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Author Topic: My Adventure of “Turning to the Dark Side” - Part 9 Flying at the 2021 AMA NATs  (Read 503 times)

Offline Dennis Nunes

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Good evening everyone,

I thought I would post the link from Flying Lines - News of Northwest Control-Line Aviation website to the 8-part document entitled "Turning to the Dark Side - The Building of Circulas 46 IIe an Electric Profile". The 8-part article is available at http://flyinglines.org/nunes.circulas46lle.html

However, I've added a new section entitled, "Part 9 - Flying at the 2021 AMA Nationals" is now available at: http://flyinglines.org/nunes.circulas.atnats.pdf

I hope you enjoy reading about my adventure or in some cases misadventure.


Stay safe,

Dennis
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Offline Rick Huff

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Dennis,
That was a great insight into "life at the Nats", thanks for sharing it.  We ate at the Sunshine once, and have avoided since.
Rick

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Great story of your adventure.  I miss the NATS and also I will never forget my first NATS in 1964 at the Grand Prairie Naval Air station.  Back then it was the Navy barricks and mess hall as I was on foot.  The couple that I rode with made sure I had a bed at the barricks.  They stayed at the motel as women were not allowed to stay over night on the base.  Again thanks for the story. H^^ 
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....my first NATS in 1964 at the Grand Prairie Naval Air station..
Mine too.  It was so different from today.  I flew Stunt, hand launch glider, A-1 and A-2 Nordic, 1/2A Gas Free Flight and rat race.  All over in a week.  Are there any multi discipline contests any more?

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Offline John Miller

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The Northwest Regionals will be offering well over 40 CL events this year in Roseburg Oregon over Labor Day weekend this year.
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Online Ken Culbertson

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The Northwest Regionals will be offering well over 40 CL events this year in Roseburg Oregon over Labor Day weekend this year.
I was referring to the old "AAA" meets with CL,FF, and RC.

Ken
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Offline john e. holliday

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Mine too.  It was so different from today.  I flew Stunt, hand launch glider, A-1 and A-2 Nordic, 1/2A Gas Free Flight and rat race.  All over in a week.  Are there any multi discipline contests any more?

Ken

I flew Navy Carrier and combat.  Riley got me in the second round.  They didn't have Rat until much later.  I  remember my first Wichita contest 64 just before the NATS and had all the out door events at the Boeing field. Oh, I got second in Navy Carrier at Wichita that year.   So I thought I had a chance.  The NATS was a big learning curve.H^^
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Dennis
ENJOYED Part 9 - quite an adventure just to get there - GREAT Stuff.

I've done OK at the Sunshine Cafe, but never got the meatloaf(!), although this year I got a piece of "Key Lime Pie" that was not pie shaped at all.  In fact I would describe it as 34B...
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Hi Dennis, enjoyed hearing the nats adventure story.  Well done and congrats. 

What are wedges?  Perhaps small balsa trim tabs at TE of the elevator?

Offline Dennis Nunes

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What are wedges?  Perhaps small balsa trim tabs at TE of the elevator?

Thanks Jim. Here are a couple of photos of the wedges that I used. Howard Rush made these for me on his 3D printer. Mine are attached to the trailing edge of the elevators with rubber cement.

Dennis



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