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Posted by 1987tc | Oct 24, 2012 @ 10:38 PM | 6,659 Views
Mom had surgery yesterday. Made it through that. But found she has cancer all through her body. When she is able to they want to start Chemo. To extend her life as long as they can. Got the news her temp is up. Not good. Please all my friends pray for her....

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:06 PM | 5,456 Views
I am looking at two different models for my next plane.
One is the E-Flite Taylorcraft 450.
And the other is the Mini Pulse xt.
I have had the Mini Pulse before and liked the way it flew.
The T craft I like the looks of but have not flown one.

Most of the time I fly at the airport in Holdenville where we hold the Dustbowl Fly In for MS.
So either would be fine there.
But I also have access to 14 acres of open land at a friends place. Part of that is mowed.
My question is which it better off grass? Or is there something better? One hitch in the giddyup is that base and final on landing approaches is made over trees and his hanger.
Comments? Suggestions?
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 30, 2012 @ 11:25 AM | 4,959 Views
My internet service at home is down once again. I am at McDonalds as I post this. I hope it is back up in a day or two.
In the mean time if someone wants to reach me they can call or text me. My phone number is on the fly in website. And also on the flyer that I posted in the fly in thread as a pdf.
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 26, 2012 @ 03:48 PM | 4,851 Views
A burglar breaks into a house. As hes filling his bag he hears a voice say, " Jesus is watching you." He stops for a sec, scared. Again, " Jesus is watching you." Shining his flashlight around he sees a parrot in the corner. He walks to the parrot and says, "stupid parrot, whats your name?" parrot replies, "Moses." burglar says, "Moses, what kinda stupid people name a parrot Moses?" Parrot replies, " the same stupid people that named that rottweiler behind you Jesus!!!"
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 15, 2012 @ 08:11 PM | 4,571 Views
Well the fly in is about a week away now... Are you ready? Going to be great!
Got some free stuff to give away... Some GREAT raffle prizes too!
So make plans come on out have a blast and leave with the warm feeling that you had a part in making a cure for Multiple Sclerosis that much closer!
Posted by 1987tc | Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:29 PM | 4,502 Views
Ray Mack one of the VPs of the Tulsa M.S. Society is going to be at the fly in with his family.
He is bringing a tent and table and will have MS materials at their table to hand out.
Lets all make them feel welcome and show our appreciation for their attendance.
And for all the good work the M.S. Society does for those of us with M.S.

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Aug 15, 2012 @ 10:34 AM | 4,867 Views
We are updating the banners we put up each year for the fly in. One of them we have made a practice of listing the sponsors on.
So if you are thinking of donating or sponsoring any part of the event please contact me! We want to put you on the banner. It is 4'X8' And makes a good backdrop for pictures!
The clock IS ticking but there is still time to join us in helping find a cure for MS. Any and all donations are helpful and gratefully appreciated!
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Aug 03, 2012 @ 08:45 AM | 4,589 Views
Well the fly in is getting closer!
There is still so much to do. Hobby King has stepped up again as title sponsor and has shipped prizes and other things for the fly in. And other sponsor has too.
I will start posting who has donated soon.

But there is a lot needed yet too. We need more prizes for the raffles. And we need bodies at the fly in to help manage and run the event.

And help contacting businesses and sponsors, And most importantly we need lots and lots of people to attend the event! After all it is the people that makes this event a success!
People to come and fly and have fun. People to buy raffle tickets and enjoy the prizes.

Keep in mind the real goal of the event is to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. And to educate people about MS and about the greatest hobby there is!
So if you want to help in any way at all please do! It can be helping get donations. Sending emails or helping man the event. And of course just coming and taking part in all the fun helps a lot!

I wish everyone could have been there when I handed over the check to the MS Society . To hear the applause from the people there. To see the gratitude in the eyes and on the faces of the people there that deal with MS every day of their lives. It means a lot more then I can tell you to them and to me.

I have MS. And I want to help others like me to have hope for the future and a cure and end to MS.

You can help, You can make a real difference.

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | May 31, 2012 @ 12:47 PM | 4,604 Views
Ok we need to get this going. There will be a meeting NEXT Saturday the 9th at the airport in Holdenvile.
If you would like to help in anyway shape or form please feel free to attend. Even if you have never posted in the fly in thread.

