2017 NASA Scale Classic Information

The 4th Annual NASA Scale Classic – Scale RC & CL Championships is being held Oct 5-7 at the AMA National Flying site located at 5161 E. MEMORIAL DRIVE, MUNCIE, IN. 47302.  The special event is Warbirds WWII to current day.  Click here for the event flyer.

NASA New Contest Club Grant Program

NASA New Contest Grant Program

In an effort to help clubs get a new contest off of the ground, NASA has instituted a New Contest Grant Program.  This program offers cash to clubs to help offset the costs incurred which can help clubs be more willing to entertain holding a scale contest at their facility.  The first year that the contest is held, the club is eligible for a $500 grant.  The second year (and thereafter) that the contest is held, the club is eligible for a $250 grant.

Qualifications for the Grant Program are as follows:

  1. The event must be AMA Sanctioned and an appropriate sanction number is provided to NASA.
  2. The event must offer all AMA scale classes.
  3. The club must sign up at least 4 new NASA members in the year that the grant is provided.
  4. Contest results must be sent to the NASA Treasurer no later than one week after the event.
  5. Grant checks will be sent to the AMA supporting club (not to individuals).

Checks will be distributed after information is received by the NASA Secretary/Treasurer.

Requests for grants can be forwarded to NASA’s Secretary/Treasurer via email to [email protected]


Red Stick Classic 2017 Results

Red Stick Classic 2017 Results


The weather was threatening and it did rain Saturday until 2 p.m., however Wednesday competitors began arriving in anticipation of the Red Stick Classic RC Scale contest in Baton Rouge, LA. Actually the contest is in the middle of a huge bean field on a four acre plot with three thousand square feet of sun shelter, outdoor kitchen and small barn to store airplanes. The best part is a no obstacle manicured one thousand foot grass runway. Due to the weather many contestants did not attend this year, however there were seventeen entries flying two rounds on Saturday afternoon in beautiful weather and a further three rounds on a perfect Sunday for a total of five rounds. Over $1500 in prizes was awarded to the contestants and following are the results:

Designer Scale

  Ben Andrus Baton Rouge Ag Cat 192.813

Expert Scale

  Michael Smith Illinois Piper L4 Grasshopper 194.188
  Al Kretz Alabama Fokker DVII 190.000

Team Scale

  Andrus / Lillie Baton Rouge Cessna 150 174.500
  Eagle/Pike IN/LA The New Cub 100.500

Open Scale

  Jeffrey Pike Baton Rouge Savage Cruiser 188.625
  Steve Eagle Indiana PT19 185.563

Fun Expert

  Ben Andrus Baton Rouge Super Cub 101.250
  Mel Douglas LA Yak 54 100.125
  Tommy Golson Baton Rouge T-28 100.063
  Al Kretz Alabama Cherokee 98.438
  Ed Terry Alabama Yak 54 98.313
  Steve Eagle Indiana Fokker DVII 98.188

Fun Novice

  David Holmes Baton Rouge Piper Pawnee 96.813
  Bill Trosclair LA Sea Fury 79.500
  Lester May Baton Rouge Decathalon 65.938
  Devon Trosclair LA Bearcat 57.438


Michael Smith had the highest Static with his Piper L-4 at 99.5 with Ben Andrus’ Ag Cat at 98.00 and Jeffrey Pike’s The New Cub at 96.00. The NASA Bob Lirette  was awared to Micheal Smith and his Piper L-4 and the high flight award was given to Ben Andrus and his Super Cub with a high score for four rounds of 380.250.

Saturday while it was raining the Baton Rouge RC Club cooked authentic Jambalaya in a big black pot over an outdoor fire at the field that was enjoyed along with a pot of white beans by all the folks that braved the morning weather. It was a great time, make plans to join us next year at The Red Stick Classic 2018!