Wow, the Penn Brook Middle School gym was as busy as a beehive in May at the March 12 meet!
Several new flyers from New Hampshire showed up to fly their rubber powered free flight models. At least one youngster flew a traditional stick and tissue model airplane for the first time. And the local VW Beetle car club showed up to enjoy the show.
Ara D and Sam B made the trek from ME and CT to join the flying fun. Always good to see our pals from out of state.
The contest events were friendly, jovial – and competitive as ever. Check out the results below:
Check out the Photo Page for more pics from the March meet.
April Indoor Flying Finale
Sure it’s been snowing up a storm, but Spring is around the corner.
Our indoor flying season wraps up in April with a final flying session in Georgetown, MA on April 2, and another finale in Glastonbury, CT on April 16. These are your last opportunities to fly indoors in New England this season, so check out the flyers and mark your calendars now.
Outdoor Flying Dates Coming Soon
Keep your eyes peeled on the Coming Events sidebar on the homepage as well as the Calendar on this site. We’ll be posting the Outdoor Meet and Contest dates soon.
Hopefully, you’ve been busy as a beaver on the building board and getting some new models ready to go. We’re really looking forward to seeing the models from Steve E’s online model building class take to the sky.
Whew, we’ve got lots of info to share about upcoming club activities!
First, your last opportunity to fly Indoors this season is this coming Sunday April 3. Yep, we’ll be flying in the Penn Brook Middle School gym in Georgetown MA. Check out the flyer at top of this post for the Event roster. See you there!
Check out clubster John Rood’s terrific photos from the March 13 indoor meet here.
And unfortunately the April 10 Meet in Glastonbury CT has been CANCELLED
2022 OUTDOOR AMESBURY DATES SET
Good news here gang. A full slate of dates has been set for Outdoor Meets at fabulous Woodsom Farm in Amesbury MA.
Check the Upcoming Dates in the sidebar, or the Calendar page of this site and mark you calendars. Time to get those new models finished up and ready to go!
We’ll be flying many of our popular events at these meets. Look for the specific Contest Flyers to be posted as the dates approach. We’ll be posting the Pinkham Field (Durham CT) meet dates soon too. Lot’s of flying is on the horizon for 2022 for sure!
Click on the Contest Flyer image at left to view the details.
While you’re at it check out the Feb 6 contest results at left as well.
Oh, and there’s only about a week to ten days left to get in your Postal Dime Contest entry. We’ve had a few more entries and it looks like our southern flyers are in the catbird seat again! Will it be you that gives the C’ville Flyer a run?
2022 Modeling Class starts March 16
You may recall that clubster Steve Evans ran a model airplane building class last year where a bunch of folks built and flew his Skylark design. If you missed it, check out the report with pics here.
Well, Steve’s at it again and the new Roudenbush class will start on March 16. There’s still time to Register, but you better do it quick! Click on the link below and the Hobbies/Gaming subheader link from there to register.
The 30 inch wingspan Condor pictured in flight in the header photo will be the class build subject. This is a bigger model than Skylark and will be just a super flyer. We really like that flat wing center section.
Hopefully, we’ll see a bunch of these flying out on Woodsom Farm this coming outdoor season.
What fun we had in the Penn Brook Middle School gym in Georgetown a couple weekends back
The header photo above shows the gang getting the rules rundown on the Pipit “12 Minutes of Georgetown” – an event where Pipit flyers scramble to make as many laps around the balloon tethered around the orange cone set at center midcourt. It was exciting to watch as some flyers turned their Pipits left while others turned in the opposite direction. At the March 22 meet we’ll be flying the Pipits in head to head pylon racing – be there to join the action…or at least observe.
“The key goal in successfully flying indoors? A repeatable, reliable, power pattern!”
Try indoor FF
Long-time Radio Control (RC) and Free Flight (FF) modeler Sam Brauer has been having increasing competitive success in our indoor meets in recent years. His Golden Age Reproductions P-51 Mustang is the scourge of the Glastonbury indoor WW2 mass launch events and his RAF B.E.2c “farm tractor” is a threat whenever it flies. Clearly, Sam has figured out how to make free flight models fly really well indoors.
We asked Sam to share some of his learnings and he came through with this informative and thought-provoking article. Never one to shy away from a debatable point (whaddya mean I don’t have to build straight!!), Sam will challenge your thinking. You can’t argue with his success…so open your mind, click the link below and listen up!