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Next Northwest CL event: Oregon Flying Fun No. 3 See Where the Action Is


Last week in this space we featured the electric-powered Buccaneer for Precision Aerobatics built by Bob Welch of Federal Way, Wash. This week's photo is Bob's RT-14 Meteor, which has the same moments and power as the Buccaneer but a thicker wing. The Buccaneer can now be seen in the Favorite Planes section. Bob Welch photo.

Put your airplane photo here! Submit a photo of your latest plane our your favorite plane to Flying Lines! To see photos of great Northwest control-line model airplanes, see the Favorite Planes section.


Northwest control-line news headlines

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

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

New! Northwest Regionals advance entry form has been revised! Please download the new form and use that for your entry. 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 >>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read latest edition of Torque Roll newsletter in Racing 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 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 >>


For past Flying Lines articles, See FL News Archive


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