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!