2009 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2009, along with links to some of the technical articles and columns that appeared on the Flying Lines web site during the year. For a more complete look at CL activity in the Northwest, go to the Flying Lines home page and click on the links to various categories at the top of the home page.


For previous years' FL news headlines, see 2016 FL news archives | 2015 FL news archives | 2014 FL news archives | 2013 FL news archives | 2012 FL news archives | 2011 FL news archives | 2010 FL news archives | 2009 FL News archives | 2008 FL News archives | 2007 FL News archives | 2006 FL News archive


Making propellers, Part II, the First Prop See Article by Buzz Wilson
Part I, the mold See article

<< Jeff Rein is 2009 Competitor of the Year See article in Northwest Standings

The Ultimate Field Repair Kit See Zoot's Mixture December column in Regular Columns

Fireballs to host multi-event Flying Clown Day in 2010 See article

Rules change approved clarifying F2D Proto Speed lines, pull test and model weight See article in NW Rules section

Eugene Prop Spinners December Prop Spinner Chatter available for download See Northwest Club News

Octavio Rodriguez, a combat flier who lives in Cuba, recently discovered the Flying Lines web site and sent in some photos of himself and his F2D (FAI Combat) airplanes. He sends greetings to Northwest modelers and would love to hear from other CL fliers.

December Round & Round Column: Three events with one airplane (no experience necessary!) See Regular Columns

December Wolf Call available for download See WOLF page in Northwest Club News

Tips for storing lines and props See article in Musings from the Combat pits in Combat section

Proposal to change line diameter for 2010 80mph Combat withdrawn; voting canceled See article in NW Rules section

Jet News, year in review: See November 2009 column in NW Speed Scoop in Speed section

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

<< The new Phantom Racing concept See article in Racing section

Flying Flea Market classified ad page updated with new ads

How to set up the OS Max 25FX for 80mph combat See article in Combat section

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

<< Fall Follies 2009 contest report See article and photos

More Flying Lines newsletter back issues available for download See Back Issues page

Fun Fly inaugurates Auburn Airport flying venue See article and photos

VGMC Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt Event See photo gallery >>

Jeff Rein undefeated in Chehalis Cup series See series overview article

<< Chehalis Cup Contest No. 4 results See article

2009 Northwest Speed Bash results See article

Northwest records updated with Northwest Speed Bash results See NW Records

A typical flying day at East Delta Park See article in Fireballs section in NW Club News

Wayne Spears obituary, memorial service information See article in Northwest Fireballs page

R.F. Stevenson Memorial Raider Roundup Results Contest report and photos

How to build a combat plane launching stooge See article in Combat section

Prop rule change approved for 2010 Vintage Diesel Combat; engine rule change fails See article in Northwest Rules section

2009 "NS with BS" Mission Wings Fun fly report See article

<< Picco de Gallo 1/2-A Speed plane construction See article in Speed section

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

Noted California speed flier Frank Hunt dies See obituary

Oregon Blue Sky Stunt Classic results Full report and photos

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

Jeff Rein wins Bladder Grabber XXXI See report and photos

Chehalis Air Fair: Lots of flying for aviation enthusiasts See report in Northwest Skyraiders section of NW Club News

Western Canada Stunt Championships results See article

<< Reworking the Picco .8cc for 1/2-A Proto Speed See article in Speed section

Don McKay wins Fast Combat at U.S. Nationals See updated article in Combat section

Complete official U.S. Nationals results

Northwest Fireballs hold annual Happy Valley Fourth of July Flying Demonstration See article

Results of 2009 Postal Carrier contest See article

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

July Flight Deck column discusses "hanging" in Nostalgia Carrier See Flight Deck in Navy Carrier section

Northwest Fireballs page updated! See Northwest Fireballs page in NW Club News section

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

Lucky Hand Fun fly draws a crowd, and Greg Hart draws a hand! See article

Pat Johnston says the photo at right explains why we haven't seen him at many of the Northwest contests this year. "Annette is the best thing to happen to me since the invention of braided flying lines," Pat says. The official marriage time will be announced later. Congratulations, Pat and Annette!

Download updated 2009 scoresheets for Precision Aerobatics, Profile Stunt, Classic Stunt, Beginner Aerobatics, Old-Time Stunt in Aerobatics section

<<2009 Stuntathon results and photos See article

Longtime modelers Gil Coughlin and Frank Macy die See obituary

Regionals records updated with 2009 results See NW Regionals Records

R.F. Stevenson Raider Roundup 2009 flyer now available for download in Where the Action Is

Coordinated schedule for Northwest Combat in 2009 See article in Combat section

<< Northwest Regionals 2009 See report and photos

Dan Rutherford's Regionals Diary See The Real Dirt

Bod Busters at the 2009 Regionals! See article

Portland Stunt Clinic and Northwest Sport Race opener See report and photos in Aerobatics section

Practicing the stunt pattern: Better bottoms! Read new Heavy Stunt column in Aerobatics section

Eugene Prop Spinners add furniture to Eugene flying field See Northwest Club News

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

Jim Walker Memorial 2009 contest: Full report and photos!

<< TEAM losing McMinnville control-line circles See article

Fireballs are doing lots of weekday flying in Portland See Northwest Fireballs page in NW Club News section

Oregon Flying Fun No. 4 is "Flying Fun in the Sun" See article in TEAM section of NW Club News

BBB shows big at first major race See article in Bod Busters section

All About F2D Proto See article in Speed section >>

Updated March 25 Chehalis Cup and 1/2-A Opener launch contest season! See article in Combat section

Looking for CL products near you? Check Northwest Hobby Shops page

BBB's revolutionary shutoff research See article in Combat section >>

Weather blows, rains out Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 at the Salem field See article in WOLF section of NW Club News

Snoopy's Gnuz March column explains how to break in diesel engines See Regular Columns

A View from Broadway: Global Combat Change See article in Combat section

Oregon CL flier Terry Miller dies See obituary

Make a carbon fiber landing gear See article in Speed section >>

Getting a line on wire, and other speed matters See March NW Speed Scoop in Speed section

<< How to build a Vintage Diesel Combat plane See article in Combat section

Paul Gibeault joins the Broadway Bod Busters See article in Bod Busters section

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

Oregon Flying Fun No. 2: Lots of flying and hobnobbing! See article >>

Northwest Skyraiders January Skywriter available for download See Northwest Club News

80mph Combat rules change proposal fails See article in Northwest Rules section

Broadway Bod Busters Year 2008 in review See article in Bod Busters section

Chehalis Cup combat series flyer available for download See Where the Action Is

Bruce Hunt is 2008 Competitor of the Year
See article in Northwest Standings

Changes to Vintage Diesel Combat and F2D Proto rules approved See article in Northwest Rules section

AMA rulebook for 2009-2010 now online See article


For other years' FL news headlines, see 2015 FL news archives | 2014 FL news archives | 2013 FL news archives | 2012 FL news archives | 2011 FL news archives | 2010 FL news archives | 2009 FL News archives | 2008 FL News archives | 2007 FL News archives | 2006 FL News archive


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