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Joe Just of Waitsburg, Wash., likes the Flying Clown design. He recently finished building three versions. Upper right is the original design from the 1950s. At lower right is Joe's slightly modified Super Clown. And at left is a .46-powered Super Duper Clown. Joe Just photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Read Winter 2018 edition of Britain's Combat Flyers Association newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Approved! 80mph Combat line diameter set at .018 for all planes See article in Northwest Rules section

Voting deadline Feb. 23! Longer lines proposed for fast Clown Race See article in Northwest Rules section

Voting deadline Feb. 23! Four engines proposed for addition to the Northwest Sport Race list See article in Northwest Rules section

Updated! Orin Humphries Scale Matters February 2018 column: Part 2 of vacuum molding, Preparing the mold in Scale section

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club February 2019 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Read latest edition of Torque Roll newsletter in Racing section

New! How to assemble a glow engine See video by Juan Seren >>

New! Back Issues project continues with January 1988 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

How to build Russ Hester's internal line-tension shutoff See article in Combat section

B.C. modeling legend Barrie Hobkirk dies See obituary >>

Read the January 2019 issue of Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter

Read latest edition of Sweden's LINA control-line newsetter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Read February 2019 edition of Australian Control-Line News in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Two B Speed engines compared See article in Speed section

<< Northwest Regionals flyer and entry forms are now available! Get a discount on your entry and T-shirt by entering in advance! Sweatshirts are available this year by pre-entry only! See Where the Action Is

Buzz Wilson's January 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: Combat 60 years ago

CL opens 2019 alive and well at Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club October-December 2018 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Mike Hazel regains Competitor of the Year Title See article and NW Standings >>

Express your views on 2019 Regionals lodging options on the NW CL Forum


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This cartoon is from the Tom Wilk collection. The Wilk collection is available on CD from Eliminator Props.