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Interesting stuff happening at AMA.


Old 01-28-2011, 10:12 AM
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Default Interesting stuff happening at AMA. NEED A JOB:

AMA is working on history things. Great items such as:

Week 3 - January 20, 2011:
AMA officially recognizes Control Line model aircraft
From the October 1942 issue of Model Aviation – β€œIn a precedent-setting session officials of the AMA have agreed, in response to many requests, to recognize control model flying. The only reason that this step has not been made previously is that this type of activity which is also known as G-line flying, tether flying, and U-control flying has been expanding so rapidly that it would have been practically impossible to set up the machinery of servicing the activity and licensing control model flights.”

Following this announcement, Control line aeromodelers would be able to receive a special experimental license separate from the Free Flight license and upon receiving it would affix the official number to the wing of their airplane. Control line numbers would be followed by the letter β€œC,” for example 671C. Cost for the license was $1.00 and the first licenses were available Dec. 1st 1942.

It was also noted that control-line aeromodelers would be allowed to participate in the compilation of a set of national rules covering this new competitive sport and that every effort should be made to encourage this important development along the lines of scientific research, speed, and stunting.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:46 PM
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Interesting piece of history, lot of things were going on in 1942!
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