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Vintage Radio Control Society means old airplanes (at least 35 years old) and sometimes very old radios. Twenty-nine pilots showed up for two days of relaxed cordial fun flying. CD'ed by Bruce Tharpe, this event seems to grow each year. We even had a few out of towners who drove a few hundred miles to fly with us.
Pilot's Choice Voting
Our Sky on Friday
New This Year - A Reed Emulator
Some Great Flight Shots
Half the fun of the VRCS is seeing what the other guys bring.
The Aeromaster, designed by Lou Andrews in the mid 1960s, just might be the most popular RC biplane of all time. The kit remained in production for over 40 years, first by Andrews and later by Great Planes.
Year of the Astro-Hog
There were four of them at the event this year. The Astro-Hog was the first truly successful low-wing RC design and became super popular in the late 1950s. It was kitted early on by Berkeley Models and later by Sig Manufacturing.
Joe Geiger came up from Eureka, CA and brought this gorgeous Hog. Joe is the brother-in-law of new club member, Jess Walls.
The VRCS is a great event made even better by the participants. Thanks to Bruce Tharpe for running this event for the past three years. And thanks to Nick Benedetti, Corina Wentworth, and Bruce Tharpe for contributing the majority of the photos for this web page. All photos are credited including those taken by your webmaster and VR/CS enthusiast, Rick Lindsey.