WATTS over Owatanna

Aug 09, 2011 3 Comments by
Sponsored by ElectriFly, this July 29-31 event held in Minnesota was a huge success, with 135 registered pilots! Already the largest electric event in the Midwest, the Watts event provided a great place for electric modelers to come together to fly, make friends and renew old acquaintances. Located just 45 miles south of Minneapolis,  it was a short drive for the locals but pilots came from Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada to be a part of this event.  Make plans for next year July 27-29!

A couple of early arrivals get in a quick flight.








An overhead view gives a great view of the facility.


A large number of twin engine models were at the event.


A quick hand launch gets this jet airborne.


Collin Mayer keeps a close eye in his airplane.

This 175-inch-span Curtiss Jenny was a real crowd-pleaser!

A closer view of the Jenny’s engine.


Modelers are a creative group and it really showed in this trailer belonging to Wayne Rademacher.


Here is a look at just one half of the flightline.


Chris Sydor of ElectriFly answers a few questions about his Great Planes Waco.


Cal Branton shows of his twin ducted-fan ME262.


Everyone got in line for the steak dinner on Saturday night.



Here’s a look at just one of the rib eye steak dinners served on Saturday. Over 160 steaks were cooked up and served!
Debra Cleghorn, ElectriFly, Featured News, Great Planes, Uncategorized

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3 Responses to “WATTS over Owatanna”

  1. John Reid says:

    That Steak looks good

  2. Steve says:

    The steaks were great! One correction on the name is WATTS over Owatonna. Thanks for the support and the report on the event! Looking forward to another great event next year!

    • Debra Cleghorn says:

      Thanks for the feedback — already corrected! Sounds like this one is definitely one to mark on your 2012 calendar.

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