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Old 03-18-2017, 04:18 PM
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Is control line on the way back. I am getting the itch to get out some of my 35 year old stuff and fly. I am also getting the bug to build a nastalgic stunter. I have a old Tutor with a Fox .35 I am going to dust off and go fly.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:32 PM
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In my area there are several club members who fly CL , some CL only.
They are discussing having a CL only meet/fly-in this year .
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:17 PM
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Last Fall I took my old Flite Streak w a Fox 35 and flew for the first time in maybe 16 years. I knew how to fly but was pretty easily dizzied. Thank goodness for lazy eights. I wasn't too steady on my feet. The old buddies at the field say that will get better. I'm not sure, 64 now, not as spry as I used to be. But I think some practice like I did when I was first learning, just circling, I might be able to get used to it again. Shorter flights in the beginning might also help. When I was flying last Fall, I really felt unsteady with the feeling that I could fall. But the true controliner in me wouldn't let it happen. Just some thoughts from my experience. I do hope to fly controline this Spring.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:27 PM
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There seem to be a few new guys interested lately in Arizona and California. I don't know if it'll replace the guys we have lost but it's a good sign regardless.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:42 PM
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U-Control Line FLYERS never die => they just get lost in the circles ...
The good thing about control line flying ... and the varied aspects of it ... are that you get
to actually "FEEL" the airplane in your "hand/body" ... it's not just "eye-hand-sound" coordination
like too many other forms of model aviation are so composed ... "so feel-the-pull" .... and hang-on!
Keep'm flying ... Flypast111
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:04 AM
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I'm 77 and have been dabbling in RC but I was watching some guys flying c/l and got the itch. I flew in competition in the 60's and seventies in Southern Cal and Arz. I ordered a Sig Twister off e-bay so I am looking forward getting back in the circle. I don't think I could handle rat or goodyear thats what I used to fly. I'm in NC now and some guys in Winston Salem have circles at the Hobby Park there.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:07 PM
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Jpeggy, North Carolina is a great state for all modeling, especially control line. Even though the Old Julian Model field in Liberty is primarily a RC site, I'm sure you would be welcomed there to fly control line. I fly control line once or twice a year for fun.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:26 PM
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After 40+ years, I've built a new plane and I like it, I'm getting used to spinning now too.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:29 PM
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I can't take the sun in my eyes like i used to i have to watch out for that.
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I think its really good for our health. I'm 64 and still compete in control line combat. It requires some running, great coordination, hand to eye skills, and keeps me more stable on my feet. I'm seeing more interest in control line in my area. Some RC guys reverting back. A newbie or two showing up. Good to see. Just a shame its so hard to find a hobby shop to support control line now.
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Hi!
I have nearly finished my Top Flite Nobler I started building 42 years ago...
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I just finished this Brodak P-40 with an OS-40LA, 3 flights so far, I have a wire loop for the tail wheel to go with a Stooge I made
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Very nice, I'm impressed with both of you guys.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:56 AM
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Here in South Arkansas Control Line is strong.. We have 2 Contest each year the first weekend in May and this November 4-5th. Hope some of you guys can make the contest.. We had a cl pilot Paul Winter from England come a couple of years ago and flew his electric Gee Bee.. He has some good videos on youtube I found out... Thanks!!
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I don't think it is part of any sort of trend, but I did fly 049 CL recently after an interval of a decade since my previous CL and my last fuel burning model flight, and of maybe 35 years since my last fuel burning CL. I also have been flying tiny line powered CL airplanes alone and with children. It is now very hard to find a place to fly fuel burning models around here, even muffled 049s, but it is very easy to find places to fly the 25 gram line powered toys.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:51 PM
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Is control line on the way back. I am getting the itch to get out some of my 35 year old stuff and fly. I am also getting the bug to build a nastalgic stunter. I have a old Tutor with a Fox .35 I am going to dust off and go fly.
I just saw this post. The Indiana Skyliners are in Sellersbug at the Clark County Airport. Just over the river from Louisville. Nice circle and nice guys. I just drove up there last weekend with my son for a funfly. Look them up on FB.
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