Above: Among the many pilots who attended
the 2014 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous was Frank
Scott of Dayton OH, who stopped to chat
at the Air Ace display. Frank is a master
modeler and has hosted many FAC contests
at the museum. Photo by Charlie Sauter.
Left: British author Andrew Robertshaw
came to the 2014 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
authentically uniformed. He spoke
authoritatively about early WW I aviation and
those who participated in it. Sauter photo.
Above: Walt Farrell
placed second in FAC
Scale with his portly,
Breda Ba 88. Photo
by Mark Batterson.
Left: Two Fairey
entered into the
event. F.S. Gilbert’s
aircraft wowed the
Scale judges with its
attention to detail.
Photo by Pat Murray.
by Dennis Norman
As last winter’s arctic blasts rolled through much of the country, it appeared
that Peck-Polymers, a well-known
mainstay of Free Flight (FF)
Scale kits and supplies, might
be closing its doors forever.
Fortunately, Chuck Imbergamo
(doing business as Wind-it-up
Enterprises) stepped in and
Chuck has been busy designing
a new website, restocking depleted
inventory, and planning the creation
of new kits for our building pleasure.
Chuck’s vigor and enthusiasm bodes
well for our hobby. I encourage you to
look at his efforts and enthusiastically
A New Beginning
Lee Campbell was a leader in FF
and FF Scale activity for decades.
Among other things, he was one of the
founding fathers of the Cleveland Free
Flight Society in the early 1970s. His
kit-manufacturing business, Campbell’s
Custom Kits, has long provided us with
high-quality kits and supplies.
Unfortunately, Lee has developed
health problems that have forced him
to move from the Muncie, Indiana,
area to Detroit, and his company was
put up for sale. I am happy to report
that Campbell’s Custom Kits has been
purchased by Mark Freeland of Retro
RC, who intends to continue and
expand Lee’s company. Mark’s well-known enthusiasm and the quality
of his efforts will provide Campbell’s
Custom Kits with ample energy for its
I also encourage you to follow and
support Mark’s efforts.
2014 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
Many thanks to all for your warm
reception of my feature articles about
the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous and the
2014 Flying Aces
in the February
Both events were
the photo coverage
for each was
could only show
a fraction of the
The Dawn Patrol Rendezvous coverage
was nicely augmented online, but I am
including a few pictures in this column
for you to appreciate, in case you do
not have Internet access.
125 Model Aviation JUNE 2015 www.ModelAviation.com