Monday, July 06, 2015

2015 Control Line Nats --- Keith Renecle

The 2015 control-line Nats was held from the 13th to the 16th of June at the PC Pelser airfield in Klerksdorp together with the R/C power model classes. I must admit that some of us in CLASA were rather dubious of joining in on this idea. We have been rather spoilt by having our Nats at the Barnstormers Model Flying club for many years now, and we knew that this was going to cost the vast majority of us a lot more money with the added travel and accomodation costs.
The idea of being with a much larger group of model plane enthusiasts was however, very attractive.
The other concern was of course that it was to be held in winter, and Klerksdorp is really cold in the early mornings. In fact it was around -3°C every morning, but fortunately the weather was kind to us for the entire event, with really light wind each day, so by around 10h00 it usually warmed up quite nicely.
As things turned out, this was a highly successful and very enjoyable Nats for us and C/L was well represented and promoted. I have already received requests for plans and C/L stuff from many who attended the events and were impressed with the round and round stuff.
After the events we all agreed that this really worked well for us and we would be interested in doing it again next year..........with some reservation about the time of year!

Full report here.

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