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Next Northwest CL event: Northwest Regionals See Where the Action Is


Paul Walker's 2019 Impact was featured here last week in an in-flight photo from the 2019 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore. Here's a closer look at the plane in the contest pits. Interesting nose shape results from ground-up redesign for electric power. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Buzz Wilson's March 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: The Combat stooge revised in Combat section

New! Back Issues project continues with October-November 1991 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF


The Northwest Regionals is coming up!
Here are some key dates:

Trophy sponsorship deadline: April 30
Sweatshirt order deadline: May 1 (no sweatshirts sold at the contest)
Deadline for guaranteed room rate at the Hampton Inn: May 9
Advance entry deadline: May 17
Download the discount advance entry form and mail in your entry.
For details see Where the Action Is


New! Northwest Competition Standings updated
with 2019 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up results

New! Read May 2019 issue of New England Combat News in Combat section

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

New! Contest season opens with a damp Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up See article

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

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

Zoot's Mixture April 2019 column: What's your theme song? in Regular columns

Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter No. 143 in Racing section

Twenty fliers greet 2019 sunshine at Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 See article >>

Two B Speed engines compared, Part 2 See article in Speed section

Buzz Wilson's March 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: New tools! in Combat section

The Yeti and other kits from Hobbins Hobbies See article in Combat section

Paul Walker's March 2019 column: How to fix tight ball links in Aerobatics section

Read Spring 2019 edition of Britain's Combat Flyers Association newsletter in Charlie Johnson's Competition Newsletter section

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club January-February 2019 Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

Buzz Wilson's February 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: Modifying line ends for Speed Limit Combat's new rules in Combat section

Approved! Rule change requires 60-foot lines in fast Clown Race See article in Northwest Rules section

Approved! Four engines added to the Northwest Sport Race list See article in Northwest Rules section

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

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

<< How to assemble a glow engine See video by Juan Seren

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

Updated with corrections on March 4! B.C. modeling legend Barrie Hobkirk dies See obituary >>

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

Two B Speed engines compared, Part 1 See article in Speed section

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

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


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