Featured B Movie for August HAFFA Meeting will be “Power Dive (1941)”

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.”

Click here to visit the “Power Dive (1941)” Web Page

Here’s info about our new Meeting Location:

Cedar Roe Library
5120 Cedar St, Roeland Park, KS

(It’s directly EAST of Walmart)

Below is a Google Map to the Cedar Roe Library
5120 Cedar St, Roeland Park, KS 66205

Three new Videos added to Member Movies and Video Picks

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:

Members’ Movies & Video Picks

Note: The author of this Post is not affiliated with DCS World and my intention is not to advertise for this company. The reason these were selected is that I believe our viewers might enjoy them.

New Gallery & Slide Show for the Sky Battle 2021 Postal Contest

For those following this Postal Contest we have added a web page
featuring photos of your Guillow’s Javelin and Lancer “Flying Models.”

Here’s a link to the new web page:

Sky Battle 2021 Postal Contest — Guillow’s Javelin and Lancer Gallery and Slide Show.

Official Flights must be made between
Saturday April 24, 2021 and Sunday April 25, 2021.

For those that are entering this contest—Fair Winds and Good Luck.

Durable Rubber Banded Landing Gear for Guillow’s Javelin & Lancer Flying Models

Here’s BIG NEWS for those taking part in this year’s Sky Battle 2021 Lancer Javelin Postal Contest.

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!

A new web page has been added in the Hints’n Tips Section of our website.

Click the thumbnail of the PDF document
or the link below to go to the web page.

Rubber Banded Landing Gear for Guillow’s
Javelin & Lancer Flying Models

Here you will find two pages of instructions in PDF format to download and print including full scale parts drawings and helpful fabrication hints.

Also included is a gallery of additional helpful photos and a future featured photo gallery of your “Flying Models”. (Send us your pictures!)

Good luck on all your projects and as always Fair Winds. —Jeff Nisley

KC Free Flight Visitors — There’s a New Video on our “MEMBERS’ MOVIES” web page — Check it Out!

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:

MEMBERS’ MOVIES

NEWS FLASH! — It’s the TOP one!

Be sure to view all the video’s you haven’t seen yet and if you have an idea or and actual YouTube video send it our way through the comments at the bottom of the page.

ENJOY!

HAFFA Marion Contest 2020 to be held Oct 3rd and 4th

The 19 annual HAFFA Marion Contest is being held this weekend. All the latest can be found at this web page:

HAFFA 2020 Marion KS Free Flight Contest

A current flyer for the event can be downloaded and printed and further down on the page you will find two links to Weather Apps showing the weather for the weekend. They can also be found here:

Underground Weather 10 Day Forecast for Marion, Kansas

Emporia, Kansas Aviation Weather Report and Forecast

Lastly there is a Google Map to plan your trip at the bottom of the page. It can also be accessed here:

Google Map for Marion, KS

— We wish all who attend this event good luck and stay safe. —

Roie Black Unknowingly Submits a New Video for our “Members’ Movies and Video Picks” web page.

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:

Enjoy “Winding A Rubber-Powered Twin – Start To Finish” here: Members’ Movies & Video Picks

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.

The staff at KC Free Flight — 9/9/20

The page title FreeFlight Checklist was inspired by what all pilots do before they take off and that is to check their Preflight Checklist, a list that pilot Roie Black is well aware of.

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.