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Wawayanda NY Spring FAC Contest May 21-22

Fly on Barron Field!

Fly on the largest grass sod field in the Northeast. This is one of the best FAC contests of the outdoor season with top competitors traveling from MA, CT, VA, NY, Ohio, No. Carolina, and more. Don’t miss this one!

View the full Contest Flyer and Directions to the field.  The Days Inn in Middletown NY (Rt 17M) is a good place to stay.  Several flyers will be camping on the field as well.

It’s worth the trip!  There are lots of opportunities to fly this outdoor season.

See you on the flightline!

 

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Outdoor Flying Season Kickoff – May 14 Meet, Amesbury MA

First outdoor meet of the season!

View the full Contest Flyer with directions & contacts HERE.

Mark the second Saturday in May on your calendars  Skysters!  Fly with the Stealth Squadroneers on the beautiful rolling fields of Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA.

After being cooped up all winter the gang is ready to get out and fly.  Many new models will be shown and flown, so plan to be there!

Events are as posted on the flyer above. 

Come out and join the fun even if you don’t have a model.  We’ll help you learn more about stick and tissue free flight models and this rewarding hobby.

See you on the flightline!

 

Last Indoor Meet April 3rd – Outdoor Amesbury Dates Posted

Fly Indoors in Georgetown MA on Sunday April 3!


view photos from March 13 Indoor Meet

Clive G’s DH Leopard Moth
Well be flying Outdoors at Woodsom Farm soon!
  Click to view Flyer full-size

Glastonbury April 10 meet Cancelled!

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!

See you on the flightline skyster!

 

 

 

Postal Dime Winners Announced!

Trailing Edge repeats and takes the Cap AGAIN!  Giov wins the NBM Kanone!


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Trailing Edge’s Curtiss SBC-3 Dime Scale Model (Published in that great Newsletter MaxFAX – highly recommended!)

 

The Wing Commander’s Cap!

JetKo was in a commanding position.  His 61 sec Aeroneer flight in bone-chilling 12 degree weather yielded a very high bonus-enhanced score.

But March turned and a pair of Curtiss Helldivers appeared screaming out of the late winter sun.   The poor Aeroneer was left smoking on the tarmac and the deed was done.

The Wing Commander’s Cap …sigh…  Once more it will return to Virginia,  that nemesis of the North.

Trailing Edge Triumphs.. Again

Ughh!  We’re trying to forget the Tom Brady trash talk after last year’s win.  It’s hard.  Angus even stacked the deck…. pffft! 

We gotta give TE some credit though.  He did use a different model to win this time.  Not one to fiy the same crate and win year after year.  That’s style. 

OK, OK TE, a slight tip o the cap to you.  Remember though, this ain’t no Schneider Cup and you don’t get to keep the Cap!

Giov Wins Top Non-Blue Max Spot

Well now we’re talking!  All the way from the frozen tundra of upstate NY.  Angus questioned the vintage of that T-28, but since Giov is a second-time entrant and he also flew a new model.  He’s in.  Congrats!

We think this might be Giov’s first Kanone.  ALL HAIL!

the Billings Baby Bullet!

Sacre Bleau!!  Flying rubber-powered stick and tissue models in MINUS ELEVEN DEGREES??!!  Yep, all the way from Montana, Baby Bullet truly pegged the Temperature Bonus meter.  Bullet  finished his DGA-9 Dimer at about 7:15 pm, walked across the street, flew it and got on the Tallyboard.  The True Spirit of the Skies!  Kudos to  OOS Sand  and NRE for similar Spirit.  A tip o the cap to you all! 

 

One Day Left!

The 2022 Postal Dime Contest ends soon – Get out and FLY!


 

Click to view Tallyboard!
Old pal Bill Orphan wears the Squadron Commanders Cap! (view full size)

Just Do It!

The rest of today and tomorrow – that’s all you’ve got skysters.  

The 2022 Postal Dime Contest wraps up tomorrow at 12 midnight in your local time zone.

All the cool flyers are on the Tallyboard.  Several have just stepped out their front or back door and gotten in a flight.

Like the sneaker company says – JUST DO IT!

Be like Bill (header) and take your shot at fame and glory.

 

2022 Roudenbush Model Building Class – Feb Indoor Results

Register for the Model Building Class at Westford’s Roudenbush Center now.  Classes start in March!

 


click to view Feb 6 results full size

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Click to view March 13 Indoor Contest Flyer
  Model Class will build the 30in wingspan Condor pictured here

March 13 next Indoor Contest

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.

