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Posted by David Hogue | Feb 25, 2014 @ 01:05 PM | 2,506 Views
It needs LG, and servos hooked up, ailerons cut, and a few other things...
Posted by David Hogue | Sep 13, 2013 @ 07:13 AM | 3,907 Views
We flew together years ago, would like to get back in touch. He worked for Lockheed in the '80's, was married to Cathy, and had 4 or 5 boys. He also was into restoring Land Rovers. Anyone know him?
Posted by David Hogue | Dec 14, 2009 @ 08:02 AM | 8,787 Views
to Overcome Small Problems in Model Building!!


Gotcha to Look Didn't I??

Ever had problems lining up canopy magnets on a foam or balsa build? Here's a solution I came up with:

I glued the magnets in the canopy part as normal, but when I made the holes in the fuselage, I made them oversize in diameter but not depth, allowing for some missalignment. I then put a sheet of plastic drop cloth material over the canopy and stuck the fuselage magnets to the canopy ones. The plastic will keep the epoxy from permanently affixing your canopy, and the magnets are aligned and not opposing each other(yes, I've done that!). Now add epoxy to your fuselage holes, but don't fill them, you have to leave room for the magnet. Know anyone who made that mistake with a turkey fryer?....I do...and no, it wasn't me! Now put the canopy in place and let the epoxy set, remove plastic and your magnets will be perfectly alligned and touching when you set the canopy in place. I'm about to do this on a foamy build and will post pics as soon as I get it done.
Posted by David Hogue | Nov 01, 2009 @ 01:16 AM | 9,024 Views
JR vs. Futaball.....
Posted by David Hogue | Jan 09, 2009 @ 05:35 PM | 10,377 Views
scheduled for hand surgery finally on the 27th tendon transfers in 3 or 4 diff areas, ONLY a 4-5 hour procedure this time
Posted by David Hogue | Jul 24, 2008 @ 11:03 PM | 11,516 Views
Well, I'm scheduled for tendon transfers(hand) and nerve reassignment(shoulder and tricep) on Aug 18th. 10-14 hours worth of work they are saying....I'll be happily sleeping thru all that, I feel sorry for my wife and the dr's. They expect maybe about 50-60% use of my arm/hand after this, doesnt sound that great but I guess I'm at about 25% now so thats a huge improvement.

Later,
David
Posted by David Hogue | Jan 26, 2008 @ 03:09 AM | 12,399 Views
Rehab is going pretty good...cant fly or drive as of now, but i am working on both, some nerves havent started to kick in, some have....will be scheduled for some emg studies and other tests soon, and that will tell us more about the arm prognosys. As of today I was doing curls with 3lbs(2lbs wednsday) and with the e-stim on but set pretty low, I did 200 and wore Karen out. When a nerve/muscle group starts working again...it seems to really get stronger fast. I hope my hand and wrist kicks in sooon
Posted by David Hogue | Jan 04, 2008 @ 04:23 PM | 12,573 Views
We took a trip to ga over the holidays, relaxed and enjoyed that, and now we are back to the normal day to day things. I go to occupational therapy 3 times a week, about 30 times so far, and have recetly started electrical stim therapy, which I am responding very well to. This week I am able to lift my forearm to 90 degrees, which is a vast improvement. Initially, right after the accident I could lift it at the elbow just a little, but I even lost that movement due to atrophy I assume. They are trying to get me a home use E-Stim unit since this seems to be helping me so much. I continue to get stronger, but still have a long way to go.

Thanks,
David
Posted by David Hogue | Nov 14, 2007 @ 06:49 AM | 13,154 Views
Well I got good news yesterday...my arterial stint is working 100%...they were worried after the last ultrasound that it had collasped some, and if that continued it would mean bypass surgery, or at least another arterial probe with a balloon. I dont have to go back to the vascular dr's for 6 months. I'm pickled tink
Posted by David Hogue | Nov 02, 2007 @ 10:10 PM | 12,688 Views
Spent a couple days in hosp again, they did an arteriogram and put a stint in my arm to open up the damaged area for better blood flow. I now have a good pulse in the arm, but they said the stint had collapsed some since it was installed so I may have to go back and have them do the balloon thing to it, or have bypass surgery. Home again now, and hoping to stay this time


thanks for all the well wishes guys,
David
Posted by David Hogue | Oct 29, 2007 @ 05:06 AM | 12,620 Views
i have a followup appt with the ortho dr's today, and vascular tomorrow. with all the circulation issues i seem to be having the last few days i think i will be admitted today, seen by vascular a day early, and scheduled for surgery. so, if i aint online for a bit, that willl prob be the reason...wish me luck
Posted by David Hogue | Oct 21, 2007 @ 10:28 AM | 12,454 Views
hi guys

First the bad:
please excuse my sorry typing here as i only have use of my left hand. friday Oct 12th, I was ruunning an errand for work on my motorcycle and on the way back an 82 old lady apparantly turned left in front of me, there were no witnesses that we know of but apparantly i laid the bike down into her right front tire and ended up face down in front of her, she ran over me up to the waist and proceeded to drag me into the drive she was turning into, i was pinned under the car face down with my right arm in what was described as an unnatural position, AND she had the right front tire go flat. an ex ICU nurse happened to be passing by, and saw me kicking my legs and she and others from the elderly care home got the woman to stop. She thought she hit a deer!! the car had to be jacked up to get me free, and i was revived and lifeflighted to the hospital.

Now the good part:
I'm alive!!! and pretty lucky!!!! i dont remember anything btw. they first werent sure i would live, then thot they may have to amputate my right arm,but i apparantly suprised everyone and am now(tues the 16th) home, albeit with my arm in a sling and a lot of work ahead of me to get my motor functions in my hand and arm back to 100%, if it ever does in fact get to that level. my shoulder blade and collarbone are both broken, and as of now i can only close my fingers, and i dont think i have any motor at the elbow at all.
Posted by David Hogue | Apr 18, 2007 @ 09:30 PM | 13,150 Views
Hi folks,

I once flew at a "renegade" site, behind an industrial complex in the Atlanta area, off Fulton Ind Blvd. There was a man that flew with us there for several years, who I only knew as "Pop" and I beleive none of us knew his real name. He obviously lived on social security, he had a pretty low rc budget, would buy kits on clearance all the time, used old radio equipment and engines, built with white glue, and covered many of his planes with shelf paper. Many of his planes looked worn the first day he had them out, but that didnt matter to him, he just wanted to fly, and thats exactly what he did. He would bring out 3 or 4 planes, and sometimes crash 1 or 2, only to come out the next weekend with a wing from one on the fuse of another...he was both entertaining to talk to, and to watch fly...sometimes you didnt know what was gonna happen when he took a new one up Later on, he started to show signs of Parkinson's...he would shake and struggled to put things together, etc, but to watch his planes in the air you would never know he had the disease....he still flew smoothly. Then one day he stopped showing up at our gatherings....no one knew his name, or what happened...he was just gone.


I didnt know then how much I would think about Pop, later in life. I was just a teenager then, and now I am 41 and have 2 boys of my own. Pop had a zest for life, and a love for flying, that kept him busy and happy well into his advanced years. I hope he moved, and carried on flying somewhere else, but I suspect that his health took a turn for the worst. I have been in this hobby for some 20+ years now, and the lessons I learned from Pop, or the example he set, are better than than anything the TV or this internet thing can teach. Live life to the fullest, every day, love your family and friends, DO something you enjoy, and share it with a kid!!




Later,
David