Re: Western Front Rhinebeck

Douglas R. Jones (
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 09:20:31 -0500

>For many years, there WAS an all WW1 contest on the West Coast. It was call
>"The Western Front Jamboree" or something like that. Just sort of seemed to
>disappear. Got excellent coverage in the magazines back in the late 70's.

This sounds like it was a blast!

>Right now JETS are the hot topic, like it or not. WW1 scale does do VERY well
>in FAI competition, where the judges aree more knowledgeable, and the well
>designed WW1 type craft with light weight and good power to weight ratios
>fly nice and slow, making the overweight heavy metal warbirds look either
>sloppy in the manuvers, or like F-16s on a scramble.

Good point, Don. Larry and I have talked about this in the past. One of the
big advantages to flying WWI/Golden Age aircraft is the potential for
keeping wing loadings down. Which helps when trying to fly them like their

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