The Northwest's Favorite Planes
Northwest control-line model airplane fliers are invited to submit photos and information about their favorite planes, for posting on this Flying Lines page.
Ken Burdick's F2A Speed plane
Control-line model model building is not just about the airplanes. It can also be about support equipment, such as this elegant box made by Ken Burdick of Kamloops, B.C., to transport his A. Valishev F2A Speed plane. The plane is a 2011 model powerd by a 2004 Profi engine. F2A Speed is the international (FAI) class of Speed flown at the world championships and other prestige model airplane contests. See Part 2 of Ken's article about entering into the complex world of F2A Speed. Ken Burdick photo
Fred Cesquim's Falcao
Regular FL reader Fred Cesquim of São Paulo, Brazil, was commissioned to build this Falcao from a very rare kit produced in the 1950s by Casa Aerobras, a prominent Brazilian model airplane kit maker. Finish is automotive lacquer and clear coat over doped polyspan. Fred Cesquim photo
'Bob Welch's Oriental
Bob Welch of Federal Way, Wash., built this Oriental, powered by an E-Flite 25, using a 4-cell battery, 11x5.5 prop, and .015"x60' lines. It is used in the Classic Stunt event. Bob Welch photo
Jim Hoffman's Predator
Jim Hoffman of Chandler, Ariz., built this electric-powered Predator with foam flying surfaces for Precision Aerobatics in 2019. Jim provides the details: "Removable flaps and elevators. Molded fuse top and bottom. Finish is Randolph dope over a carbon mat base. Automotive urethane top clear coat. Fuse construction and aerodynamics stayed true to Paul Walker’s design. All the standard adjustables. Power train uses a Cobra C-2826/12 Brushless Motor, Castle Creations Phoenix Edge Lite 50 Amp ESC, Hubin Timer, and a Thunderpower ProLite X 2800mAh 6S battery. Hobby King arming plug and Tru Turn spinner. Using a variety of props 11-12 inch diameter, 2 and 3 blades, Carbon Fiber and APC plastic. Ready-to-fly weight is 68 oz. includes 2.5 oz. nose weight + 13 oz. battery. Uses 63’ x 018" lines (66’ center to center)." Jim Hoffman photo.
Bob Welch's Barnstormer
Bob Welch of Federal Way, Wash., scratch-built this Barnstormer from Mike Haverly plans and powered it with an E-Flite 15 with a three-cell battery, 11x5.5 prop, and flown on 57-foot .012" lines. Bob Welch photo.
Mike Haverly's Barnstormer
Mike Havery of Auburn, Wash., built this Barnstormer to be flown in Old-Time Stunt in 2020. Power is an O.S. .25FP; finish is Ultracote on the wings and automotive paint on the fuselage, with vinyl trim. Flying weight is 33 oz. Mike Haverly photo.
Jim Morton's United
Mike Hazel's Tamigo Trainer
This is a Mike Hoyt Tamigo Trainer, which was a kit that he sold in the 1960s and 70s. Mike Hazel built the plane to about 90% completion many years ago and finished it in early 2020. This jet plane is just for fun. Power is an early 1950s DynaJet engine. Mike Hazel photo.
Ken Burdick's Combat Streak
Ken Burdick of Kamloops, B.C., built this Combat Streak for use in the Graffiti Combat event that has been held in British Columbia several times in recent years. The Streak is powered by a 1958 Fox "combat special" Black Head. Ken Burdick photo.
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This page was upated March 30, 2020