Sunday Feb 4 Indoor Meet at Penn Brook School, Georgetown, MA
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New Models, New Flyers!
The Stealth Squadron indoor flying season kicked off with a rush on January 14.
The first serious snowstorms of the year must have spurred a flurry of model building activity as several new flyers brought a bunch of new models. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of seeing a new model fly successfully.
There were a raft of new One Design models flitting about. Steve’s “Tony the Tiger” Chameleon was a crowd favorite and a fitting stablemate to his infamous “Cow” Pussycat model.
Kash brought a table full of new models including a nice flying stick model from the old Comet Build & Fly series. He had another all-sheet balsa stick model flying – an original design we think. Oh, and only a burst motor kept him out of the WW2 mass launch winners circle. Way to go Kash!
Intrepid Canadian flyer, Luc, trimmed his French Dewoitine fighter to circle nicely in the gym, but a burst motor also kept him out of the finals. Rich’s steady flying Comet P-40 held the course to win the WW2 mass launch event.
Richard B. had a nice Chameleon that was dealing with some nasty wing warps. A new Taylorcraft Dimer looked promising in flight – now if only it can be convinced to turn!
A pretty little Super Ace parasol was seen flying out of the Maine corner of the gym. Some nice first flights for this model. Ara thrilled the gang with his CO2 powered model. It’s not often we see these expansion engine powered models.
Bill’s Chameleon was pretty in it’s blue and yellow US Army Air Corps livery and his big new SE-5a World War 1 fighter wowed the gang by flying in stable flat circles.
Sam brought his new WW1 Bristol Fighter that some of the gang got to see fly in Glastonbury, CT a few weeks back. Tom’s DH-4 another new WW1 recon biplane was also making circuits in the gym. Tony’s neat Halberstadt fighter flew in the WW1 mass launch event too.
Alec, another youthful local flyer, flew several models from a Guillow’s stick job, to a Pussycat and an Embryo Endurance ship.
The Rittmeister challenged Ray’s indomitable Pussycat with his own new Pussycat model in the mass launch event.
William, busy preparing for his 2nd year Engineering studies, flew his old reliable and highly competitive fleet of models. He shared some neat new tong tools – a design/make exercise at school. Thanks William!
In between all of this flying, a number of competition events were held.
Steve shared the Official Results below: