Model Airplanes at the Air Affaire
Successful flying model airplanes have been around longer than full-size airplanes. Radio controlled models have been around since the 1930s. Back then the radios had vacuum tubes and massive batteries, and the “controlled” part of RC was questionable at best. Today’s electronics are miracles of reliability and miniaturization, making possible the amazing array of model airplanes that you can see today. Ranging from giant, 1/3 scale models down to featherweight models than can fly indoors, with traditional gas or glow fuel engines or modern high-output electric motors with lithium batteries, fixed wing airplanes or helicopters, basic flight controls or complete auto-pilot with GPS tracking, the options are virtually unlimited.
Come to the Air Affaire and check out the action!
(Note: All model flying will take place at the grass RC field behind the hangars.)
Sequim RC Aeronauts (http://sequimrcaeronauts.org/) and the Olympic RC Modelers (http://olympicrcmodelers.com/) from Port Angeles will be flying for their annual charity show to benefit Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. This is a great show with lots of fancy stunt flying.
Tri-Area RC Flyers (http://triarearc.org/) from the Quimper Peninsula (Port Townsend/Chimacum/Port Ludlow)
You can take an up-close look at some models on display as well as trying your hand on an RC computer simulator.