model (.049 maximum) and fly as
fast as possible for 10 laps. There is no
static judging and the model has to be
based on a full-scale aircraft.
Because this is a Postal contest, you
fly the model at your own flying field
and then send the results to Jim. Look
on the website for the details and rules.
By the time you read this, registration
will be closed, but you can start
building a model for next year.
Three-Views and Books
Locating a good three-view for
your next project can sometimes be a
challenge. I have found three-views in
books, magazines, and a variety of other
sources. Squadron sells books about
aircraft that you don’t typically find in
other stores. Bob Banka has the largest
collection of three-views and sells walk-around pictures of full-scale aircraft.
When you choose a three-view for
your next project, first determine the
event in which you will be flying. Use
a detailed three-view for Sport Scale
and a simple three-view for Fun Scale.
Make sure the three-view does not
have any errors and shows the aircraft
version you are building.
I welcome contest reports, pictures,
and any projects you are building and
The deadline to send in your entry
for the 2014 CL Scale Nats is June 15,
so that AMA has enough time to order
the awards. Entries sent in after the
deadline will not be included in the
head count to determine how many
awards are required.
Brodak Manufacturing and Distributing
Cholla Choppers Model Airplane Club
Central Arizona CL Club
Circlemasters Flying Club
Bob’s Aircraft Documentation
Lee Machine Shop
AMA Contest Calendar
National Association of Scale Aeromodelers (NASA)
This German Mistel, built by
Keith Trostle, was second
in Unlimited 1/2A Scale.
129 Model Aviation APRIL 2014