BLUE 4 OUT

“Will could hardly see forward through the smashed windscreen. He pushed back the canopy for better visibility. It moved an inch and no more. He panicked. Then he put both feet on the dashboard and pulled with both hands. “


 

BY  
Dr. Richard Zapf

“BLUE 4 OUT”


a post-Battle of Britain short story

Young Will Smythe was Blue 4 in a flight of four Hawker Hurricanes on a mission to wrest control of the skies over France after the tumultuous Battle of Britain.  Having never fired his guns in anger, and dreaming of his girl Melissa and their upcoming Valentines Day date, Will and his flight take on Germany’s best – the infamous Abbeville Boys.  It’s a wild ride as Will takes us through the hair-raising raid behind enemy lines, his frantic escape, and the final encounter as he crosses the Channel and nears the safety of Mother England.

Feel the cold sweat of World War 2 aerial combat..

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Stealth Squadron Summer Meet – September 7 in Amesbury, MA

 

join us!

The next local meet is September 7 at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA about 30 minutes north of Boston. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer which includes Directions, Event Roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

Come on out and fly with us.  If you don’t have a model airplane we’ll help you get started in this rewarding hobby.

 

Flying Aces Spring Fling Contest – June 23 in Durham, CT

 

join us!

The next local meet is June 23 at Whites Farm in Durham, CT about a 2hr drive from Boston. 

Click the image at left to view the full contest flyer which includes the event roster, Contest Director contact info, etc. 

Directions to Whites Farm in Durham

Several Stealth Sqdn members will be attending and competing to represent our club.  Make the drive and join in the fun!

 

Outdoor Flying Season Is Here!

Get out and fly!

OK gang, the Indoor flying season is done.

Blue skies and warmer weather is here so get outside and find some boomer thermals to fly your model into.

Season opener is the May 4, 2019 meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury MA.

Take a break from the building board.  Come on out and join your pals on the flying field!

“Angus says… Check upcoming dates for meets and contests on the Calendar page or sidebar of this site”

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Clubster Designs & Builds Retracting Gear Mechanism

Dayton-Wright RB1 Automatic Retracting Landing Gear

OK gang, we’ve heard the rumors that clubster William Skelly has been busy building a new peanut scale model with a landing gear that retracts after takeoff. 

Well, it’s official – William has completed his Dayton-Wright RB-1 model and logged his first official ROG (Rise Off Ground) flight with the gear retracting after takeoff. 

We caught up with William at the Glastonbury Modelers Spring Fling last Sunday in the Glastonbury HS gym and got the lowdown.  He even shared an illustrated design document (link under the video) so you can build your own.  Our hat’s off  to William and his nifty design!

 

Stealth Squadron Exhibits at NEMES

It came as a pleasant surprise when THE STEALTH SQUADRON was invited to exhibit at the New England Model Engineering Society(NEMES) model engineering show at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham MA. The museum allows NEMES to put on a show every February. NEMES is an eclectic organization and the show included everything from live steam to compressed air engines, gunsmiths and water powered displays. Herb
Cotterly a Stealth Squadron member demonstrated his ¼ scale model A engine. Six members of the Stealth Squadron put on a display of our stick and tissue models. From the start, there was considerable interest. Even prior to the show opening other exhibitors made a visit to our table and when the doors opened at 10am we had a crowd of three deep, and many people signed Steves sheet to get info off of our website. Many of those visiting the table shared stories of building and crashing Guillow models in their youth, and had no idea that An organization like the FAC existed! One can only hope that such interest will swell our membership. NEMES impressed enough that we are invited back next year and we have been asked to give a presentation at one of their monthly meetings.

Welcome to the Stealth Squadron!

We are an active group of free flight aircraft model builders dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the hobby.

Based in Massachusetts, the Stealth Squadron is fortunate to count among its members some of the true masters of the trade.  All club members are very supportive and freely share information and encouragement.

We welcome you to our web site and hope that you will get involved!