Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

The Long Island Skyhawks hosted their 8th annual giant scale Dawn Patrol event and they had an amazing time doing it! With flying kicking off at the crack of dawn, (about 5:15am) and lasting until well into dusk (8:15pm), this group of World War One RC pilots really know how to put on a show! Watch for a detailed event article in the December issue of MAN! There were more giant scale WW I warbirds than ever before.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Dave Von Frank’s 1/4 scale Fokker Triplane comes in for a landing.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Many of the WW I warbirds at the Dawn Patrol were 1/3-scale. Most built from Balsa USA kits.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Lou Centrangelo’s 1/3-scale Triplane lines up for a pass in the Bomb Drop contest.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Beautifully built and finished 1/3-scale Fokker D.VII flown by Mike Gross Sr.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

A target of opportunity! Lots of models on the flightline.

 

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Sal Calvagna (left) and Tony Kirchenko show off their Eindeckers.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

lots of Aeroplanes in the sky all the time at the Dawn Patrol.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

The Mass Fokker D.VII had 11 biplanes in the air at one time.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

D.VII Mass takeoff!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

The mid-day aircraft lineup for Pilot’s Choice award.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

As far as the eye can see!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

All sorts of supporters come to the event!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

It’s 5AM time to crank those engines!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Dawn Patrol Long Island Style!

Scratch designs from Roy Vaillancourt. Sopwith Dolphin with the SE 5 Scout in the back ground.

And the winners are!

Best of Class

Allied Multi-wing, Roy Vaillancourt

Allied Monoplane, Brian Dean

Central Power Multi-wing, Mike Gross Sr.

Central Powers Monoplane, Mike Gross Jr.

Mission Events

Balloon Bust, Brian Dean

Spot Landing, Scott Neary

Bomb Drop, Mike Gross Jr.

Pilots’ Choice, Andy Marone

Updated: August 14, 2019 — 11:34 AM

2 Comments

  1. Lots of flying, lots of food and lots of fun!
    And of course, really nice aircraft.

  2. Great coverage of the event

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