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Old 12-05-2012, 06:55 PM
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1988 Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas - Model Aviation Article

Attached is an interesting article from Model Aviation magazine regarding the 1988 Tournament of Champions held in Las Vegas, NV. My good friend, Lou Matustik, was cleaning out his basement and throwing away old copies of Model Aviation and thought I might be interested in the article. I decided to scan the article so others could learn about the history of the TOC.

I didn't start competing in R/C Scale Aerobatics until 2000 and felt fortunate to attend the last TOC in 2002. The attached article documents the 1988 TOC and will help those of us newer to aerobatic competition to clearly see the dramatic change in R/C technology over the past 25 years. This article will also help you learn more about William G. Bennett and Walt Schroeder (John Schroeder's father) that started the TOC back in the 1970s.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:23 PM
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That is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 PM
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GREAT!! Thanks for the blast from the past.

That was neat to see, I remember looking at those articles back then and drooling over those "big" beautiful planes.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for that! I was there (spectator of course)....even went to the banquet. Brings back tons of memories.



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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM
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Chips name is GORDON?!?!
Oh MAN..
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 PM
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Yeah, who would have thought
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Now thats great stuff.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 PM
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Great stuff !! I went to the 2002 TOC ,glad I did,,
Thanks for sharing
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"Gordo" Hyde............................bet that got kicked around high School a bunch..
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:41 PM
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"Gordo" Hyde............................bet that got kicked around high School a bunch..
Maybe why he's such dick uh I mean Richard. Long story.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:47 PM
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I especially like the part about the $10,000 bonus to fly the JR transmitter.
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Oh MAN..
No wonder chuck norris craps his pants when you mention chip (gordon) hydes name........
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Attached is an interesting article from Model Aviation magazine regarding the 1988 Tournament of Champions held in Las Vegas, NV. My good friend, Lou Matustik, was cleaning out his basement and throwing away old copies of Model Aviation and thought I might be interested in the article. I decided to scan the article so others could learn about the history of the TOC.

I didn't start competing in R/C Scale Aerobatics until 2000 and felt fortunate to attend the last TOC in 2002. The attached article documents the 1988 TOC and will help those of us newer to aerobatic competition to clearly see the dramatic change in R/C technology over the past 25 years. This article will also help you learn more about William G. Bennett and Walt Schroeder (John Schroeder's father) that started the TOC back in the 1970s.

Hmmmm recognize this plane.......
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:39 PM
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Neat to see those old articles. I bet tower still sells half those planes. Lol
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