WELCOME TO THE 35th ANNUAL ROGUE EAGLES R/C AIRSHOW!
Every year the Rogue Eagles take great pride and pleasure in bringing to the Rogue Valley our model airplane airshow. We have two main goals when we put on this show. Goal number one is to earn money to donate to the Children's Miracle Network. 100% of the gate receipts for this Airshow went to this local charity which provides vital services to the children of the Rogue Valley. Secondly, we love what we do, and we want to share our hobby and passion for model airplanes with the general public. The Air Show is an opportunity to show off a sample of our fun by presenting a choreographed program of flight activities. After the show we always open up the pit area for spectators to get a close-up view of the aircraft and talk with the pilots.
We thank all of the folks who came out and donated to a great cause while spending the day with us, the businesses that provided the financial support that made this show possible, the members who participated behind the scenes, and the pilots whose skills and enthusiasm make this event come to life. We also thank Eric Kees and Pat Dunlap without whose photo skills this web page would not have been possible.
We are already looking forward to doing this again next year!
We invite anyone who is interested in learning to fly R/C planes to check our web site and learn more about our club. R/C flight instruction is free and we have several designated trainers who are glad to teach new pilots how to fly! http://www.rogue-eagles.org/information/LearnToFly.htm
— Jay Strickland, President, Rogue Eagles R/C Club
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Ron Dilday's GeeBee racer flown by Dale McCuistion... fast but a handful to land. Powered by a YS140 engine.
Ron McElliott flying a one-of-a-kind Osprey. Ron's sailplane is of glass and composite construction and has a 120" wingspan.
Glider on approach with flaps down.
Don Coleman prepping a chopper to be flown by Don and his son, Steve. The Aurora Avant is powered by an OS90 Hyper engine and has a 5' rotor arc.
From left, Richard Pekarek and Bruce Tharpe starting Bruce's control line Dyna-Jet Red Head pulse-jet. The pulse-jet engine dates back to the mid '40s and only has one moving part, a reed valve. Compressed air is blown through engine, mixes with Coleman fuel, a spark is applied and the engine starts, WOW! ...it's LOUD!
Alan Littlewood is also a 1/3 scale Great Planes Pitts Special pilot. This bird has a 69" wingspan and has been fitted with a screaming MOKI 2.10 engine.
It's no secret that Cliff Sands loves fast planes!
"Double Trouble", as Rick calls it, is actually a Witchcraft Twin powered by 2 OS 1.08 engines and, even with Robart retracts, only weighs 14 pounds. This bird was scratch built from plans and is very fast. Wing span is 90".
More photos of this unique twin engine racer can be found at the top of the PotLuck 2013 photo page.
Cliff Sands' beautiful Bud Nosen kit, "Gere Sport", has a 114" top wing and is powered by a Zenoah GT80.
With assistance from John Parks, Calvin Emigh takes the "Gere Sport" for a sporting flight.
The detached wing casually floated down last.
Larry was pretty confident that a bolt failed. This bolt connected the bottom end of the wing strut to the fuselage. The struts are functional on this model; it depends on the struts for structural integrity. Once the strut came loose, the wing attachment failed.