This is the gate to RC modeling heaven. The
Triple Tree Aerodrome is arguably the premier RC
venue in the world, and each year it’s the home
to the world’s biggest fly-in: Joe Nall.
The entire week, while visiting the Triple Tree Aerodrome near Woodruff, South Carolina, I kept asking myself, “How would I describe the Joe Nall experience?” It
nearly defies description. It can be laid out in a few words
and stats, but does that adequately describe the event? One
thing is certain, Joe Nall Week has evolved into a unique RC
gathering that crosses boundaries as no other event does.
Not only do enthusiasts from nearly every segment of flying
participate, but other RC disciplines such as cars and boats
show up in certain areas of the more than 400-acre site. While
I was there I saw sailplanes, warbirds, helicopters, scale helis,
sport jets, scale jets, military jets, corporate jets, commercial
jets, scale airplanes, sport airplanes, turboprops, aerobatic
aircraft, 3-D airplanes, float airplanes, Control Line (CL)
models, electric, gas, glow, and turbine engines—engines of so
many configurations that I couldn’t possibly name them all.
28 Model Aviation SEP TEMBER 2016