CONTROL LINE LINKS

HISTORY OF CONTROL LINE FROM AEROMANICS

FORUMS, PLANS, DISCUSSIONS, ETC.

  • Control Line World - magazine and Ezine
  • Heman Lee's Aeromaniacs site - many links, tips, etc.
  • Control-Line Flying Forum on Yahoo!, an online CL club -- check it out!
  • Excellence in Control-Line, a comprehensive CL site
  • Stuka Stunt Forum, an excellent general control-line discussion board.
  • National Control Line Racing Association
  • National Association of Scale Aeromodelers
  • Hangar Flying control-line forum hosted by Phil Brown.
  • Goran Olsson's fantastic all-CL Web site with a worldwide perspective, based in Sweden.
  • Aero Products, a supplier of CL kits, engines and supplies, specializing in precision aerobatics.
  • Pacific Northwest Diesel Combat: An extensive site devoted to this growing combat activity,with the Pacific Northwest schedule, results, rules and other data, regularly updated.
  • Barry Baxter's Control-Line Plans service.
  • Preston Briggs' excellent general combat information site.
  • Stunt Hanger Forum, mostly about stunt flying
  • Phil Brown's excellent Control-Line Master Link Site: Every CL link you can think of!
  • The story of control-line pioneer Oba St. Clair
  • Brotherhood of the Ring: All things about the Ringmaster family of CL models, and some other stuff, too
  • Navy Carrier flying website from the United Kingdom with lots of photos and contest reports
  • New England Combat News, covering combat flying in the Northeast
  • SOME OTHER CL CLUBS

  • Rocky Mountain Aeromodelers, Denver, CO
  • Central Arizona CL Club
  • Cholla Chopers, Tucson, AZ
  • In Oregon: Eugene Prop Spinners. Northwest Fireballs (Portland). Western Oregon Control-Line Flyers (Salem). Central Oregon. Roseburg area CL flying: Dave Shrum. The Evergreen Aero Modelers (McMinnville). Fun Flyers (Oregon City/Estacada)
  • In British Columbia: Pacific Aeromodellers web page (Vancouver), and Mission Wings Model Flying Club Web page (Mission).
  • PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

  • Aerohobby.ca -- Online combat hobby store in Canada featuring a wide range of combat competition planes, engines and accessories.
  • Aero Ply Research -- Floyd Carter's products for spark ignition systems
  • Aero Products, a supplier of CL kits, engines and supplies, specializing in precision aerobatics
  • American Junior Classics -- Historic Jim Walker CL products. The site is no longer selling products due to the death of owner Frank Macy, but it remains an interesting historical reference.
  • Aviatronics Ltd., maker of Aviastar model engines, suppliers of engines to Chinese stunt world champions. World championship engine info.
  • Balsa USA, balsa and RC kit supplier
  • Barry Baxter's Control-Line Plans service
  • Bill's Hobby Shop -- Control-line supplies only, 800 different items, phone (210) 337-8368
  • Brodak Manufacturing Co., a maker and distributor of control-line kits and supplies
  • BuiltRightFlyRight, Walter Umland's CL kits
  • Buran's Antiques and Collectibles -- Also a CL hobby shop
  • Cablestrand, supplier of "Fly By Wire" bulk control lines
  • Carlson Engine Imports -- A supplier of many engines, diesel fuel and other modeling products
  • CFC Graphics -- Model airplane graphics
  • C.F. Slattery -- Engines, parts, jigs, other building supplies
  • Cox International -- Cox engines and parts
  • Doctor Diesel -- Eric Clutton's engines and diesel conversions
  • Eugene Toy & Hobby, Eugene, Ore. -- the Northwest's best CL hobby shop
  • Fox Manufacturing Co., -- Maker of CL engines, glow plugs and other supplies - NOTE: not supplying at this time.
  • Hobby Club -- Supplier of Fora, Profi and other engines, carbon fiber and glass propellers, Nelson plugs, etc.
  • Hobby Proz - our local shop
  • Lee Machine Shop -- Tools and accessories
  • MBS Model Supply, operated by Melvin Schuette
  • McMaster-Carr -- Supplier of a wide range of industrial supplies large and small, many of which are useful for model airplane construction.
  • Michael Willcox -- FAI Combat supplies
  • Micro-Mark Tools -- Supplier of all kinds of small tools
  • MNT International -- Kaz Minato, supplier of engines, mufflers, spinners, props, parts
  • ModelWings -- UK CL ARFs
  • National Balsa -- Supplier of balsa, basswood and light plywood
  • Pat King -- A maker of laser-cut model airplane kits, including several CL designs (Many of the web master's kits)
  • Powermaster Hobby Products -- Fuel manufacturer
  • RGGraphix -- Vinyl lettering
  • Racing supplies from Darrel Albert, the former Kustom Kraftsmanship line
  • RSM Distribution, a supplier of control-line model aviation products
  • Russian-made competition engines. These Web sites are mostly in Russian language:
    Profi engines
    Fora engines
  • Silver Foxx Motors -- Lew Woolard's competition engine tuning
  • Sig Manufacturing Co., a maker and distributor of all kinds of model aviation kits and supplies, fuel
  • T&L Specialties -- Tom Lay's stunt engine rework
  • TYME -- Scott Riese supplies venturis, mufflers and other hardware
  • Tower Hobbies has some control-line supplies and much general modeling supplies
  • Windy Urtnowski -- Stunt building videos and products
  • VinlyWrite -- Maker of custom vinyl lettering and graphics
  • Zoro Tools -- Supplier of a wide range of tools and supplies of all kinds
  • ZZ Prop Fiberglass and carbon fiber propellers for CL competition custom made by Mike Hazel
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    Updated 1.30.18

     

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