The 17th Annual KRC Electric Fly

by Jim Bourke.

17th Annual KRC Electric Fly

The SR Symposium

Attendees heard lectures from the "gurus" of electric flight, including Keith Shaw, Tom Hunt, Larry Sribnick, and Bob Kopski.

The indoor fly-in was held on Friday at 7:00. Modelers from all over the world gathered to fly 1oz airplanes in the Hotel conference room.

One ingenious modeler used a high-power flashlight as a means of controlling his ultra-lightweight pennyplane. Details are inside the article.

The SR indoor fly-in

Assorted planes on the flight line

Its impossible to guess how many planes were at this year's KRC. Every type of plane imaginable was represented, from 5" wingspans to 1/4 scale and beyond. Electric helicopters and ducted fans also made occasional appearances.

Keith Shaw's Demonstration flights

One of the highlights of every KRC is the Keith Shaw Demo. Keith has been building electric scale masterpieces for years.

This year, Keith's Horten flying wing was lost due to a radio failure only seconds after take-off.


The Winner of the AULD this year was John McCullough with his ONO design. Get the inside scoop on the ONO's inner workings

The KRC Experience

Meet the gang at EFLIGHT, a few celebs, and take a look at some of the vendor's offerings.

My deepest personal thanks to Dennis Weatherly, Jim Mullen, Mike Roerig, and Andy Roerig for providing photos for this article. Thanks also to Pete O'Shea for scanning in numerous photos for me.

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