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A colorful Stearman of Tim Dickey on the table for static judging.

A colorful Stearman of Tim Dickey on the table for static judging.

The RC Scale Nats kicked off on a beautiful Thursday morning. Light winds, a clear blue sky, and temperatures in the mid-70s were perfect for practice flying. This was a welcome change from Wednesday’s rain and 25 mph winds, all courtesy of hurricane Beryl!

 
Chago Panzardi, a four-time Helicopter and four-time Pylon reporter, is a fearsome Q40 competitor!

Chago Panzardi, a four-time Helicopter and four-time Pylon reporter, is a fearsome Q40 competitor!

Today, July 11, held AMA 422 Quickie Racing. We could have asked for a better day. The weather was wet, but there was no wind. Doug Killebrew and his crew put on a nice show. 72 entries made this a big event of this week! AMA 422 is a two-day show, occurring on July 11-12.

Today, July 11, held AMA 422 Quickie Racing. We could have asked for a better day. The weather was wet, but there was no wind. Doug Killebrew and his crew put on a nice show. 72 entries made this a big event of this week! AMA 422 is a two-day show, occurring on July 11-12.

 
The tent is down!

The tent is down!

Today, July 10, saw AMA 426 Quickie Racing canceled due to stormy weather. AMA 426 was supposed to be a two-day show, held July 9-10. Due to today’s cancellation, the results from July 9 will stand.

 
Doug Killebrew’s early-morning meeting!

Doug Killebrew’s early-morning meeting!

Today, July 9, held AMA 426 Quickie Racing. We could have asked for a better day, as the weather was wet, but there was no wind. Doug Killebrew and his crew put on a nice show. 77 entries make this the biggest event of the week.

 

Nats Demystified

thermal hunting demystified

In our final episode of Nats Demystified, Matt Ruddick talks to Wally Adasczik and Bob Sifleet about hunting thermals in Soaring and Free Flight events.

 
windy conditions demystified

Join Matt Ruddick for another Nats Demystified where he talks to League of Silent Flight Secretary John Marien about how sailplanes are able to soar in windy conditions.

 
lost free flight model demystified

Matt Ruddick comes back for another episode of Nats Demystified to talk to four-time Nats champion Bob Sifleet about how free flight modelers find stray models.  

 
winch launch sailplanes demystified

In this episode of Nats Demystified, AMA's Matt Ruddick talks to League of Silent Flight President Wally Adasczik about sailplanes, particularly about on way these aircraft are launched into the air without the need for a propeller or tow-plane.

 

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