Here you will find information on this year’s 2021 Sky Bunny Postal Contest. In addition we have a Slide Show of last year’s contestants. For 2021 we had a total of 4 contestants. This year’s event was held September 4th, 5th, and 6th.
Join us next Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a good old-fashioned B movie from 1941 that features a “very cool” model airplane.
Quoting from the August 2021 AMA’s Model Aviation magazine on page 14, “Power Drive is about a geodetic aircraft design undergoing stress tests. During the film, a model appears in numerous sequences, and although it’s not a flying model, it clearly highlights the aircraft’s construction.”
Here is a heads up to three videos to enjoy that on the surface seem unrelated however I believe there is a strong common thread.
The top 2 videos have been produced by DCS World (Digital Combat Simulator). These men that I will refer to is a “crew” work on current day simulator graphics that the US Government uses to train fighter pilots. What you are seeing in these two top video trailers is the civilian version of video game graphics that has progressed to a high degree of realism.
Below these trailers is a video of our late beloved late WWII United States Army Air Corps veteran, Burt Madison. He was a member of several “flight crews” responsible for securing the allied victory and securing the peace.
Although from completely different time periods in our US history, we owe a dept of gratitude to both crews. Click the link below to go to this page:
For those that have experienced a bit of trouble when trying to successfully land one of these models without hurting or in some cases destroying the landing gear—you must be thinking “There must be a better way!
Well Help is here. Directions to make a Rubber Banded Landing gear is just a click away!
If you haven’t visited our MEMBERS’ MOVIES web page in a while now is a good time. It goes to the very heart of what Free Flight is all about with an over 5 minute flight of an Hodek HK-101. Click the MEMBERS MOVIES link below:
At exactly 4:14 pm on July 20, 2020, Roie Black sent an email to Jeff Nisley—the webmaster for our HAFFA website—with a link to a video he happened to like. Little did he know then, that it would end up on our HAFFA Website on September 9th, 2020. It’s a great video and the newest entry to date and if you haven’t visited this new page for our recently revamped website, here’s your chance. Look for Roie’s submittal 3 videos down on this page:
In the future if you want to return to Members’ Movies & Video Picks, it’s the fourth and last menu item under the main menu item called Freeflight Checklist.
The web page “Freeflight Checklist“is kind of a catch all—a Go-To List if you will—for several notable pages that Aeromodelers like you will want to return to in the future as content is regularly added.
If you have a suggestion for a video you think our Aeromodeling community would like, send an email with the YouTube URL link to Jeff Renz or Jeff Nisley. If you don’t have their email addresses, submit your movie or video by using the CONTACT FORM on our CONTACT Page. Thanks in advance. The KC Free Flight staff.