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Thanks for dropping in! We hope to provide current MACA members and other control-line enthusiast with up to date information on everything Control-line. If you haven't done so already, please visit the forums section and register. In the forums section you'll find several topics to browse. Feel free to ask questions and offer comments or concerns. After registering you will be able to add your contest date to the calendar along with any information about the location, CD, fees, and prizes.

This site is and will be a constant work in progress. We will try to keep the content as diverse and up to date as possible. In order to do that we need your help! Send in pictures from your local club contest! Post your contest information! Get in and get involved! Help us make the new MACA site fun and informative! If you are new to the sport or don't know anything about it get in and ask questions. We'll try to provide you with all the information you need to get started.

Keep checking the site as we hope to provide an online MACA registration soon. Thanks again for stopping by.

James McKinney

Welcome to the M.A.C.A. website!

The Miniature Aircraft Combat Association is the recognized special intrest group for Control-Line Combat. We exist to promote the sport of Control-Line Combat in all of its forms, by dissemination of information through our newsletter, website, and through its affiliation with the Academy of Model Aeronautics , the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

James McKinney and Arnulfo Delgado do battle in the final at the 2014 Dave Stewart RedFlag meet in Phoenix AZ. Arnie would come out with a fisrt place finish!

Control Line Models?

Control Line model aviation has been around since the late 1930's early 1940's. During the 1950's Control line (U-control) saw its greatest popularity. Since the glory days of the 1950's Control line has seen a steady decline in popularity. There are several reasons for dwindling control line numbers. Probably the biggest factor is the growth and popularity of Radio Controlled models.

Control line is down but not out. There are several hundred active control line pilots in the U.S. Some travel to compete in contest all across the country. Other just enjoy sport flying. For the members of MACA combat is the focus.

There are several different combat evets each with its own set of rules. In all events two pilots fly against each other in a "DOGFIGHT". Crepe paper or plastic streamers are atached to each pilots model. The object is to cut your opponents streamer. Points are awarded for cuts and flight time. Check out the video section for some combat action.

Think you might be intersted in more infromation about control line models? check our links page for several sources of information about this fun and exciting sport! It's never too late to get started!

James Mears

James Mears Holding a Raunchy

James Mears passes away at 77. A well known Combat pilot and supporter for most of his life. Designer of the Raunchy in 1963 and many other very successful combat designs. The Mears gang, James, Bob, and Andy attended most of the combat events across the country, along with other Lubbock team members, Riley Wooten, Pete Jaden, Bently Page, and Larry Driskill. He judged several NATS, team trials, and always was there to help with other events when needed. He was a huge supporter of combat, and always had stories to tell. He will be missed by all who knew him.