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Next Northwest CL event: Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up See Where the Action Is


Chris Cox's Defiant makes a flight in Expert Precision Aerobatics at the 2017 Jim Walker Memorial Spring Tune-Up in Portland, Ore. The 2018 Jim Walker contest is this coming weekend. See Where the Action Is for contest details. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Orin Humphries revisits .049 engines in his April 2018 column
in Scale Matters: Of Blackbirds, .049s and the pursuit of knowledge

New! Eugene Prop Spinners club April 2018 Prop Spinner Chatter newsletter available for download in NW Club News

New! Buzz Wilson's April 2018 Musings from the Combat Pits column:
March Madness trip and trauma in Combat section

New! Starting the Nelson .65 Speed engine -- wow! See article in Speed section

New! Control-line Music! Flier/musician writes, performs song to go with AMA "Wired for Excitement" See article

New! A trip to March MadnessSee article in Gene Pape's Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section >>

Back Issues project continues with May 1986 Flying Lines newsletter
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Gene Pape's March 2018 column: New lessons, old lessons in Fast Combat technology,
in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

Latest Round & Round Column: How we all contribute to the success of our favorite contests

Lots of flying at Oregon Flying Fun No. 2 in Roseburg See article

Combat fliers Buzz Wilson and Gene Pape describe: The madness of contest preparation in Combat section

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

Gene Pape's February 2018 column: Getting the most out of the Fora .049, in Miscellaneous Stuff in Combat section

The Nelson .65 for Speed See article in Speed section

Combat's First 20 Years 27th installment: The Rudner family in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's February 2018 column: All about bladders for 1/2-A Combat in Musings from the Combat Pits

The ASP .25 for Northwest Sport Race See article in Racing section

Approved! Two rules changes take effect in 2018 for Northwest Sport Race: ASP .25 added to the engine list and shutoffs legalized See article in NW Rules section

New! Combat's First 20 Years 26th installment: Combat photo scrapbook Vol. 1 in Combat section

Oregon and B.C. fliers greet 2018 with Oregon Flying Fun No. 1 and Polar Bear Fun Fly See article

Combat's First 20 Years 25th installment: Bob Nelson in Combat section

Buzz Wilson's January 2018 column: Fora 1/2-A Combat engine bearing problem in Musings from the Combat Pits

Competitor of Year title awarded See article on NW Standings page


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