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


Two Combat planes battle at the 2018 Northwest Control-Line Regionals. The 2019 Regionals will take place in Roseburg, Ore., on May 24-25-26. See Where the Action Is for details. Flying Lines photo.

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Northwest control-line news headlines

New! Back Issues project continues with March 1992 Flying Lines newsletter See Flying Lines Back Issues in PDF

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

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

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

Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers club March-April Wolf Call newsletter available for download in NW Club News

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 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

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 >>


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.