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FL reader Gabriel Cismondi of Rosario, Argentina, sent in this photo of his Atres, which he flies in Precision Aerobatics. Gabriel has won that Argentine nationals in F2B several times, and finished second in 2018 with this model. Power is a Double Star .60 Lite. The plane weighs 57 oz. and is fully take-apart. Gabriel Cismondi photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Northwest standings updated with Western Canada Stunt Championships and Bladder Grabber results

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

Updated! Mike Evans wins Bladder Grabber 41 See article in Combat section >>

New! 2019 Western Canada Stunt Championships is an international event See article in Aerobatics section

New! Back Issues project continues with June-July 1992 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

New! Buzz Wilson's August 2019 Musings from the Combat Pits column: A propane-powered starter horn in Combat section

New! First-ever A Day at the Races contest report See article

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

Meet Mr. Rogers See article in Speed section

2019 Lucky Hand Fun Fly report and photos See article

Combat Graffiti 2019 report See article in Combat section

Salem Summer Tune-Up results and photos See article

Read July 2019 issue of New England Combat News in Combat section

<< 2019 Stunt-a-Thon results and photos See article

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

New! Combat flier Bob Nelson dies See obituary>>

Northwest Regionals report and photos See article

Read NCLRA Torque Roll newsletter No. 144 in Racing section

Read June 2019 issue of New England Combat News in Combat section

Northwest Records and Regionals Records updated with Northwest Regionals results

Prop Spinners 2019 Fun Fly draws a crowd See article on Eugene Prop Spinners page

Mark Hansen's May 2019 Cognitive Modeler column: Officiating Combat

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

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

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

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

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

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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