By Dustin Buesher

Good friends and good times are what Spiderman 2008 was all about.  About 25 pilots showed up for the four day event.  The weather could not have been nicer.  There was a good mix of turbine powered models and the very popular Electra ARFs in the air all day. 

Ron Ballard cooked for us every night after the flying was over. Thanks Ron.

Photo Gallery

Wayne McCosker thoroughly enjoyed his EVF 4010 Flight Power 6400mah powered Electra ARF.
Tim Redelman took a break from his C.D. duties to pose with his "Navy Trainer" scheme Bandit ARF.
Sean Saddler was pleased with the performance of Wayne's Electra ARF. Sean and Sherry look great with Sean's P-120 powered Bandit ARF. Sean's smooth flying style keeps the speed in check.
Jim Hiller demonstrated how a T-33 should be flown.  Many medium speed low passes, and graceful aerobatics are included in Jim's flight routine.
Pete Harasiewicz flew his F-80 many times over the weekend.

The AFS F-80 kit is soon available for EVF power with all new internal parts, plans, and instructions.

3 Electra's staging for a sunset flight.

Nothing is better than a calm evening and Electra's sharing the sky.

New to jets, but not models, Dan Ellinghausen attended the event to meet the BVM guys and catch a few flights on Tim's Bandit ARF.
Chuck Shull flew his P-120 powered Kingcat many times.  This Kingcat is a base white covered with vinyl wraps, very effective.
Chris Huhn flew Al Taylor's Electra for the first time, now he's ready for his 16s speedster.

The Spektrum scheme on the Electra is popular and shows well in the air.

Chris Trump flew this detailed Super Bandit over and over again, it has served him well for several years.
Bob Bush was flying his superb F-100D, literally non-stop.
David Payne and Al Taylor were enjoying Al's unique Navy Bandit ARF.  Al used fine steel wool to dull the paint to achieve the scale finish.
Al Taylor with his Spektrum scheme 10s powered Electra ARF.