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Old Jan 09, 2015, 11:38 PM
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S.M.A.L.L. 2015 - June 4-7, 2015

Well....the word is official...the event that celebrates 1/2A model aviation is ON....SMALL 2015 held in Wrightsville, Arkansas.

The dates: June 4-7, 2015.

Here's Richard N's thread consolidating past SMALL event threads:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1460283

This is an event I've been following for years either via Flying Models Magazine, now gone or through RC Groups or Universe. Talk about the ultimate 1/2A gathering.

My mission this year is to not only attend but to fellowship and fly with pilots who share a passion for all things 1/2A.

Honestly, I'm having a hard time admitting that 1/2A is slowly disappearing and one way to show that it is still very much alive is for all of us to join forces, break out those great 1/2A powered models and share our passion for all things 1/2A at SMALL 2015.

Of course, not all can make the trip but I'd encourage you to spread the word and let's build support for this 1/2A event. I'm even thinking of possibly hosting a Southwest SMALL in the next year or two in either, Arizona, Nevada or California. The stories of RC pilots starting out flying 1/2A powered control line models are told all the time. It's a common thread with so many and to get 1/2A models out in force would be just plain COOL!

It may be asking a lot, especially now a days with electrics dominating the hobby but each time I throw the idea out, pilots smile and say that would be AWESOME! Can you imagine...four days of unique 1/2A glow models filling the sky in Arkansas. I see it and hope you guys would be up for it! I even plan to speak with Model Aviation Magazine Editor, Jay Smith tomorrow at the AMA Expo to see if the magazine would be interested in either covering the event as a feature or accepting an article about the event.

I know I love the smell of Cox Engines in the morning and I know you guys do too!

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http://farmrcclub.com/

Start 'em if you got 'em!

All the best,
Tony
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Old Jan 10, 2015, 09:15 AM
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I hope to attend this year with a car load of 1/2a planes! My 1/2a flying buddy went last year but saw alot more electrics than 1/2a.
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Old Jan 10, 2015, 11:40 AM
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Fantastic! Won't it be cool if we can get more 1/2A than electrics? I think so, if only this year.

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Old Jan 10, 2015, 04:05 PM
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If you arrive at SMALL on the last day you will miss the bulk of the excitement!!
It is a Thursday thru Sunday event with people arriving as early as Tuesday.
Originally you saw very few if any electrics. Now the IC engines are in the minority but still there will be more at this event than anywhere else.
Come play toys !!!
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Old Jan 11, 2015, 12:33 AM
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1/2A glow present at AMA Expo 2015

Here's some photos of the Cox engines present at AMA Expo 2015. Many more were for sale in the Swap Shop.

By the way, I spoke with Jay Smith of Model Aviation Magazine about covering SMALL 2015. He was receptive, gave me his business card and asked me to contact him. Fingers crossed for a feature article this summer.

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Old Jan 11, 2015, 02:21 AM
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Is it on???

I hope so, but the FARMCLUB site lists 2014 nuttin for 2015
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Old Jan 11, 2015, 07:08 AM
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It's on.
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Old Jan 11, 2015, 01:55 PM
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I've always dreamt of making it to SMALL. Maybe one day when it's a little closer than 1600 miles away, I'll make a weekend of it.

Does anyone have plans of taking pictures/videos and sharing them with those of us who can't make it? Any pictures would be hugely appreciated!

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Old Jan 11, 2015, 03:13 PM
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Pictures and videos are taken every year. Back track on the SMALL forum and you will find them.
I really don't think that Little Rock will get any closer to Maine than it is now. SMALL is a 4 day event to make it worth while for the many out of state flyers to make the trip. This dedication makes it what it is. Make plans to attend. You won't regret it.
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 03:14 PM
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The dates will work for me. I hope to see ya'll there!
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 04:38 PM
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I can't get the wife to warm up to the idea. 14 & 1/2 hr drive.
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 07:04 PM
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Well I guess I'd better start on some more 1/2A stuff. I've about crashed up all of the ones I had on hand.
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 09:25 PM
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Are you guys gonna burn any holes in Little Rock's workbench this year? Lawd, I hope so!
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 09:31 PM
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I think the mayor of Wrightsville still has a restraining order against my drunk Cox Huey pilot. The AMA revoked his SMALL privileges in 2012.
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Old Jan 14, 2015, 12:26 AM
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How about a SMALL video to get you guys fired up for this years event! This one is from 2010.

Celebrate 1/2A - Start 'em if you got 'em!

Wrightsville Small fun fly 5 June 2010.mov (4 min 15 sec)
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