Indoor Flying Sessions

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Jeff Renz’s 2017 A-6 Indoor model aircraft

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Location: Osawatomie Auditorium, 439 Main St., Osawatomie, KS (See below for Google Map) Note that Osawatomie City Auditorium use is at the discretion of the City officials for these dates and times.

2018 Fall and Winter Schedule:

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Sunday October 14th — Indoor Flying Session — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday November 4th — Indoor Flying Session — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday December 1st — Indoor Flying Session — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday January 5th — Indoor Flying Session — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Here are the Indoor Models that will be flown this year:

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Comet Phantom Flash

  • Comet Phantom Flash — A Flying Aces event
  • P-18 (7.5g min. weight rule)
  • Comet ROG
  • Tem Johnson Memorial Glider Event —This is combined Indoor HLG (Hand Launch Glider) and both Indoor CLG (Catapult Launch Glider) events, AMA rules. Best time from any of the three events counts.

Almost everyone it seems last year had a P-18 and a Comet Phantom Flash. This year the Comet ROG will replace the Blatter 40.

With the passing of Tem Johnson we will now have the Tem Johnson Glider Memorial Trophy as well for the accumulated points. Any indoor glider design which meets the AMA rules can be flown. Cat Glider is just as difficult as hand launch. You get to count your highest score of either plane for each month.

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Jeff Renz prepares to fly his 2017 A-6

 

Check out Jeff’s A-6 Indoor model by clicking on the following link:
Feb 2017 Model Aircraft of the Month — Jeff Renz’s A-6 Indoor Model Aircraft

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Evan Guyett working on his F1D Indoor Aircraft

Indoor Free Flight Models are very light, slow flying models powered by twisted rubber strips driving a large propeller. Hand launched gliders and gliders catapulted into the air by a loop of rubber strip are also flown indoors. They are flown in school gymnasiums,  auditoriums, and similar large open spaces. It’s not unheard of to have typical flight times
of several minutes powered only by a small rubber band.

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Emil Schutzel working on his A-6, Gary Hodson is seen in the background

condenser paper covered stick 350Indoor models are one of the least expensive and simplest ways to get started in aeromodeling.
You don’t have to be a member to watch a flying event and the admission is free.

 

Peanut Scale 300Peanut Scale is another category of Indoor Model Aircraft.

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Gary Hodson holding his 1926 Stout Ford

They must have a wingspan of between 10″ and 13″  and must be built-up reproductions of actual man-carrying aircraft. To see more of Gary’s plane click on this link: 

Jan 2017 Model Aircraft of the Month — Gary Hodson’s “Peanut Scale” 1926 Stout Ford Monoplane

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Gary Hodson’s “Peanut Scale” Stout Ford


For more information about indoor models or our organization—HAFFA, contact Jeff Renz, Vice president or any of the other officers, by visiting our “Contact” page.

Below is a Google Map pointing to the address of the next flying session at the Osawatomie Auditorium, 439 Main Street, Osawatomie, KS. Click on the “View larger map” in small letters under the address and you can use this map the same as any other Google Map to plan your route there. See you there!


Below are photos from past indoor flying events.
Click on any of the photos in the gallery, and a Slide Show will start.