Indoor Flying Sessions

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Jeff Renz’s 2017 A-6 Indoor model aircraft

Indoor Flying Sessions

Manhattan 400

The Manhattan is one of many types of Indoor Aircraft.

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.

Two remaining sessions remaining for 2018:

Saturday March 3rd — Indoor Flying Session — 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday April 7th — Indoor Flying Session Final Contest— 8:30 am to 3:00

Remember that we have the HAFFA SPRING BREAK Outdoor Flying Session planned for May!

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Gliders are an easy way to enter the hobby of Aeromodeling.


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

  • The Flying Aces event: Comet Phantom Flash
  • P-18 (7.5g min. weight rule)
  • Blatter 40 event. (its an ROG) club will provide kits / plans or build your own from scratch. I have plans! Volare Model airplane supply has the kits.
  • Tem Johnson Memorial Glider event
    (combo Indoor HLG and Indoor Cat-Launch glider) AMA rules.
Comet Phantom Flash 350

Phantom Flash

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

Easy B 350

A P-18  (wingspan 18″) is similar to an Easy B

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.penny plane 350

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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.