Compared to many USSMA members I’m a relative “newbie” to RC, having started in 1998. I’ve been excited about scale modeling from the very beginning. I’m one of the many older guys who built non-flying balsa & tissue models as a kid in the late 50’s and also got introduced to flying models with the early control line models. Though I have owned ARF’s and also have one small electric model, my passion is to build and fly larger scale models, typically WWI, with either glo or gas 4-stroke engines for power. So far I have only built from kits, though I often throw out many of the kit parts and replace them with scratch built, and add scratch built details. I started flying in USSMA events in 2004, and competed in my first USSMA Championships in 2006 in Muncie. I’m currently building a 1/4 scale WWI Albatross. When that’s done I have many other kits waiting, but will probably be building a 1/3 scale Fly-Baby, a 1960’s experimental home-build plane. I have been gathering documentation for my major goal to scratch build a 1/3 scale WWI SPAD VII that will be a replica of a plane flown by an American volunteer in the French Lafayette Escadrille before the US entered WWI. I get a big kick out of researching the history of the scale aircraft I build and the pilots who flew them. I’m very active in my local club and have been the Fly-A-Ways’ Club President since 2007.
Mike has been building and flying r/c airplanes since 1965, starting with a Goldberg Falcon 56 and a Citizenship escapement actuated single channel radio. He has served as president, vice-president, secretary, and newsletter editor for his local r/c club, commander and vice-commander of the One Eighth Air Force, west coast vice-chairman of the US ScaleMasters Assn, contest director of two USSMA Championship events and several USSMA qualifiers. He is a certified USSMA judge, an AMA leader member, and was a manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs, now retired.
My resume includes the following:
Local AMA RC Club President, Vice President, Newsletter editor
Attended several USSM Championships
Active participant at scale contests and warbird events each year
Third Place Expert AMA Nats
Texas Scale Champion 2008
Hosted an AMA /USSM scale contest for over 15 Years
AMA District 8 Scale Board Representative
Texas Area Director USSMA
I have been building and flying R/C model airplanes since 1970. My first R/C scale competition was in 1974 flying a Royal Bleriot. I started competing in US Scale Masters events in the early years of the Scale Masters, at Miles Square Park in Southern California. Since that time I have remained involved in Scale Masters competition and I have also been involved with and have been CD for many Scale events and Scale Masters qualifiers.
My name is Tom Mulder from San Diego CA and I belong to the Miramar RC Flyers, 1/8 Air Force, and California Scale Modelers Association. I held tghe position of Membership Chairman in both Miramar RC Flyers and the California Scale Modelers Association. For the last 3 years I have been involved with Scale Masters serving as Qualifier Air Boss, Working at the AMA Expo, and a USSMA competitor. I started enjoying the hobby in the early 70’s beginning with C/L and the venerable Cox PT-19. Made the move to R/C planes building the Dynaflite Wanderer as my first model. Every year I attend 15 -20 events in California, Arizona, and Nevada with my wife Kathy and our 2 Labradors Odin and Loki along with my good friend Curtis Kitteringham. I look forward to participating and promoting the hobby and its associations in the upcoming year!
OH Area Director
John Boyko (614) 203-0620
IL Area Director
Dennis Crooks (765) 720-7966
IN Area Director
Dale Arvin (812) 987-2224