Allen Goff (L) accepts an award from Mark Lanterman for CL Fun Scale
on Sunday. The temperature was still cold!
Ed Mason’s Douglas DC- 6 sports a 6.5-foot wingspan and is powered
by four O.S. engines. The model finished third in Sport Scale.
Grant Hiestand displays his Sig Spacewalker. This was another nice
electric-powered model entered in CL Scale. It is flown on 65-foot lines
and utilizes a sound module.
opened as the model taxied back to the pits. The landing light,
mounted in the lower wing panel, lowered and turned on.
A CL Scale model that caught my eye was the Rearwin
Speedster 6000C. Jim Fruit came to compete with an
unusual aircraft based on the full-scale Rearwin Speedster at
the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Jim
did a nice job finishing the 60-inch wingspan model. Powered
by a .40-size electric motor, it uses a Brodak bellcrank and
has a homemade handle.
Ed Mason brought a kit-built Douglas DC- 6. He powered
the airliner with four O.S. . 25 two-stroke engines. It spans 78
inches and weighs 14 pounds. Nicely finished in a military
transport color scheme, I had hoped to see this airplane fly.
The largest model in CL competition was Grant Hiestand’s
1/3-scale Sig Spacewalker. The 103-inch wingspan model only
weighed 171/2 pounds and was powered by an E-flite Power
160 electric motor. A Futaba radio and sound module were
used with the aircraft. Grant came with all of this packed into
a Toyota Prius four-door hatchback!
Dennis Crooks brought a nice F7F Tigercat built from an
old Bridi kit. The fiberglass and wood model has a 10-foot
wingspan and is powered by Robart 7.8cc radial engines. He
used Klass Kote paint and the model is controlled by a Futaba
18MZ transmitter. With an aircraft this large, wheel brakes
are necessary and his worked great. The radials didn’t like the
cold weather and the starboard engine kept quitting in flight,
but even with these distractions, Dennis managed to bring the
Tigercat back to the runway after each flight.
The Bob Lirette NASA Flight Achievement Award was
presented to Bob Patton, who flew his T-34B in Designer Scale.
The 1/4-scale model weighs 115 pounds and is powered by
a 3W 220cc four-cylinder engine. Bob purchases few model
parts, so most were scratch-built. Painted with PPG paint, the
weathering looks spot-on.
Everyone in NASA wanted to be sure to thank the sponsors
listed in the sidebar.
The 2015 event will be held on September 25-27, at the
Lexington Model Airplane Club field in Lexington, Kentucky.
Come out and join in the fun and discover Scale modeling!
NASA Scale Classic
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