A low ceiling and some intermittent rain caused delays on Wednesday for the 2018 RC Scale Aerobatics Nats, known this year as the John Schroder Scale Aerobatics Championships 2018. After the delays, the competition picked back up and five rounds of flying were completed.
The first day of the 2018 RC Scale Aerobatics Nats began with a pilots' meeting, followed by a tribute to the late John Schroder. Two Known rounds and part of an Unknown round were completed, but then the sky darkened and the radar filled with thunderstorms. The contest was called for the day.
The 2018 RC Scale Aerobatics Nats begins today. This year's competition has been renamed the John Schroder Scale Aerobatics Championships 2018 in honor and in memory of the late John Schroder. All pilots who participate will receive a participation plaque to commemorate the event.
That's a wrap! The 2018 RC Scale Nats finished Sunday, June 24, with a surprise twist. The winner of the Fun Scale Open class finished a fraction of a point ahead of a fellow competitor! The winners in the other classes were also announced during an awards ceremony.
The first day of flying competition at the 2018 RC Scale Nats is in the books! Four flightlines were set up for the pilots and their aircraft on Saturday. The Piper Cub and other well-known aircraft were popular to model for this year's Nats.
The first day of the 2018 Outdoor Nats began with static judging in RC Scale. Judges reviewed drawings, photographs, and meticulous details of various full-scale aircraft and compared them with the scaled-down replicas built by contestants.
The 2018 Indoor Free Flight Nats concluded over the weekend. The weather was inconsistent presenting many challenges for our competitors. Check out this issue of NatsNews for a recap.
The 2018 AMA National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) starts today with Indoor Free Flight at the Rantoul Airport and Aviation Event Center in Illinois. Find out what to expect from this year's competition now!
The final top three in all but one class of the 2017 RC Helicopter Nats received their plaques on Wednesday. A longtime Nats CD was also honored.