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.
May-July 2015 Favorite Planes Gallery
Ken Burdick's Lagwagon
Ken Burdick designed and built this plane for the Northwest B Proto Speed event. It's called the Lagwagon, and it's powered by an O.S. LA .25. It weighs 18 oz. and carries a mini-pipe made from a Macs muffler. Control is a Fast Hippy speed parts monoline system. See Ken's article about construction of the Lagwagon and other B Proto information. Ken Burdick photo.
Shawn Lenci's Vector
Shawn Lenci's Vector, with E-Flite electric power is seen on the appearance judging line at the 2015 Northwest Regionals. Lenci, of Escalon, Calif., flies the plane in Advanced Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.
Marshall Palmer's Skipjack
Paul Pomposo's Temptation V
Paul Pomposo's Temptation V is seen on the appearance judging line at the 2015 Northwest Regionals. Paul flies the plane in Expert Precision Aerobatics. Flying Lines photo.
Scott Riese's Caprice
A little glitter in the paint makes an elegant finish on Scott Riese's Caprice jump from pretty to "Wow!" Above, the plane shines in the pits at the 2015 Lucky Hand Fun Fly, and below, its seen in a Classic Stunt competition flight at the 2015 Northwest Regionals.Flying Lines photo
Mark Scarborough's Predator
David Fitzgerald's Thunder Gazer
This is David Fitzgerald's latest Thunder Gazer, winner of Expert Precision Aerobatics at the 2015 Northwest Regionals. Flying Lines photo.
Paul Walker's Predator
The 2015 version of Paul Walker's Predator made its first contest appearance at the Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore., on April 19, 2015. Flying Lines photo.
Gene Pape's Devastator
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gene Pape of Eugene, Ore., designed and flew a fast combat plane called the Devastator. Gene has updated the Devastator design for the 21st century. The modern version features the Nelson .36 engine, metal motor mounts and the H&R shutoff bellcrank. Flying Lines photo.
Chris Cox's 2015 Crossfire XL
Chris Cox's beautiful 2015 Crossfire XL, flown in expert precision aerobatics at the Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore., on April 19. Cox and Alan Resinger built larger versions of the Crossfire, designed by Bob Hunt, for 2015. Flying Lines photo.