2022-23 Indoor Season One Design

Twofer the One Design Event!

Oh my, it’s December already!  And I haven’t got my One Design model completed for the 2022-23 Indoor Flying Season.  And…and there’s TWO of them to build too!

Time flies while we’re having fun, eh?

So, our stealthy webmaster finally updated the One Design page on the Stealth Sqdn site.  Check it out.  You’ll find the all important Rules here in case you lost the original emails these were sent out with.  Use the Contact Us form to find out how you can get a short kit or plan for the Potez dimer.  We’ve got some great Bird Dog docs to share with you as well. Color schemes, 3 views, detailed pics and more from the Bird Dog Squadron Signal publication.  Just ask via the Contact Us form and we’ll shoot the good stuff off to you.

Hopefully some of the pics on the One Design page will get your building juices flowing.  And yes, please send us pics of your in progress or completed One Design builds to .  We’ll get them up on this site for all to see.

See you in the gym skyster!

 

Giving Thanks!

In appreciation


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George Nason (foreground) and Richard Zapf – Two Happy Guys!  Scroll to Read Tribute
Happy Thanksgiving All!
Guillows 18in Bird Dog – the indoor one design
Started building yours yet?
A Class Act – happy graduates from the 2022 Roudenbush Model Building Class ready to test fly their new models.

To Friends Old and New


Our simple hobby is really all about the people.  You already knew that, right?  We have a common love of things that fly. 
Our friendships are long lasting.  We keep and sometimes lose old friends, but then we make new ones.  It is nature’s way.

Let’s start with the new.  Clubster Steve E. reports that graduates of his latest Model Airplane Class at the Roudenbush in Westford, MA successfully flew their new Tomahawk Embryo models at the Texas Road field.  The smiling cadets in our heading photo are (L-R) Alan M, Rob L, Bill B and David A.  Way to go gang, and thanks Steve for leading the class.  We look forward to seeing our new friends and their models at our meets.

Now for some sad news.  We recently lost longtime clubster and pal George Nason to Parkinsons disease.  George was a creative soul, quick with a smile and a good word – a fixture at our flying meets and club meetings.  Richard Z shares stories from his many years of close friendship with George, his modeling mentor. 
Click the link below to read his tribute.

Read “Two Happy Guys” Now

 

Happy Thanksgiving skysters!

Stay tuned to this site for info on the Guillows Bird Dog one design for the upcoming indoor season.

Nov 5 Woodsom Meet Results & Pics

Georgetown Indoor Flying & Contest Dates added to Calendar
(View Flyer for Events)


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Tristan & Sam ready the BE2e for WW1 combat
William’s Laird fuselage suffered some wind damage while on the stooge
Clive ready to launch his GB2 twin flying boat into the wind. Flew great
Steve put in some great flights with his Condor
Bill launches his new Tomahawk Embryo into the Autumn sky

 

A Perfect (Windy) Day!


                              Results Page 1

                              Results Page 2

Wow, near 70 degree temps on a November day in New England with blue skies!  A perfect day for flying free flight rubber models – well, except for the wind.  Yep, it blew 12-15mph most of the day for our outdoor season close meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA.

Still, many outstanding flights were made.  Flyers had to wind their motors carefully lest they fly their models off even the big green fields of Woodsom Farm.  Several models were lost with at least one OOS (out of sight) flight into a cloud.  The mass launch events were hotly contested with several very close and unexpected finishes. 

Carlisle ace George S. had a great contest with three wins for the hat trick.  Son William S. was not so lucky, his Tomahawk Embryo stomped by a stick & tissue loving dog and his beautiful Laird Solution racer smashed by a Hungly gust while on the winding stooge.  Oh, the carnage!  All wail!

Steve E continued his winning ways in Pinkham Stick with his high flying Goose canard and copped a second Kanone with his Mad Maxine Embryo Endurance model.  Clive G.’s Debut was hot on Maxine’s heels, but made a bee line downwind for the tree line at the hill and was lost on its first official flight.  Oh Hung, hath thee no mercy??

Clive settled the score somewhat with a win in the Golden Age Civil event.

Sam and young Tristan trekked to the meet and flew several events.  No Kanones (first place finishes) at this meet, but they had big fun flying with the gang and that’s really what it’s all about. 

There were lots more flyers and models to see, but we’re running out of room here.  Our roving photog did capture some of the action and we’re happy to share it below.

Oh, one more thing.  The Georgetown indoor dates have been set.  Check the Calendar and the flyer at the top of this post.  Get building and see you on the flightline skyster!

 

Nov 5 Season Closer at Woodsom Farm

Final 2022 Outdoor Meet this Saturday!

It’s going to be a long, cold winter.  The time to build and fly indoors is fast approaching.

But the forecast is for blue skies and warm temps this coming Saturday November 5 for our season closer meet at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA.

Mark your calendar now.   Your fellow Stealth Squadroneers will be out at the field flying stick & tissue model airplanes.  Make a point to join in on the fun.

See you on the flightline!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts

 

October 8 Results & Indoor Season Kickoff

Outdoor season finale at Woodsom Farm is Saturday Nov. 5
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Oct 8 Results pg 1
Oct 8 Results pg 2

 

Tons of Flying Fun!


Whew, there’s so much going in our local free flight model airplane clubs that it’s tough to keep up!

Let’s do a quick summary.  First, despite a fair amount of wind at Woodsom Farm for the October 8 contest, there was a lot of good flying (and chasing).  A number of flights flew off the field and into the rough, but fortunately most of these were found and retrieved.  The Embryo Endurance event was hotly contested and sadly Steve E.’s Corvette was lost after putting in one of its best flights ever.  All wail!  Rumor has it Steve is already building a new and better Corvette.

