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WEBRA – an epoch in model engine construction!
Review of a historical development of WEBRA model engines in Germany and Austria. We thank Mr. Gerhard Kaineder for documenting the history of Webra. The retirement si him …

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All the news about associations, clubs and other interest groups that organize retro aerobatic meetings and competitions. » read more

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Retro Classics

Infos about the famous airplanes of that time, which were built and flown a lot, or wich have been particularly successful. Reviews of earlier pictures and lots of information. » read more

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WEBRA – an epoch in model engine construction!
Review of a historical development of WEBRA model engines in Germany and Austria. We thank Mr. Gerhard Kaineder for documenting the history of Webra. The retirement si him …

F3AX Kleeberg Throphy 1981


As in the previous year 1980, the MFC Lemgo again organized an aerobatic competition for large-scale model aircraft. The competition took place on the club’s own site, the Kleeberg, which is located in the scenic …

1979 FAI F3A Aerobatic World Championship


Many thanks to the South African Len Salter for this terrific report, many thanks also to Phil Stevens and Gerard Werion for the unique photos.

Bella Italia RAC 2018


Review 6.-8.July 2018, RAC Raduno Aeromodelli Classici 2018. At last, it’s starting again! After a two-year break and as requested by the Foligno historical organiser, we have put our beloved old stuff back on the …

Aerobatic world championship 1975 Bern / Suisse


Aerobatic R/C Airplane World Championships BERN, 8.-13.Sept. 1975
THE World Radio Control Championships for aerobatic model aircraft came home for the ninth successive competition for the King of the Belgians trophy at Bern, Switzer-land, September 8th-13th.

F3AX Neckartalcup 1982


Review, Tübingen, 3th July, 982: The competition in Las Vegas has inspired the model pilots to a new class: For quite some time now, but now this class has been coming into its own, with …

10. Retroday in Pfäffikon/Schweiz


Pfäffikon, 4,july 2020 Review: Despite Corona, the annual retro meeting of the Swiss model flying club Pfäffikon took place. Sun laughs, pure models. The model pilot’s heart beats faster than ever before.
More than 30 participants, …

Ivano Garzena Memorial 2020


Review: The Italian retro meeting took place from 10-12 July 2020 in the Acquqrossa Park in Gualdo Cattaneo / Perugia. The date of the meeting was actually fixed for June. For months the accommodation in the …

Aerobatic World Championships 1967 Corsica


THE 5th World R/C Championships was held 21st-25th June, at Ajaccio, Corsica, organized by the Federation Francaise d’Aero Modelism. Meeting point for competitors and official parties was at Nice on the 21st from where we …

8. F3A Retroday in Pfaeffikon / Switzerland 6. July 2019


On Saturday July 6 we participate in the 8th edition of old aerobatic models from the period to 1980, This meeting is base of the 2010 Retro day in Dubendorf the meeting was held in …

F3A World Championships 1973 Gorizia / Italia


 F3A World Championships 1973 Gorizia / Italia, 15 new pictures!
The 8th World Radio Control Championships for aero-batics (F.A.I. Class F3A) was a cliff-hanger to the end. It was also the largest ever of the series …

1. Aerobatic World Championships 1960 Switzerland


NEW Updated with full–color amazing images! We have revised and updated the review of the first aerobatic world championship of 1960 / Duebendorf Switzerland. Our photos were “colored”. Take a look yourself, some of them are …

Tournament of Champions 1988


DATELINE, LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 10-13, 1988: The ninth edition of the International Tournament of Champions took place under the benevolent aegis of Circus Circus Enterprises at RC Model Airfield in the North Las Vegas Regional …

Past Aerobatic Competitions


All about the pattern contests of yesteryear. By liaison with former protagonists, promoters, and various model aviation magazines, we cover the past world championships from the first, that is from 1960 on. As well covered are …

R/C Aerobatic WC Sweden 1965


New Update: Original Video of the WC!  A piece of history – a comprehensive documentation of the World Cup 1965 in Sweden with lots of detail and background information. In the gallery at the end …

R/C Aerobatic World Championships 1983


HANNO PRETTNER (Austria) won the 13th World Championships for Radio Control aerobatic model aircraft in Pensacola, FL an October 10-15.

6. F3A Retroday in Pfäffikon 9. Juli 2016


On Saturday July 9 we participate in the 6th edition of old aerobatic models from the period to 1980, This meeting is base of the 2010 Retro day in Dubendorf the meeting was held in Pfaffikon …

Aerobatic R/C WC 1969 Bremen-Lemwerder


By DEBORAH MARTIN … as you can see from the byline we pulled a switch with a member of the distaff side reporting the activities at Bremen! As a qualitative report of the bi-annual World …

International Friendship Flying 1965 Bendern / Liechtenstein


1965 after the Aerobatic World Championships 1965 in Sweden organized the Liechtenstein Model Club their International Friendship Flying. The new World Champion Rakph Brooke takes part at this competition.

Past Aerobatic World Championships overview


Past aerobatics world championships – Overview
This list shows the results of the aerobatic world championships and there will a report about each championships in the future. Existing reports are linked to the item.

Stampe SV4 ARF R/C Scale Airplane


You like Giant Scale Classic Biplanes?
We are proud to present our new Giant Scale Biplane Stampe SV4e:
The Stampe SV4 is a Belgian  two-seat biplane designed and built by Stampe et Vertongen. Only 35 aircraft were …