A Horizon T- 28 ARF in flight at the July 16-17 fly-in. A 1/4-scale Fokker Dr.I built from a Balsa USA kit.
A close-up of the details on Al Kretz’s Fokker D.VII.
Coffee Airfoilers Warbird Fly-In
I went to Tullahoma, Tennessee,
for the Coffee Airfoilers Model R/C
Club Warbird Fly-In the weekend of
July 16-17. Although I was only able
to attend for one day, I had a great
time. Contest director Paul Green,
club president Don Cleveland, club
secretary Bonny Jenkins, and a host
of volunteers made everyone feel
welcome. The weather was hot and
muggy, but the field was great with
a 20 x 500-foot paved runway and a
large grass runway.
There was a variety of warbirds at the
event and flights went on all day except
during the noontime show when all of
the aircraft were put on the runway.
Everyone selected his or her favorites for
the “Best Of” awards.
There was a gaggle of P-47s, similar
to what you would see at many Scale
gatherings, along with World War I,
World War II, and post-WW II models.
I brought my new Horizon Hobby
T- 28. There were three there that day.
I’d never flown mine and did the maiden
flight there with a pilot who had flown
at that field before. The model is a
pussycat in the air and seems to have no
I added extra hinge tape to the flaps,
which was recommended in most of
the articles that I have read about the
aircraft. Using a 5,000 mAh six-cell LiPo
battery for power, it seems to work fine
for seven- to nine-minute flights.
There were a few campers, including
my friend Al Kretz. I hope to take my
camper there next year for the event. It’s
dry camping with no electric hookups,
and the sites are close to the runway.
The flying site is on the Arnold Air
Force Base, approximately 12 miles from
I- 24. I’ve already marked this one on the
calendar for next year. Hope to see you
Fair skies and tailwinds.
National Association of Scale Aeromodelers (NASA)
Coffee Airfoilers Model R/C Club
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
RC2 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2016 www.ModelAviation.com