REGISTER FOR MODEL CLASS

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.

See you on the flightline skyster!

 

 

 

2022 Postal Dime Scale Contest is On!

Model Bonus and NEW Temperature Bonus this year.  Use Postal Timesheet form in the Sidebar or on the Postal Contest page.


 

Better Late Than Never!

Okay, okay, we hear you. 
The Postal Contest is now officially ON! 

As always The Contest ends on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2022 and all flights are to be made outdoors .

Check the latest Results on the  Postal Contest page – all times submitted will be posted.  Rules and online Timesheet Form can be found on that page.  Look for the Timesheet Form at the bottom of the sidebar throughout this site as well.

New Temperature Bonus

Eagle eye Angus spotted some inequities in last years crush by that dastardly flyer Trailing Edge.   The boss noted TE’s boasting about the top 3 flights submitted, his merciless Brady Bashing and the fact that TE’s flights were made in positively balmy conditions.

So, he came up with a new Temperature Bonus Table below (we’re pretty sure the rumors that somebody slipped Angus a Fin are untrue)

Angus says that the idea is to keep it close and interesting.  He says it’s all for fun anyway (hmmm…)

So have at it Skysters!  
Send any pics and videos and we’ll share on this site.  Use the Contact Form if any questions or comments (to Angus of course, not me)

 

Roudenbush’s Model Building Class Graduates!

The first Class at Westford’s Roudenbush Center recently graduated and flew their Skylark models

 


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A young flyer watches his Skylark head into the blue
Steve & Gary discuss launch technique
Brrr! A chilly November day didn’t dampen enthusiasm to fly!
Steve E and students enjoying a great flying session at Texas Rd flying their Skylarks. From left to right, Steve E, Joe M., Rob L. and his son, Dave A. and Gary M.

Model building & Flying FUN!

The first Model Airplane Building Class at Westford’s Roudenbush Center recently completed and flew their Skylark models.

The models flew well, with one Skylark putting in a 54 second flight flight in the crisp November air.  That’d be a great flight at any of our local meets (see updated Calendar page for coming indoor flying sessions).

Kudos to Clubster Steve E for leading the class at the Roudenbush where the Skylarks were built over several weekly classes.  The creative hands-on  activity even caught the attention of the Lowell Sun newspaper which ran a photo feature recently!

And kudos to the Model Builders as well.  We look forward to seeing these Skylarks and other new models and modelers at our upcoming flying sessions. 

Steve tells us that another Model Building Class will be starting up at the Roudenbush sometime in 2022.  So stay tuned and join in the fun!

Skylark is the latest of Steve’s Free Flight rubber powered model designs.  Watch Steve fly his Skylark here.

What fun it is to watch new folks experience this rewarding hobby.

See you on the flightline skyster!

 

 

 

November 6 Meet Pics/Results – Indoor One Design Announced!

see lots more pics on Photos page and John R’s Google photos

Contest Results
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Smiles all around. Yes, those free flight model airplane folks are just so much fun to be around!
How many can you name?  Team Skelly always comes fully loaded to fly. William’s new enlarged Nassise P-47 in the background flew exceptionally well and looked really great in its Easybuilt Mt Fuji olive and gray tissue.
A Fleet Floatplane model flies through the early morning sun
Check out the abundant details on Matt K’s beautiful Piper Vagabond peanut scale model. Matt owns and flies the real full-sized Vagabond too! We’d say that’s the best sort of scale documentation….n’est-ce pas?

Season close at Woodsom Farm!

What perfect flying weather we had for the Nov 6, 2021 contest.

Mostly warm temps and light breezes made for just a super meet.

Good friends from New York and Connecticut made the trip to fly compete and have fun.  John Rood and spouse Kathi came up from Boston, ran a few events and took some great pics.   We’ve presented a few here, but check this Link to see the entire collection.

And don’t forget gang, there’s still one more chance to fly free flight models outdoors this season.  The Pinkham Field Turkey Fly is this coming Sunday Nov. 14.  Click the meet flyer image at top of the left column for the details. 

There’s more!  The Indoor Season will commence just after the New Year opens in early January.  Meet/Contest dates will be posted to the Calendar on this site very soon. 

The One-Design model for the coming indoor season has been selected – the Comet 20in Taylorcraft.  Check out the One Design page on this site for the details including download links for the full-sized construction plan and event rules.

There’s lots more coming soon gang so check into this Homepage often for the latest.

See you on the flightline skyster!