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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Aug 17, 2011 @ 07:30 AM | 3,144 Views
A vid from the Mobile club. 7th flight on the new slick. A LONG way to go to fly like Joe!


Flying the slick. Mobile Al. 8/14/11 (2 min 50 sec)

Posted by Jon Koppisch | Aug 07, 2011 @ 10:42 PM | 3,007 Views
My new Slick is all together and ready to go. Took it to the field today for the first flight. Everything went great! I trim flight with a little playing around, land, check everything out. Fuel up and go for the second flight. Wring it out a little. It does everything easily without fighting it. What a great plane!!



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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Jul 19, 2011 @ 04:29 PM | 5,498 Views
Went over to Pensacola to watch the Blue Angels practice session. Afterwards we went to the Museum and over to the light house and down to the beach. Nice Day!!!

**Here's a vid from the Beach Airshow**
Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Airshow 7/8/11 (1 min 50 sec)


A MX 300 all composite airplane vid
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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Jun 20, 2011 @ 10:38 AM | 3,529 Views
Pictures, info and vids of the event.

http://pretorian435.blogspot.com/201...y-in-2011.html
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Jun 17, 2011 @ 05:27 PM | 4,343 Views
Going to the Bob Miller Fly in tomorrow, woohoo!!!!

See ya there!

http://www.mcrcc.net/
Info about 1/2 way down the page..
Posted by Jon Koppisch | May 15, 2011 @ 11:02 PM | 3,909 Views
Several of our club members went up to the Brewton Al EAA Fly In. They held a car, motorcycle, full scale and rc airplane show. We were asked to fly demo's and parked us right behind a Osprey, pretty cool! At the end of the day, they had a best in each category. To my surprise, I won the best pilot/airplane, WooHoo!!! Here's some pics and a short vid.

Link to a video of the extra..

Brewton Fly in 5 15 11 (1 min 0 sec)
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Posted by Jon Koppisch | May 09, 2011 @ 07:56 AM | 3,625 Views
Went to Ocean Springs Miss to the fun fly. Had a good time flying until noon then went over to the Roy E Ray Al airport for the EAA fly in. Lots of NICE full scale planes! I don't think I've ever seen that many cubs at a fly in.

One of our club members (Mike) got an aerobatic ride with some stick time in a pitts!!!! Here's a short vid from it
MVI 6055 (0 min 30 sec)


Another club member (Frits) took some nice photos and also scored a ride.

Pics by Frits

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8506/rerpano.jpg

Dauphin Island Al
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1610/1004522i.jpg

Flyin this Saturday at Brewton Al. Flier attached
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Apr 30, 2011 @ 08:15 PM | 3,871 Views
Our club had a Scale Fly In today. It was a little windy but turned out pretty good. A couple of local full scale pilots came by and made some cool passes!! Here's a couple of vids from today.

L29 #1 (0 min 23 sec)


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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Apr 25, 2011 @ 11:15 AM | 3,778 Views
Windy day out but i decided to go ahead and maiden my new talon. DLE 55 is insane power... Took off with 1/4 throttle.
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:11 PM | 3,707 Views
A good friend passed away today.

Pat Dwyer. He was quite a character. Some of his childhood stories were the most hilarious things that I had ever heard. Pat definitely grew up in a different time. Everyone loved Pat and of course, loves Kendra! Some of the best people around!

Pat was well known in the RC community. He was an engineer and a VERY good builder. Most RCer's have seen his work but didn't know it. He built a 118" ziroli B25 for a client/friend and it was pictured in at least 1 ama magazine. He built a ziroli beech D-18 one year to compete in top gun. It was immaculate with curtains in the windows and lots of other detail. What most of us at the field probably remember most was the huge scratch built (after hostetler plans) GB with the moki 215 radial. He helped build my kangaroo jet and jets for others as well..

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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Apr 09, 2011 @ 10:24 PM | 4,348 Views
Just around the corner from our RC field is the Dog Patch runway. Home of full scale and ultra lite aircraft. Saturday they held a local fly in and invited us over to display and put on a demo for the full scale pilots. We had a lot of fun and had some great food!!

Included in the fly in was several full scale stearmans + wacos!





Dog patch fly in, float plane (0 min 14 sec)


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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Mar 25, 2011 @ 08:09 AM | 3,884 Views
Having some fun on Sunday..
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Feb 07, 2011 @ 08:20 AM | 3,943 Views
Pretty nice out on Sunday, in the high 60's. Flew the Shockjet and the QQ Carbon Z. Great planes!!!
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:13 PM | 4,197 Views
We got a little break in the cold weather that's been hitting everyone. Took out the 38% extra, the new rifle and new Carbon Z. Flew all of the planes several times including first flights on the rifle and 2nd on the Carbon Z. All great flying planes!!! The Z takes a little setting up but I had it easily hovering right after takeoff
Posted by Jon Koppisch | Dec 22, 2010 @ 10:10 AM | 4,362 Views
This was fun! I was invited to come out to the field and fly a friends cub for a new movie that's being made. Right now all that I know is that one of the main characters is an rc enthusiast and uses it in the show... He shot a lot of video of the cub, takeoffs, landings and some flying around. He said that he could see 1 particular vid as the opening of the movie... COOL!!!

Here's a vid taken by Frits Jetten from the filming.

Chris Hilleke films movie scene at Irvington Field (RC airplanes) 5 - final take (1 min 1 sec)

Posted by Jon Koppisch | Nov 23, 2010 @ 08:28 AM | 4,621 Views
We had a Toy Drive on Saturday that turned out pretty cool. Everyone brought a toy for the drive and the WKRG 5 TV station showed up to check things out. They took a lot of video and ended up using some of it on their 2 newscasts. I'm the Hitec radio at the first & the red/yellow 38% extra flying and torquing My shockjet was there also but I didn't fly it until after they had left.

Here's the direct link for 1 newscast and an editing link that has both shows.

http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/...-2010_5-05-pm/

WKRG 5 Toydrive 11/20/10 (3 min 31 sec)



3 Great things came from the report..

1. Speaks for itself

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Posted by Jon Koppisch | Nov 07, 2010 @ 11:34 PM | 4,872 Views
Had some fun yesterday, 11/6/2010

I got to fly one of the P51's strafing the Battleship and then was one of the demo pilots at the end. Fun day!!!!

Pinebelt RC Battleship... (1 min 59 sec)


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