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Norfolk Aeromodelers now fly in Chesapeake VA

VIRGINIA'S
EAST COAST CONTROL-LINE MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB

WINNERS OF THE 2016 BUILDING CONTEST:

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Jimmy Welch wins the Norfolk Aeromodeler of the year trophy for 2015.

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WINNERS OF THE 2015 BUILDING CONTEST:

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Jimmy Welch with a Bosta, John Tate with a Legacy and Abram VanDover with a Shoestring

Don Jenkins won the perpetual Mr. Ringo trophy for 2015 & 2016. 

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Below are a couple of old photos of Mr. Ringo from back in the 1980's. Mr. Ringo always had a cigar in mouth. Mr. Ringo mentored many a control line flyer on how to build and fly.

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WINNERS OF THE 2013 BUILDING CONTEST :

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Co-winners are Abram Van Dover with his 1/2A Snapper and Jimmy Welch with his Wedell Stunter

WINNERS OF THE 2012 BUILDING CONTEST :

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Abram Van Dover 4th, John Tate 1st, Bill Sequira 3rd, Mike Ames 2nd

WINNERS OF THE 2011 BUILDING CONTEST :

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Bobby Mathison 4­­ th, Jimmy Welch 3rd,, Artie Jessup 1st & Bill Sequira 2nd

WINNERS OF THE 2010 BUILDING CONTEST :

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John Tate 3rd, , Willis Swindell 1st & Jimmy Welch 2nd

 

 

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OS LA 46 MODS FOR A BETTER STUNT RUN

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Here is a stock head

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The modified head. Combustion chamber is opened up and the head is lowered down.

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Here is a stock crankshaft (rear and side view).

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Here is the modified crank with a tungsten insert and removed material in front of crank pin.

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Here is a stock LA 46 Piston & Liner

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Liner intake ports raised to 15 deg of the exhaust port and piston is notched for better fuel flow.

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Look for the brass color inside the exhaust port. That is where the intake ports were modified.

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Note there is no longer a border around the O.S. on the head. The head was opened and lower.

FOX 35 HIGH ZOOT CRANK SHAFT

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An old crank on the left, 40th anniversary crank in the middle and Hi-Zoot on the right

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Side by side shot at the Hi-Zoot crank and the old style crank

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The Hi-Zoot crank is larger in dia. So you have to lap the Crank to the engine case

Here are a few of us having fun out at Fentress around 2007.

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