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Kudzu Spring Classic May 14-15!

kudzuspring16 (1)CAFFA and the DC Maxecuters are hosting their spring contest on the coming weekend. Both FAC and selected AMA events are being flown in Raeford, NC (Google map to field: http://goo.gl/maps/vc3R). Weather forecast calls for temps in the low 80s with light...

Spring Kudzu Classic Meet

The Spring Kudzu Classic will be held May 14-15 at our field in Raeford, North Carolina. This annual context is sponsored jointly by the Carolina Area Free Flight Association and the DC Maxecuters. We will fly both AMA and FAC events. Contacts: John Diebolt jdiebolt@mingspring.com Stew Myers Stew.meyers@verizon.net Kit Bays baysc@ecu.edu kudzuspring16...

Report on the November 19 CAFFA Fun Fly

The Carolina Area Free Flight Association sponsors a fun fly the third Saturday of each month at the sod farm in Raeford, NC.  Here is a report on the last one from the club president: “I have tried to think of a way to adequately describe the day. Lets see, WOW, great, fantastic, super duper - by now I think you may have the idea that it was a beautiful day to fly free flight! Early morning was a little cool and the ground was still damp from the rain earlier in the week (no standing water). This soon changed to a very comfortable shirt sleeve day. Bright sunshine and a very high Carolina Blue sky soon dried the grass and provided an abundance of very gentle lift. There was a nice breeze (not really wind) blowing early which steadily DECREASED to almost nothing by noon. Absolutely no problem keeping models “on the field”. Notice I said no problem keeping models on the field instead of saying “in sight”. In anticipation of our Blue Ridge Special one design contest coming up this spring, I brought a newly built B R Special to test and trim. Having progressed through several glide and low power trim tests it was time for a full power see what she would do flight. Well, 5 minutes and 59 seconds later I lost sight of her high over the northern side of the field. Still within the parameter of the field but out of sight vertically! Not caught in a big boomer but just slow lazy higher and higher circles. After the first minute or...

Interview With Ron Williams

The Brainbusters in Virginia have posted a brief but fascinating interview with Ron Williams. Among other things he speaks about his famous book Building and Flying Indoor Model Airplanes. Check out the video at https://vimeo.com/135638455