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.
Mike Potter's Skyraider
This beautiful Northwest Sport 40 Navy Carrier plane is by Mike Potter of Auburn, Wash. seen at the 2017 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore. It is a Douglas A1 Skyraider in the colors of Navy Attack Squadron 176. The full-scale airplane shot down a MIG 17 on June 29, 1965. The model is built from a Brodak kit and powered by an OS FP .40. Flying Lines photo.
Mike Haverly's Super Chimpunk
Mike Haverly of Auburn, Wash., has produced another beautiful electric-powered plane for Precision Aerobatics. This one made its debut at the 2017 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore. Mike adds some additional detail: "The plane is a severely kit-bashed Sig Chipmunk. The tail is lengthened two inches, the stab and elevator are increased in size to be 22% of the wing area. The total area of the tail plane is divided into 60% for the stab and 40% elevator. The wingspan is a little longer but the tips are made to resemble the "clipped" version of the full size DeHavilland Super Chipmunk. ... The wings and tail surfaces are dope only and the fuselage is auto polyurethane over dope." Flying Lines photo.
Steve Vallve's Ringmaster X-wing
Steve Vallve of Eltham, Australia, wanted something different to fly in one of the annual Ringmaster fly-a-thons, so he built this Ringmaster X-wing, designed by Pat King. It was powered by an Evolution .60. A crash ended the plane's relatively short lifespan, but Steve reports that "There was no doubt that it had a prescence on the field." Steve Vallve photo.
Paul Walker's P-47
This is Paul Walker's Precision Aerobatics plane for 2017, styled after the P-47 warbird. It weighs 60 oz. at takeoff with a 6S2700 battery, Igor Burger motor management system and 12x5 Igor underchambered three- blade prop. Power is a Plettenberg 15-22 electric motor. Paul Walker photo.
Chris Cox's 2017 Defiant
This is the 2017 version of the Defiant, built by Chris Cox of Delta, B.C. The Defiant, is based on Paul Walker's Predator design. Power is electric. Chris Cox photo.
Gordon Van Tighem's Mustang
Gordon Van Tighem of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, flew all the way to the 2017 Vintage Stunt Championships in Tucson, Ariz., to enter this take-apart Veco Mustang, powered by an Enya .25, in Old-Time Stunt. Gordon Van Tighem photo.
Douglas Marra's Spitfire
Regular Flying Lines reader Douglas Marra of Brazil sent in this photo of his stunter based on the Spitfire Mk XVI. The plane is powered by a Fox .35. Douglas Marra photo.
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