A gallery of pictures depicting control line models and related paraphenalia, sent in by readers of Australian Control Line Nostalgia.

1.  A picture taken early in February 2009 and sent in by Harry Bailey depicts an FAI teamracer now some 35 years old.  It was built and raced in 1974 by David Kidd, piloted by Graeme Wilson, and is still in flying condition according to Harry.  A bit of a mystery surrounds where the model has been languishing since 1975, but now that it is in Harry's possession he might claim to have Australia's first Classic FAI teamracer if he can find an ETA 15 to fit it, and actually flies it.  That is, unless someone else dredges out an even earlier model from the past, still flyable.

2.  The blue Vintage A teamracer shown in this and following pictures reveal many details of the now famous model raced by Grant Potter.  Grant is continually being asked about the model which, as far as Grant knows, currently has to its credit the fastest times in Australia and probably the fastest in the world for its class of racing.  The model was built by Ray Harvey and so far has survived two big crashes, one of which required the wing being replaced once.

3.  Front view of the same model.  Here is its record of successes:

2006 Victoria state champs - 16.04.06 final time - 6:34.01
2005 NSW state championships - 01.10.05 heat time - 3:07.52
2008 KMFC competition - 16.11.08 Heat time 3:10.88 (new 15.92m length lines)




4.  Top front view with engine and tank removed.  From this and the following picture a good idea can be gained of how cooling air is guided around the engine cylinder.






5.  Top rear view with engine and tank removed.








6.  Still the same model, this time with engine, fuel shutoff, and tank installed.







7.  Rothwell R250 engine, together with fuel shutoff, and tank.  The technology revealed by this set of photos could be transferred almost without change into a new Classic FAI racer.  A smaller fuel tank is all that would be required.