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A Cessna Classic

MARCS had the honor of hosting the maiden flight of Tom Miller’s Cessna. His son and current MARCS member Robert Miller provided the following story about the airplane.

Dr. Tom began building his Top Flite Cessna 182 just before and after his wife Ruth passed away. He is 87 years old and it was compiled after 2 1/2 years. He built his first balsa plane 80 years ago at age 7 and won his first balsa rubber band indoor free flight competition at age 11.

The Cessna was brought to the MARCS field to have the president of the club Marc Stermer trim it out and test fly it. Marc loved it.

Other info about the airplane

1996 Top Flite Cessna 182 Gold edition kit designed for nitro engines and converted to electric using his own design. He bought the kit in 1996.

Castle 90 ESC
Rimfire 120
3 Blade Master Airscrew Prop
Nose gear runs on a separate servo
Battery: 2 – 3000 mah 3s in series

MARCS Event

Mid-America Throwdown Coming to MARCS

Quad racing is coming back to MARCS! We are proud to announce that MARCS will be hosting the Akron qualifier for the Mid-America Throwdown Regional Championship Series on July 28th with our friends from Quad Racing Group Ohio.

The Mid-America Throwdown Regional Championship Series pits the best pilots from the Eastern Midwestern United States and surrounding areas to find out who is the fastest pilots in the area!

Pilots all over the most passionate drone racing region will be battling at 11 qualifier events to be awarded an invitation to throw down and stake their claim as the fastest drone racer in the region!

Pilots will be qualifying on the 2019 Texas State Championships Qualifier track so pilots can earn their bragging rights as they post superior qualifying times to those of the Texas pilots.

Racing culminates in Hamilton, OH, just outside of Cincinnati, for what is sure is to be an epic 2 days of racing action where we crown both a Pro class and Sportsman class 2019 Mid-America Throwdown Champion!

For more information please visit their website at http://www.midamericathrowdown.com.

We’d like to thank Paul Adkins at QRGO for bringing the excitement of quad racing back to MARCS for a second year.