which meant that the individual
judge’s score was used to break the tie.
I took top static with my B- 29.
Bill Avera got the best flight score in
Profile Scale and earned first place with
182.75 points. I placed second with
182.0 points, and Harry was third with
180.75 points. It was a close race with
only a two-point difference between
first and third.
People like to see multiengine
models, and with at least seven at this
year’s contest, the spectators were not
disappointed. If there had been an
award for the number of multiengine
models one pilot entered, it would
have gone to Ed Mason.
Ed brought three multiengine
models and flew his B- 17 in F4B. The
larger DC- 6 was built from a Kyosho
kit and he flew it in Sport Scale. His
smaller DC- 6, flown in Fun Scale, was
built from a Dare kit.
The system of choice is becoming
the 2. 4 GHz system. If you already
have electronics installed in the model,
you can easily replace the down-the-line receiver with a 2. 4 GHz receiver
and use uncoated, braided lines. Every
type of throttle control system is still in
use, including three-line, down-the-line
electronics, and single channel.
I welcome contest reports, upcoming
contest flyers, pictures, and any projects
you are building and flying. Now that
we are in the colder months, it’s time
to be in the workshop building for the
warmer months ahead.
Look at the new rules with the new
line diameters. There are some changes
that will increase the line diameters for
NASA Scale Classic
New CL Scale rules
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