2017 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2017, along with links to some of the technical articles and columns that appeared on the Flying Lines website 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 other years' FL news headlines, see 2016 FL news archive | 2015 FL news archive | 2014 FL news archive | 2013 FL news archive| 2012 FL news archive | 2011 FL news archive | 2010 FL news archive | 2009 FL news archive | 2008 FL news archive | 2007 FL news archive | 2006 FL news archive


Northwest control-line news headlines

Combat's First 20 Years 25th installment: Bob Nelson in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's January 2018 column: Fora 1/2-A Combat engine bearing problems in Musings from the Combat Pits

Competitor of Year title awarded See article on NW Standings page

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club December 2017 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Eugene Prop Spinners club December 2017 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Two rules change proposals under consideration for Northwest Sport Race: An addition to the engine list and legalization of shutoffs See article in NW Rules section

Back Issues project continues with December 1985 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

Combat's First 20 Years 24th installment: Year 1961 in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's December column: A safety thong you can't miss in Musings from the Combat Pits >>

<< Strong turnout for Portland Northwest Sport Race See article in Racing section

Orin Humphries discusses fuel for 1/2-A engines in his November 2017 column in Scale Matters

Combat's First 20 Years 23rd installment: Doc Passen in Combat section

Mark Hansen's latest The Cognitive Modeler column: An introduction to the strength of materials in Regular columns

Fall Finale Fun Fly is Fabulous See article on WOLF page in NW Club News

Northwest fliers participate in Ringmaster fly-a-thon See article

Combat's First 20 Years 22nd installment: Year 1960 in Combat section

Mike Haverly repeats as Vintage Stunt champion! See 2017 Final Standings

Fall Follies tops off Northwest stunt season See article in Aerobatics section >>

Gene Pape's latest column: Scattered focus, and what to fly at the 2018 Regionals
in September 2017 Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< Northwest Control-Line Speed Championships report and photo
See article in Speed section

2017 R.F. Stevenson Raider Roundup results and photos See article in Skyraiders page in NW Club News

Combat's First 20 Years 21st installment: Burton Goldsmith in Combat section

Zoot Ranch Fun Fly is a big hit with fliers and potluck enthusiasts See article >>

Mark Hansen's September The Cognitive Modeler column: Cox reed valve engines in Regular columns

Bladder Grabber XXXIX report and photos See article in Combat section

2017 Western Canada Stunt Championships results and photos See article in Aerobatics section

Buzz Wilson's August column: Small tools for the Combat field in Musings from the Combat Pits

Boris the D Speed engine roars to life! See article in Speed section

Report on 2017 Nearly 1/2-A Fun Stunt See article on Vancouver Gas Model club page in NW Club News

Orin Humphries discusses 1/2-A engines in his July 2017 column in Scale Matters

Portland modelers turn out for June fun fly See article on Northwest Fireballs page in NW Club News

2017 Stunt-a-Thon results and photos See article in Aerobatics section

Report and photos
of 2017 Northwest Regionals See article >>

<< 2017 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results and photos See article on Northwest Fireballs page in Northwest Club News

'Boris' the D Speed engine breathes easier See article in Speed section

Model aircraft flying banned at Seattle's Carkeek Park -- See details at Northwest CL Flying Fields

Combat's First 20 Years 20th installment: Year 1959 in Combat section

Combat's First 20 Years 19th installment: Gary Frost in Combat section

Organized CL action returns to McMinnville at Oregon Flying Fun No. 4 See article on The Evergreen Aeromodelers page
in Northwest Club News

<< Advanced Northwest B Proto See article in Speed section

Combat's First 20 Years 18th installment: The years 1957 and 1958 in Combat section

2017 Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 braves dismal forcast See article on WOLF page in NW Club News

Combat's First 20 Years 17th installment: The year 1956 in Combat section

D Speed Boris gets a ride! See article in Speed section >>

Combat's First 20 Years 16th installment: Bill Tucker in Combat section

See Buzz Wilson's latest Musings from the Combat Pits column, Aeronautic quips and quotes, in Regular columns

Fliers defy the raindrops at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 See article

Combat's First 20 Years 15th installment: The Transition Years in Combat section

Beginner's guide to Northwest B Proto Speed See article in Speed section

Want to get started racing in the Northwest? See Racing made easy in the Fast Laps column in the Racing section

Combat's First 20 Years 14th installment: Barry Baxter in Combat section

<< Reworking 'Boris' for D Speed See article in Speed section

Northwest fliers open season with Polar Bear Fun Fly and Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 See article

Combat's First 20 Years 13th installment: Carl Berryman in Combat section

Mike Hazel wins Competitor of Year title See article on NW Standings page >>



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This page was upated Jan. 1, 2018


For other years' FL news headlines, see 2017 FL news archive | 2016 FL news archive | 2015 FL news archive | 2014 FL news archive | 2013 FL news archive | 2012 FL news archive | 2011 FL news archive | 2010 FL news archive | 2009 FL news archive | 2008 FL news archive | 2007 FL news archive | 2006 FL news archive