophic lesson in Murphy's Law

Here's one thing that can go wrong when using a stooge. By John Thompson. See Aerobatics area.

Muffling the Fox. 35 for Northwest Sport Race

Paul Gibeault reports on his 2005 experiment. See Racing area.

Regionals returns to Eugene

The Northwest Control-Line Regionals model airplane contest returns to Eugene on Memorial Day Weekend, 2006. Full story. You can download the Regionals Flyer, advance entry form and swap meet and motel info from the Where the Action Is calendar. Also see the event category pages for notes on specific events at the Regionals, and see the Northwest Message Boards page for Regionals discussion.

Regionals Swap Meet to be in aviation museum

The Willamette Modelers will again host the swap meet associated with the Regionals. This year, admission to the swap meet gets you in to the Oregon Air & Space Museum. Full story.

American Junior Classics just a click away

Dave Shrum describes the new web site and product development of Frank Macy's Jim Walker heritage company. Full story

Old-Time Stunt: Give it a whirl

Floyd Carter describes the popular nostalgia event. See Aerobatics area.

Eugene Fun Fly draws out fliers

Oregon CL fliers gathered under sunny skies on Feb. 19 at the site of the upcoming Northwest Regionals. See Contest News.

Competitor of Year results posted

See who was the top overall competitor in Northwest contests in 2005 in the Standings section.

Clubs posting latest activities, new planes, etc.

Check out the Club News section to find out what's happening on Northwest flying circles. The Evergreen Aero Modelers of McMinnville (TEAM) February newsletter is posted on the TEAM club page as a PDF, containing info on an upcoming static show and a big swap meet. Eugene Prop Spinners club page features early 2006 flying sessions and Floyd Carter's new sparker.

Dee Rice starting Ringmaster club

The club is devoted entirely to the old-time and classic Ringmaster design. Full story.

Regular columns

These are columns of general control-line flying interest. See the individual event areas for other columns of interest specifically to those categories.

Editor's Notebook

Notes and editorials from the editor, John Thompson

Heavy Stunt

PAMPA Dist. XI representative Bruce Hunt shares aerobatics tips and philosophy

NW Speed Scoop

Speed competition notes by Mike Hazel

Odds and Ends

Aerobatics flier and PAMPA rules chairman Alice Cotton-Royer discussions various stunt topics

The Real Dirt

Stunt ­ and other bad-boy commentary ­ By Dan Rutherford

Round & Round

The control-line modeler at large, by John Thompson

Snoopy's Gnuz

A variety of subjects on control-line flying and safety

T-Bone's Combat Circle

Combat information by Gary Harris

Zoot's Mixture

News and views by Mike Hazel

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