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.


April-July 2014 Favorite Planes Gallery


Floyd Carter's Boxcar Chief

Spark-ignition and Old-Time Stunt expert Floyd Carter of Eugene, Ore., has recently made the first flights on this 1947 Boxcar Chief. A good looking and flying plane, as always. The engine is a Super Cyclone .65 from the 1940s. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Parker's Regal Raider

This is another of the beautiful vintage control-line planes displayed by Bob Parker at the 2014 Stunt-a-Thon. This one is a restored B Proto Speed Regal Raider by Harter Models.  It was built in 1955 by Robert Hatch.  It has a Dooling 29 and is signed by Robert Hatch on the stab. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Parker's Sterling Polish Fighter

This is another of the beautiful vintage control-line planes displayed by Bob Parker at the 2014 Stunt-a-Thon. This one is a Sterling Polish Fighter built from a partial kit given to Bob by Gil Coughlin.  It is dedicated to Gil in his memory.  It has an O&R 33 red head glow engine.  The kit dates to about 1950. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Parker's Consolidated Tarpin

This is another of the beautiful vintage control-line planes displayed by Bob Parker at the 2014 Stunt-a-Thon. This one is a Consolidated Tarpin from 1945.  It is a take-apart plane, painted exactly as the plan and box art. It is powered by an OK 60 ignition. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Parker's Scientific Atomic

This is another of the beautiful vintage control-line planes displayed by Bob Parker at the 2014 Stunt-a-Thon. This one is a Scientific Atomic racer from 1947.  It is powered by an O&R 19 sideport ignition.  It was designed by Leon Shulman in 1942, kitted in 1947 and signed by Shulman in 2005 when he was 90 years old. Flying Lines photo.

Bob Parker's Checkala Roma

Bob Parker displayed several beautiful vintage control-line planes at the 2014 Stunt-a-Thon. This one is a replica of Davy Slagle's Checkala Roma, which won the first Walker Cup aerobatics trophy in 1946. Plans were published in 1948; the paint is exactly as shown in magazine photos except that the AMA number is Bob's. Power is a Super Cyclone .60 on ignition. Bob built the plane in 1996 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walker Cup. Flying Lines photo.

Ignacio Gil Saenz-Hermua's Stiletto

Les McDonald's Stiletto design endures as one of the all-time favorites. This one was built by Ignacio Gil Saenz-Hermua of Malaga, Spain. It's powered by SuperTigre and weighs 53 oz., swinging an 11x6 Zinger prop. Ignacio Gil Saenz-Hermua photo.

Mike Massey's Lago-C

Mike Massey of Cottage Grove, Ore., finished this modified Legacy, which he calls the Lago-C, in the spring of 2-14. The plane is reduced by 10% from the original design and powered with an O.S. LA .46. Mike also modified the fuselage profile. Mike Massey photo.

Rob Duckering's Oriental

Rob Duckering of Edmonton, Alberta, finished this Oriental for 2014. It started an almost-ready-to-cover model, and Rob finished it with silkspan, Brodak dope and automotive clear. Power is a Brodak 40. The plane came in weighing 45.5 oz. Rob Duckering photo.

Mark Hansen's All American Stunt Trainer

Just for fun: Mark Hansen's 1950 All American Stunt Trainer, designed by Hal DeBolt. It has a wingspan of 27 inches and flies very well on 52-foot lines, powered by the Cox Medallion .09, as Mark demonstrated at the 2014 Oregon Flying Fun No. 4. Mark Hansen photo.

Chris Cox's 2014 Crossfire

This is Chris Cox's Precision Aerobatics plane for 2014, another version of the Bob Hunt Crossfire. It took second place in Expert class at the 2014 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore. Flying Lines photo.

Alan Resinger's 2014 Crossfire

This is Alan Resinger's Precision Aerobatics plane for 2014, another version of the Bob Hunt Crossfire. Mike Haverly photo.

Mike Haverly's 5th Element

This is Mike Haverly's Precision Aerobatics plane for 2014, a modified Sultan he calls 5th Element. The power train is an E-flite Power 32, Castle Creations Ice Lite 75 ESC, Hubin FM-9 timer and Thunderpower 5s 2700 battery. The finish is Randolph dope. Mike Haverly photo.

Don McClave's Cutlass

Don McClave of Portland, Ore., built this Old-Time Stunt plane for 2014. It's a Cutlass, powered by an Aero Tiger .36. Christine McClave photo.


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This page was upated Aug. 4, 2014