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San Antonio Prop Busters Fly-In

by Ed Valls   October 25, 2016

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural San Antonio Propbusters Build and Fly-In. This event was open to any plane built from a kit or plans. The event was not open to Almost Ready to Fly (ARF's) aircraft. With more than 20 pilots in attendance I believe all would consider the inaugural event a roaring success. Congrats to all of the members of the Propbusters. The following event report was submitted by George Wilson of the Propbusters.

Sometimes it seems like modeling is passé. In these days of instant gratification, who has time to build. The San Antonio Propbusters (SAPB) felt there were still a good number of real modelers around. To put that to the test, SAPB organized an event for modeler built aircraft.

On October 22nd, twenty two registered pilots brought out about forty hand built airplanes to show, to discuss and to fly. What a huge variety, from modest to spectacular, everyone had something to be proud of. Different was the word of the day. The construction techniques varied from traditional balsa to hot glued foam board. There was even one small electric whose primary components came out of the builders 3D printer.

The day could not have been better. The lunch was excellent and rewards were well received. The consensus among the pilots was they want to do it again next year. The SAPB hosts already have it in the planning stages.

George Wilson
San Antonio Propbusters

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 Bob Severance conducts the pilots briefing Wide shot of the beautifully manicured 400 + ft. grass runway 


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