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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 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.

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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.


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.
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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