Giant-Scale Remote Controlled Planes Land In Tulsa

Friday, July 24th 2009, 5:03 pm
By: News On 6

By Chris Howell,

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa's Glue Dobber Field hosted the Heatwave in the Heartland over the weekend. 

"It's giant-scale aircraft, for a monoplane it's a minimum of 80-inch wingspan," explained Jack Rogers with the Tulsa Glue Dobbers, host of the annual event.  "You can get into it relatively inexpensively.  This is top-end stuff, so how big is your pocketbook, you can spend whatever you want to spend."

Some of the 60-percent scale planes cost about $15,000, so you wouldn't want to begin with one of them.  Trevor Fulton from Skiatook began with a simple control-line plane his father gave him and worked his way up to aerobatic flying.

"When you get with a big one, at first it's kind of scary," Trevor admitted.  "But once you get used to it, you get braver and braver and get to where you can pretty much do anything -- loops, rolls and all kinds of stuff."

For more information on the Heatwave in the Heartland, visit the Tulsa Glue Dobbers web site here.

Glue Dobber field is located at 2817 South Lynn Lane in Tulsa. Click to see a map to the event.