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Post  xplaneguy on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:07 pm

On Nov 19, 2017, we will be celebrating 1/2A control line with a mass gathering at Apollo Field in Van Nuys, CA. Many of us started flying 1/2A control line when we were kids and now it's time to celebrate 1/2A control line, and we're going BIG. Hoping to have more than 100 on display. We're encouraging pilots from around the country to bring all of your 1/2A control line models flying or static for a large group photo. We will be flying all day and sharing our passion for 1/2A. Myself and my buddy Tony Nacarrato are planning to make this an annual gathering and possibly a two day event. The word is spreading around the Southwest and beyond.

Bring'em if you got'em and please spread the word. Hope we see you there. Smile

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Post  MauricioB on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:03 pm

beautiful invitation poster !, I hope it will be a success! from here I wish you the best, sincerely! .... of course I would like to be there!
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Post  xplaneguy on Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:16 pm

Thank you my friend! I wish you could be here as well. Smile

A hug from California. Smile
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Post  MauricioB on Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:31 pm

xplaneguy wrote:Thank you my friend! I wish you could be here as well. Smile

A hug from California. Smile
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Post  xplaneguy on Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:29 pm

Well guys...I'm happy to report that a crazy idea 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....thank the good Lord! I'm still going through 450 photos, plus videos and will provide a link to everything soon. Here's a few images to start. We even had a few kids to include my daughter on the handle...good times! Smile Small Cox Logo

Mauricio - Your best wishes were a blessing. Thank you my friend! Smile

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Post  xplaneguy on Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 pm

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Post  Kim on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Now THAT is something !!!!!

Kudos and congrats to you and everybody involved !!!!!

You people know how to have fun !!!!!!!

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Post  xplaneguy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:26 am

Thanks Kim....though it's safe to say that we are far more envious of you, my friend! Wink
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Post  MauricioB on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 am

that's been great! ... it's great to see so many people having a great time doing what they like ... the day seems to have accompanied them too! I feel happy because the efforts have not been in vain, it takes a lot dedication to carry out an encounter and that the result is what we appreciate, it is very rewarding !.
Congratulations to you Tony and the organizers ... a very big applause to all those who participated and made it possible for the meeting to be a success !!
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Post  xplaneguy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:11 am

Thank you Mauricio for your support and encouragement.

Hugs from California! Smile
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Post  roddie on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:18 am

MAN!!! Look at all those little airplanes!!! AWESOME!!! Congratulations on a terrific turn-out and great flying-weather!!!
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Post  xplaneguy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 am

Thank you Roddie!

Getting to fly 1/2A models with friends who share this passion ...is a real treat! Watching kids fly 1/2A is always awesome, as long as they don't fall over from being dizzy.
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Post  KariFS on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am

NICE!! Wish I could have been there... Did that Peacemaker fly? Must have sounded awesome. Just noticed it is missing an engine Shocked

Nice models, good to see that the hobby is alive and well at least in some parts of the world Thumbs Up
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Post  xplaneguy on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:43 pm

Peacemaker did fly with five engines running. I shot video and will try to post it tonight. Same with the Heinkel He 111.
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Post  xplaneguy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:30 am

As promised, here's the video of the B-36 flight:
https://youtu.be/_OPqZdeUOqw
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Post  xplaneguy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:19 am

Heinkel He 111 with five Testors .049 engines:
https://youtu.be/qcqg9wg8nsU
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Post  Kim on Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:02 am

[quote="xplaneguy"]Heinkel He 111 with five Testors .049 engines:


WAHAAAAA!!!!  Go Wen Mac...uh...TESTORS !!!!!!

Man, be sure and pass along our appreciation for all the guys/gals who built these great machines!  This is like something you'd see back inn the 60's !!!!!!!

And, of course, KUDOS TO YOU for covering this with your traveling tablet !!!!
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Post  getback on Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:19 am

Cool stuff Tony Thumbs up !! Thumbs Up  That was something when the all 6 engines quit at one time and came in for a great landing too !! Thanks to all involved !! *** just watched the Heinkel He 111 flight , that's amazing you get 5 Testors running at the same time lol! Nice airplane !! sunny


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Post  xplaneguy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:31 am

Thanks Kim & Eric! I'll pass along your kind words.

Here's a scratch-built B-25 in flight:
https://youtu.be/0VbfAbpUDS8

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Post  roddie on Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:23 am

Those two multi's were a TREAT to watch fly! The vapor-trails looked very cool and realistic! You don't see that with electrics! Both models were flying 5+ second laps, which was also very cool for 1/2A power. When you add-up the five/six .049 engine-displacements; they were flying with the power of single .25/.29 engines!

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Post  xplaneguy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:14 pm

My daughter Evelyn's first Cox PT-19...good times! Smile
https://youtu.be/tbRGpvGkYLE
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:51 am

I'm dazzled!  Beautiful videos and I like the video pan of all 126 models in attendance.  Picked out what I believe to be a Black Hawk Models Mosquito and several variations of the Cox PT-19.  The multi's were spectacular but all were wonderful.

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Post  Marleysky on Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:58 am

xplaneguy wrote:My daughter Evelyn's first Cox PT-19...good times! Smile
https://youtu.be/tbRGpvGkYLE

Tony, Congratulations to you and Tony2 on setting up the whole 1/2a Day! Plus getting Evelyn’s first flight on a PT19 on video!  Too Cool.
Almost to the end of the video she kneels down by the plane, the battery shown looks to be a 6 volt lantern battery?? Or is it really a 1 1/2 volt?  The position of the wire connections make it look like the Ray 0 Vac 6 volt to me.

If it is a 1.5 volt ...where did you get it?
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Post  xplaneguy on Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:12 am

Thanks guys! We were very fortunate to have great weather, which greatly contributed to the amazing turnout.

Marleysky - Here's the link for the Hobbico 1.5v battery from Tower Hobbies:
https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXL368
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