Tucson 1/2A Scale Contest
The Cholla Choppers held its annual
1/2A Scale contest in October 2013.
Lou Wolgast took first place in Limited
with his three-engine de Havilland
D.H. 66 Hercules. He had two Cox
Tee Dee .049s and a Cox .049 Black
Widow in the nose.
Bonus points can make a difference
in this event. All of the entries in the
Limited category were multiengine and
only two were biplanes.
The Unlimited category had five
entries. Leroy Black, flying his Norvel
.061-powered Heinkel He 219,
Keith has a Cox Tee Dee .049 in the
Bf 109 and a pair of Norvel .061s in
the Ju 88. He added a flexible pushrod
from the Ju 88 that came through the
bottom of the Bf 109 using three-line
Another model worth noting was Al
Culver’s Convair Model 48 Charger
that took fifth place in Unlimited. He
had 2. 4 GHz controls for the throttle
and retractable landing gear.
1/2A Scale Contests in 2014
The Circlemasters CL club in
Milwaukee holds its annual contest
in June. The Brodak Fly-In is also in
June. The AMA Nats are in July at the
International Aeromodeling Center
(IAC) in Muncie. The FCM contest is
held in late August at the IAC.
The Treetown Modelaires club
is adding 1/2A Scale to its annual
September event in Sugar Grove,
Illinois, and the Broken Arrow
Scale contest is held in St. Louis in
September. The Cholla Choppers
holds its annual contest in October in
Tucson. The Central Arizona CL Club
has added 1/2A Scale to its traditional
Scale contest in late October.
Look in the AMA Contest Calendar
or contact the sponsoring organization
to verify the contest dates. Brodak
rules are used at the Circlemasters
contest, at the Brodak Fly-In, the Nats,
and the FCM contest. The Cholla
Choppers rules are used at the Tucson
and Phoenix contests and the Broken
Arrow contest has its own set of rules.
Call the CD before going to a
contest to verify which rules are
being used. Contact me for rules and
information regarding the Broken
Arrow Scale contest.
1/2A Scale Racing
Jim Roselle is running a Postal 1/2A
Scale Speed contest. The goal is to
build a Stand-Off Scale 1/2A-powered
128 Model Aviation APRIL 2014