Afternoon all, I hope you are all well and safe. During this lockdown I have no more room in my garage to build any more radio models so thought I would go back to my yoof and built a couple of Vintage Control Line models! They are quick to make and cheap (£10 each?). The only outlay is the motor (s) and a set of lines. Does anyone else in the club own and or fly control line models? Is so, what type/engine size. I believe Jon T and Mitch have dabbled in the past.Perhaps when Covid is over, we could have a light hearted Combat competition one Summers evening? Everyone must try Control Line at least once!
Hi Dennis, myself and Mitch have got Warlord combat wings with PAW 2.5 diesels in them, I also have loads of fuel left as Mitch decided I should buy an extra 1/2 gallon at the Nats 2 years ago, still not opened
I'm also half way though building a aerobatic model for a 25 glow, progress during 2020 was around 0% though!
Be good to get more interest going in CL, I really don't think that many of our younger members 'get it'
That's great Jon. I agree. Youngsters are attracted to electronics and will never experience the thrill of "feeling" the model on the end of the lines. C/L models also take some building skills which many, young and old, have bypassed with the advent of RTF/ARTF kits. One thing in the favour of C\L is that they are pretty quick, cheap and fun to build. I'll try and take some snaps of my build and post as I go.
Interestingly, old school days chum on extreme right of picture contacted me just before Xmas via Southampton ATC, who in turn tracked me down via Bournemouth ATC.
We have not been in touch since shortly after leaving school as his interest turned to a Matchless 250 and then onto 'other things'.
He had found an old plan of the Storch during the first lockdown which was a model he had built in 1967 and I had built a Stuka at the same time (both were free flight designs but converted to single channel). He had another go at building the Storch, which triggered all the memories, hence the search.