2018 Northwest Control-Line Model Aviation News Archive

Below are some of the headlines about CL activity in the region in 2018, 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 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


Northwest control-line news headlines

Mike Hazel regains Competitor of Year title See article and NW Standings>>

Orin Humphries' December 2018 column in Scale Matters: Vacuum molding

Portland Northwest Sport Race contest report See article

<< Building the 1/2-A Monoboom See article in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's October 2018 Musings from the Combat Pits column: The perfect stooge table

Orin Humphries' October 2018 column in Scale Matters: Trust nothing about .049s

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

Gene Pape's October 2018 column: Unexpected directions See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

<< 32nd Fall Follies wraps up 2018 Stunt season See article

Dave Royer wins Vintage Stunt Trophy -- See Northwest control-line competition standings >>

2018 Northwest Control-Line Speed Championships report and photos See article in Speed section

2018 R.F. Stevenson Raider Roundup results and photos See article

Combat's First 20 Years 30th installment: Combat photo scrapbook Vol. 2 in Combat section

Bladder Grabber XL report and photos See article in Combat section >>

Combat's First 20 Years 29th installment: Don Boleski in Combat section

Big turnout for 2018 Western Canada Stunt Championships See article in Aerobatics section

2018 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

Orin Humphries' July 2018 column in Scale Matters: Boyhood recollections at the Regionals

2018 Stunt-a-Thon results and photos See article

Combat Graffiti report See article in Combat section

Combat's First 20 Years 28th installment: The Woodchopper story in Combat section

Northwest Regionals report and photos See article >>

Gene Pape's May 2018 column: Should we consolidate? See Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

How to make a venturi for your Combat Graffiti plane See article in Combat section

<< Closed-door negotiations at the Jim Walker Memorial See article in Combat section

Contest season opens with Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up See article and photo gallery >>

Updated! Orin Humphries revisits .049 engines in his April 2018 column in Scale Matters:
Of Blackbirds, .049s and the pursuit of knowledge

Buzz Wilson's April 2018 Musings from the Combat Pits column: March Madness trip and trauma in Combat section

Starting the Nelson .65 Speed engine -- wow! See article in Speed section

Control-line Music! Flier/musician writes, performs song to go with AMA "Wired for Excitement" See article

A trip to March Madness See article in Gene Pape's Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section>>

Gene Pape's March 2018 column: New lessons, old lessons in Fast Combat technology,
in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Latest Round & Round Column: How we all contribute to the success of our favorite contests

Lots of flying at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 in Roseburg See article

Combat fliers Buzz Wilson and Gene Pape describe: The madness of contest preparation in Combat section

Gene Pape's February 2018 column: Getting the most out of the Fora .049, in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

The Nelson .65 for Speed See article in Speed section

Combat's First 20 Years 27th installment: The Rudner family in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2018 column: All about bladders for 1/2-A Combat in Musings from the Combat Pits

The ASP .25 for Northwest Sport Race See article in Racing section

Two rules changes take effect in 2018 for Northwest Sport Race: ASP .25 added to the engine list and shutoffs legalize
See article in NW Rules section

Combat's First 20 Years 26th installment: Combat photo scrapbook Vol. 1 in Combat section

Oregon and B.C. fliers greet 2018 with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

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 problem in Musings from the Combat Pits

2017 Competitor of Year title awarded See article on NW Standings page


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This page was upated Dec. 31, 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