Indoor Updates for Season 14 - 2019 / 2020

October 11, 2019

 
Season opener in the newly renovated Boreal School gym!

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(photos by Peter Smith)


October 18th

 
Our second session enjoying our new time slot and larger airspace at the Boreal School gym.

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(photos by Peter Smith)


October 25th

 
Another busy Friday evening of indoor flying at the gym. No time for pictures...
 

November 1st

 
The Chticat "aeroslide" racers made their debut performance this week. Very cool!

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(photos by Peter Smith)


November 8th

 
The Chticats are multiplying! This week, George, Bill and Chris raced these around the pylons. Left to right, the models are made of Depron & "blue foam" (by Chris), and foamboard (by George). Great fun!

08 nov 19

(photo by C. Moes)    

<<< More Chticat info here >>>  
 

November 29th

 
A large turnout this week, with no less than a baker's dozen (13) enthusistic flyers enjoying the indoor airspace!

nov 29

(photo by Peter Smith)      

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(photo #1 by Vanessa Lefebvre, photos #2 thru #6 by Peter Smith)


December 6th

 
Another large group (10 flyers) at the gym this week, a great fun was had by all!
 

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(photos by Peter Smith)


December 13th

 
A small group this week. Hey we're not superstitious... but too busy flying to take any pictures...
 

December 20th

 
Last session of 2019 - and what a great time we had!

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(photos by Peter Smith)

 

January 10, 2020

 
A busy session to start the new year - 2020!

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(photos by Peter Smith)

 

January 17, 2020

 
First control line flight of the season - and the first test of Earl's crazy robot arm!
 
Click here for a video of this same plane flying last last summer at Far Valley MFC, which helps clarify the function of the Hubin C/L timer

 

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(photos by Peter Smith)


February 7, 2020

 
A larger group this week, and more control line flying

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(photos by Peter Smith)


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February 21, 2020

 
(Text by Earl Turner)
 
We had previously tried electric control line models indoors at the soccer field with approximately 30 ft lines an had tried “round the poll” (fast) models in the small gym on short lines. I put 2 and 2 together and figured out a way to use existing control line models without modifications on short lines without getting dizzy. 
 
The unit consists of a weighted base (a brake disk) with a short pole, to the top of which is fastened a ball-bearing (from a fidget-spinner). A plywood arm contains a receiver, battery and servo, connected to the elevator channel. 
 
Works like a charm. Looking forward to trying it again with some outdoor models once the weather permits. 
 
Although it doesn’t replace the fun of actual control line flying, it could be considered an ability device for those who are unable to participate in the sport or have a tendency to get dizzy and fall down.
 
Photo right - Chris & Earl prep the "robot arm" for another flight
 

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(photos by Peter Smith - except 1 and 2 below by C. Moes)


March 6, 2020

 
Little did we expect that this would be our last indoor flying session of the season, thanks to the nasty COVID-19. The following week, all schools would be closed, and so on... Life hasn't been the same since, but we'll be back!
 

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(photos by Peter Smith)


 
MANY THANKS to JD Aero - for sponsoring the indoor program again this year!

 

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