Thank you for visiting
I’ve only been home from the Toledo Weak Signals RC Expo for a couple of hours as I write
this, and I wanted to be sure to
thank everyone who offered me
his or her feedback concerning
the magazine, or stopped by the
Model Aviation booth to share
your thoughts and provide
input. It was all positive and
was greatly appreciated!
Trade shows and flying
events allow me and others on
the Media and Publications staff
to interact directly with our
members. I enjoy an opportunity
to discuss the hobby we all
appreciate and get input on your
satisfaction with the magazine
and the content that you would
like to see in the future.
I enjoy meeting our members,
so please don’t hesitate to talk to
me at a trade show, flying event,
or similar gathering.
I have fond memories of my
youth and my first Control Line
(CL) model: the Cox PT- 19. Its
break-apart design, using rubber
bands, saved it from most of my
early mistakes. The more serious
ones required a little glue, but
the model and its Cox .049
engine held up reasonably well.
I don’t know what became of my old model after I moved on to more advanced
aircraft. A few years ago, I purchased another Cox PT- 19 while attending the AMA
Expo in California. It is proudly displayed in my hobby room and it often tempts me
to take it out for a flight.
For all of our members who like being “connected” to their models, this issue is for
you. I have pulled together four feature articles covering several aspects of CL flying.
Our construction article on the Margaret June, by Bill Bischoff, should be of special
interest to anyone who participates in Goodyear Racing.
Fred Cronenwett, Model Aviation’s “Control Line Scale” columnist, provides
an excellent article titled “The Modern Control Line Scale Model,” and Clancy
Arnold walks readers through building U/Tronics Control for single-channel and
multichannel encoder and decoder units.
We round out our CL feature coverage with a review of the Micro-Scale Models
Super Ringmaster by Allen Goff. Enjoy!
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For all of our
members who like
to their models, this
issue is for you.
President Bob Brown
Executive Vice President Gary Fitch
Executive Director Dave Mathewson
Director of Media
and Publications Rob Kurek
Editor-in-Chief Jay Smith
Managing Editor Elizabeth Helms
Assistant Editor Jennifer Alderman
Copy Editor Rachelle Haughn
Designer/Editor Ashley Rauen
Technical Editor Bob Aberle
Art Director and
Production Manager Vickie Wilson
Graphic Designer Chris Savage
Multimedia Editor Chad Budreau
Media Producer Matt Ruddick
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