We have one more outdoor meet at Woodsom on November 5 and the outdoor season finale at Whites Farm in Durham, CT is on November 13.   We’re betting on good weather for these meets.

Next, we have real reason to celebrate – after two missed seasons due to Covid, we’ll be flying again in the Glastonbury H.S. gym (CT) this coming indoor season.  The first flying session is this coming Sunday Oct. 23!  See all of the flying dates on the official flyer at the top of this post, or on the Calendar page of this website.

On top of all this, we’ll be flying a full schedule in the Penn Brook school in Georgetown, MA this indoor season as well.  Flying there will begin in January 2023 and run through April. Look for dates and flyers to be posted to the Calendar page soon.

On October 29, the Stealth Squadroneers will gather at Roma’s restaurant in Haverhill, MA to celebrate the 100th birthday of Golden Age Reproductions honcho and FAC Hall of Famer, Jim Fiorello.  Hit us up via the Contact Us form on the site and we’ll share the details.  We’d love to see you there!

Finally, keep your eyes peeled for more info, tips, etc on the one-design models for the indoor season.  Clubsters will be building the Nallen Potez 34 dimer and the Guillow’s Bird Dog.  Yessir, the balsa chips will be flying as the weather cools here in New England.

See you on the flightline skyster!

 

October 8 Stealth Sqdn Meet in Amesbury

Free Flight at Woodsom Farm!

Ah, the hurricane wind and wet will be passed, the air will be crisp and the leaves will be turning.

Fall is the best time to fly on Woodsom Farm.   Come join your pals on the flightline skyster!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts

 

Recap: Aug & Sept Meets at Woodsom Farm

Next Stealth Squadron meet is October 8 at Woodsom Farm
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All Axis WW1 Mass Launch sortie
Chris winds Eph’s Fairchild 24
Rittmeister and Comet Arado dimer
Sean watches his Jackrabbit scoot by
Bill M shows his new GAR Albatros DV. Flies great with scale dihedral!
Steve E launches Goose, the Pinkham Field Stick event winner

 

Great Weather, Great Flying!


Well gang, the club flying events have been coming in rapid succession as the curtain begins to draw on the outdoor season. 

Yep, between Woodsom Farm (Amesbury MA) and Whites Farm (Durham CT) a whole lot of Free Flight model flying’s been going on.

And it’s not over.  Our next meet is at Woodsom Farm on Oct 8.  Check out the event Flyer and see you on the field!

Pinkham Field Stick

The inaugural Pinkham Stick event at Woodsom Farm was a success.  Steve Evans brought his new “Goose” and won the event.  Steve sent along a plan for the high-flying Goose and we’ve posted it for download on our new Pinkham Stick web page.  Build one!

read about the Winning flight

See it on Youtube 

Results

August 20 Meet

Kanone Report, Stealth Squadron Aug 2022, Page 1

Kanone Report, Stealth Squadron Aug 2022, Page 2

September 10-11 Meet

Kanone Report, Stealth Squadron Sept 2022, Page 1

Kanone Report, Stealth Squadron Sept 2022, Page 2

Kanone Report, Stealth Squadron Sept 2022, Page 3

See you on the flightline on October 8 skyster!

 

September 18 Fall Fly-In Meet – Durham CT

 

join us!

The next local meet is this coming Sunday Sept 18 at Whites Farm in Durham, CT about a 2hr drive from Boston. 

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!

 

Flying Fun with Pinkham Field Stick

Fly Pinkham Field Stick at  the upcoming 2 day Stealth Squadron meet
(View 9/10-11 Flyer)

 


 

Steve E’s Cricket Stick model
The Rittmeister’s Pipit!
AMA Alpha available from Peck Polymers (see text)
John K’s record-setting Marchi Cloud Chaser.  Read more about the Epic Flight

 

Simple is Good!


A new event has been added to the upcoming Stealth Squadron meets – Pinkham Field Stick. 

This is an event for simple quick-to-build, stick fuselage models intended to maximize participation and fun on the field with minimal up-front investment in time and resources.  The rules/guidelines for this event are as simple as the models themselves:

The folks in Durham, CT have been flying this event for years and at the Mid Summer Melt meet a couple of weeks ago a new Pinkham Field Stick record was established with a 17min on-the-field flight.   This is the longest flight we can recall where the model was launched, landed and retrieved from the same field.

read about the flight

These simple free flight models can deliver thrilling thermal flights.  They’re a great first step toward a full-bodied FF rubber sport or scale model and a fantastic way to hone your FF flight trimming chops. 

There are many rubber-powered FF stick model designs out there.  The recent Pipit one-design is good to fly in the event so if you’ve got one bring it to the meet and you’re in.  The great flying AMA Alpha ready-to-fly model also qualifies and may be the quickest and simplest way to get into the event.  Plus the Alpha comes with a winder that you’ll be able to use with your next rubber powered free flight model.   The Alpha is available from local supplier Peck & Polymers .

We’ve set up a new Pinkham Field Stick Plans & Tips page on this site to support this event.  The plans are free to download – check them out and maybe one will catch your eye.  Or better yet, design your own model.  Keep your eyes peeled for design, construction and flying tips as well!

 

Amesbury September 2 Day Contest Flyer Finalized!

Sept 10&11, Mark your Calendar !

Lots of Events over two days on the beautiful rolling fields of Woodsom Farm. 

We’ll be flying a couple of new events including Pinkham Field Stick for simple easy to build stick models. Bookmark this web page now and check back often as we’ll have more on this soon!  Think plans, tips, etc.
Fall is the best time to fly on Woodsom Farm.   See you on the flightline skyster!

Full Contest Flyer

with Directions & Contacts