A First Philippine R/C Aircraft Congress was held at the Angeles City Flying Club in Magalang, Pampanga last December 14 & 15, 2013. It was a very well-attended affair. Friendships were rekindled, and new aircraft models were seen.

R/C Congress flightline

R/C Congress flightline

The weather was excellent, with only a very slight breeze, and totally blue skies!

Most likely, this event will be done again. There was a lot of flying, and a lot of R/C aicraft were displayed. We used the ACFC airstrip together with their full-size ultralight aircraft (and a working, vintage Boeing PT-13 Stearman!). Because of good marshalling, no untoward events occurred.

Congratulations, Erwin, for a good event!

Photos by Albert Roa and Jake Roa.

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Erwin Dematera, contest organizer

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Bob Edison from Alaska — RC flying and control line models!

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Who dis?

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Modeler with WW2 Japanese autogyro

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Ken Falco and his Super Sportster

 

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Action at the aerobatic airplane pits

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Don Teves of the Baliuag R/C group with his balsa Nova

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Large L-4 being moved to its parking slot

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Erwin preps his gian Piper Cub for a flight.

 

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UAV in flight — took pictures and video!

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Extra 260 just after takeoff

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Bobcat just before towline release


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Scale helicopter moving out for a flight

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Ernie recovers an Easy Eagle

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Albert brings up Aedes

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Edwin launches Bobcat

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Balsa Nova in a hover

 

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Nonito Paz prepares Toti Alberto’s Avonds F‐15 turbine jet. This model is a very impressive flier

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F-15 moving along

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Beautiful T-28 “Trojan” (our “Tora-Tora”) in flight

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Low pass of a Piper L-4 electric

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“Pull Bull electric twin pulls a glider (that crashed)

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Big plane — 2m wingspan

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Extra-260 in a climb

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Another big plane, a Piper Cub, with floats


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The smallest model at the meet, this R/C Quicksilver


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Very nice B-25 Mitchell parked on the ramp and did not fly

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Yak-54. This one flew a number of times

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Another shot of the autogyro.

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Tubine-powered F-22. Flew well

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Extra-260 in Red Bull colors

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A very nice Fairey Swordfish in Royal Navy colors

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Extra-260 in a very interesting color scheme

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A modeller-designed twin, modified from a kit, powered by two .25’s

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Told you it was large!

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A large Cessna 172 getting ready to fly

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Medium-sized Edge 540

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Aerobatic airplane; don’t know what it is


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Helicopters were well-represented

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Clipped-wing Cub in attractive aerobatic colors

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L-4 done in, “Normandy Invasion”, color scheme

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Aerobats! Breitling akro and CAP 232

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Top Gun R/C Hobbies

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R/C Victory World

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Robinson R-44 helicopter

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Quicksilver in fancy Philippine colors

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Sea-Ray amphibian in a low pass. Very nice plane

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Rans S-12 in a low fly-by. Ultralight operating in Magalang

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THE QUEEN: A fully restored, authentic, Boeing PT-13 Stearman in WW2 US Navy color scheme. Beautiful plane! This plane is hangared in ACFC, Magalang, and is the product of several years’ painstaking work