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Nov 20, 2017, 11:46 PM
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1/2A Non-Contest Control Line Gathering


Well guys...I'm happy to report that a crazy idea started by myself and my dear friend Tony Naccarato to gather at least 100 1/2A powered control line planes was...as the kids would say....EPIC!!! It was the most amazing day I've personally experienced in over 40 years dabbling in control line model aviation.

We had 127 1/2A control line models gathered and a perfect flying day. I would like to thank the Valley Circle Burners and the Knights of the Round Circle for coming out to celebrate 1/2A model aviation. Each of you made this happen and I'm forever grateful.

Looking for to the 2nd Annual Gathering.

Best,
Tony
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Nov 21, 2017, 12:21 AM
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Very cool! All those 1/2A engines sure do bring back the memories.

Thanks,

Thayer
Nov 21, 2017, 12:39 AM
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Thank you Thayer!

It was Flying Models Magazine that was a HUGE inspiration to continue taking my childhood passion for 1/2A to the next level. The articles and coverage of SMALL were my favorite parts of the magazine.
Nov 21, 2017, 05:12 AM
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Well done! It's great to see others still as passionate about flying those great little engines as I am. Long live 1/2A(and 1/8A, 1/4A, and A for that matter)!
Nov 21, 2017, 11:01 AM
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Nice event, thank for the pictures!
Nov 21, 2017, 11:41 AM
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Tony, just followed this thread over from CEF. Congratulations on a very cool day. Awesome group of 1/2a fans. Fantastic photo spread too. What’s the story behind the Cox Crusader with all the notes and signatures?
Nov 21, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Thanks guy! We were all kids on Sunday.

Marleysky, I don't know but wish I did. Never went back to locate the owner, to get the story.
Nov 23, 2017, 08:18 AM
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yeah boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 23, 2017, 11:58 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving!

The vids:
Control Line B-36 Peacemaker w/ six Cox .049 engines (5 min 41 sec)

Control Line Heinkel He 111 w/ five Testors .049 engines (4 min 0 sec)

Control Line B-25 Mitchell w/ two Cox .049 Engines (2 min 10 sec)
Nov 26, 2017, 11:51 AM
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Well done Tony's looked to be a great time. Awesome pics and vids.
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Nov 26, 2017, 03:51 PM
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Very neat! Lots of memories reawakened looking at the pics and watching the videos. Thanks for sharing.
Nov 26, 2017, 10:28 PM
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This really rolled me into nostalgia. Many afternoons at the elementary school parking lot, flying Wen Mac AT6s and Cox PT-19s in the neighbor's back yard on 15’ lines and then hanging out at the control line circles in Melrose Park (Houston) after I learned to drive.

I had trouble flying built up 1/2As until I built an OS 35 powered Ringmaster. That revealed the secrets and then I could fly them all, even that bounce with your heartbeat Li’l Satan.
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Nov 26, 2017, 10:29 PM
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How cool!!!!!
Nov 28, 2017, 12:02 PM
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Thanks guys! We are having a great time reconnecting with the control line and free flight communities. Fantastic folks, who create amazing models.


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