Larry (L) and Leroy Fuehrer
prepare Leroy’s Profile
Guardian for a practice flight
at one of the Rocky Mountain
Aeromodelers’ flying sites.
Photo by Tony Livaudais.
first Carrier model is
this Grumman F6F
Hellcat, designed by
The AMA Contest Boards are starting to consider rule changes that will become effective in
January 2015. Because of the lead time
for this column, I cannot list proposals
on which the CL Navy Carrier Contest
Board will be voting. The proposals
are available on the AMA website at
www.modelaircraft.org, under the
Competitions and Events section and
headings of “Rules and Regulations,” and
All proposals will be published on
the website before the initial voting by
the various contest boards takes place.
You are invited and encouraged to
research the proposals that relate to your
events—especially Navy Carrier—and
by Dick Perry
know your views concerning each proposal. The addresses for these representatives
are also listed on the AMA website.
The deadline for the initial voting is May 1, so your comments should be directed
to your representative in the early part of April to ensure your opinion is heard and
New Carrier Modelers
I received some photos and information from Tony Livaudais, editor of the
Probable Cause newsletter for the Rocky Mountain Aeromodelers (RAM). Tony is
starting to fly Carrier with the encouragement of longtime Carrier fliers and RAM
members, Larry and Leroy Fuehrer.
Larry’s first Carrier model is a profile Grumman Hellcat designed by Andy
Housden and intended for Northwest Sport 40 flying. The O.S. FP40
is the power required by the event.
Larry is working to provide a new carrier deck that is more
compact and portable than the RAM’s original deck. The new deck
would be easier to transport and set up on any of the various sites
used by the RAM club.
As you can see in the photo above, the club’s
current Carrier practice area consists of painted
lines on a parking lot.
Eric Conley’s New . 15
Eric Conley’s latest design is a new model for
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