discussed the Minnesota Scale Classic contest. This event
was started by Bill Cowette as a Scale Masters Qualifier
many years ago, and it was the primary reason that the Scale
Flyers of Minnesota was formed. It has continued w/o
interruption since then. It will be held Saturday August 7,
2010 at the SMMAC field in Owatonna -- the largest RC
flying field in the state! It has both a paved runway
and lots of smooth grass. Events are Fun Scale, Team Scale
and combined Sportsman/Expert. AMA rules. Contestants
scoring in the top 30% will be invited to attend the 31st US
Scale Masters Tournament, September 15-19 in Indiana.
US Scale Masters for more information and details.
John is also the director of
Scale Sunday Fly-in. This event, also started by Bill
Cowette, the founder of the Scale Flyers,
returns after a several-year hiatus. $10 entry fee includes
lunch and prizes. Sunday June 13 at Sodbusters, a grass
field surrounded by soybeans. Additional information can
also be found at Sod Busters R/C. Much thanks to John for
organizing these two events.
Also, John Baligrodzki
brought his Yellow P-47 almost assembled. “Instructions are
vague.” Lead-balanced fiberglass ailerons on a wood wing--
“hinging was a pain—does not work real well.” G62 engine.
John will do cockpit early in the assembly process from a
Viking Cockpit Kit ($40). Sadly Viking is currently
out of business, maybe at some time in the future he'll
start up again but for now you'll need to seek out other
suppliers for your cockpit needs.
John described the car trick
for Robart tires - place just the tires in front of the
tires of your car. Park the car on them for a while. This
will flatten them and make them easier to install on the
hubs. They will eventually return to their original shape.