B.C. fliers enjoy 'polar bear' flying on New Year's Day

Portland fliers enjoying the chow!By Bruce Duncan

Well, another Jan. 1 has come and gone and the Vancouver Gas Model Club's Polar Bear fun Fly had about 25 modelers participating. Weather always being a concern at this time of year was not an issue. The weather was great, reasonable temperature, about 7 C that's about 44 F, very light wind the whole day. Some of us put in our flights then went for lunch, others stayed the whole day until it was nearly dark.

This year we had glow, diesel, and electric models fly and maybe we can talk Mike Conner into bolting an ignition engine into one of his many models for next year. There was a combination of almost all types of control line model, D-bat, stunt, OTS, profiles, full bodied and no bodied(the D-Bats) models. The participation of both the VGMC and Pacific Aeromodellers Club was good for CL modeling in this area.

Click here to see a video of the Polar Bear Fun Fly made by VGMC member Joe Yau.

Polar Bear Fun Fly photo gallery

Bruce reports that the main camera broke, but a few pictures were taken with a backup by Gerry Boyd. Here they are:

The pictures below were taken by Barrie Hobkirk:

At left is a Dominator Vintage Diesel Combat plane and at right is an ARF Flite Streak, both built by Barrie Hobkirk.

The pictures below were taken by Joe Yau:

Alan Resinger holds Chris Cox's new e-Saturn.

Joe Yau's  Stalker .61-powered Magnum Plus (built by Keith Varley).

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