Any and all help is appreciated!
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:33 AM | 4,640 Views
I just received in the mail my copy of the MSconnection newsletter.
On page 4 is an article about the event with pictures!
I will try and find a way to post a copy of the article as soon as I can.
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 25, 2011 @ 08:43 AM | 4,919 Views
I am sorry I have not been online. My health has not been great and I have not felt like coming on.
I will try and do better.

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Oct 06, 2011 @ 06:23 AM | 5,118 Views
For the for see able future I will be moving and living in Weleetka, OK. The fly in will not be affected by the move. I hope to move at a later date closer to the airport.
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 23, 2011 @ 02:40 PM | 4,609 Views
For anyone who might needs to reach me. My cell phone is acting up. I can make calls and receive text messages. But I cannot receive calls. It rings but I cannot answer. it is set now to go right to voice mail. So if you call leave me a message and I will call you back.

I have a new phone on the way. My number will be changing.
Contact me if you need the new number.
When the new phone arrives I will set the old one to forward all calls to the new number till the end of the month. Then the old one will be shut off.

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Aug 18, 2011 @ 10:52 AM | 5,165 Views
So I took Kayleigh to work at Wal Mart. I come home and plop my tired butt in the recliner. My hand drops to the side of the chair absent minded and my fingers touch something wet!

My First thought is Cameron. So out of reflex I look around for her ( Pomeranian) speaking her name loudly.
I see her on the sofa looking at me with a puzzled look....

Then I realize there is a lot more water then she could leave behind. A LOT more.
I get up and look around. There is water all over the floor leading to the model room. I open the door and step inside. SQUISH!!! there is that nasty sound as I step into very wet carpet. I look and see the water is coming from the closet where the water heater is. And the water is warm...:ce nsored:
well I know where it came from now!
The lousy water heater let go!
I waddle over to the water heater and find the water and gas shut offs. Get them off and go out side to find a hose. Get it hooked up and get the remaining water drained out side.

Now of course this all takes place after 10 pm.
So no repairs that night!

When Angi gets home she walks up to the door from her truck with a puzzled look seeing the hose leading out of the house. That is till I tell her what happened. She had about the same feeling I did.
We cleaned up the water as best we could. And the next morning headed out to get a water heater.

I did finally manage to get it swapped out. Do you have any idea how NASTY old WET carpet and padding smells? Carpet that was from 1978 mind you? Well I am hear to tell you that it makes a wet dog smell like roses in comparison!

So now the mess is gone ( so is the carpet) and we have a new non leaking water heater installed.

My mood is better now. And I give the old one a kick each time I see it. ( not hauled off yet) but that was NOT a good evening!
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Jul 04, 2011 @ 12:40 PM | 5,014 Views
And thank ( hopefully) those who won it and help keep us free and safe.
But I think there are some from the past who we should remember too.

This person was a soldier and fought for America. The America he knew and loved.
He undoubtedly left behind family and friends who grieved for him and missed him.

He is a part of the history that helped make this country what it is today.
Soldiers like this man deserve to be remembered too.

Some one's son perhaps brother,father or spouse... Still a person.

Wes
Posted by 1987tc | May 28, 2011 @ 03:18 PM | 5,021 Views
Oklahoma Dust Bowl Fly In for MS Research
Presented by Hobby King!
I was approached a short time ago by hobbyking.com and they said they would like to be the title sponsor of the fly in.
They are as excited as we are about the event. And want to help us grow the event and make it bigger and better.

There is a LOT more news that goes along with this. So stay tuned in the coming days for more details
Posted by 1987tc | May 20, 2011 @ 06:01 PM | 4,952 Views
So There I was sound a sleep, Next thing I know I have rolled off the bed and hit the floor. Now that would not be so bad... But as I fell my right leg hit the frame of the bed... and that is not the bad part. My big toe hit the edge of the steel bed frame and split my toe nail in two directions. As you can well imagine that was not a good feeling. So to add even more to my morning as I am trying to get off the floor and get my toe unstuck from the frame my left leg goes into spasm! So there I am part way up my right big toe leaking like the EXXON VALDEZ and my other leg hurting like crazy!

I finally managed to get off the floor. And the rest of my day was shot!
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | May 15, 2011 @ 11:36 AM | 5,247 Views
Here are my two flyable Mountain Models planes. Both are ready to fly. The SmoothE Sport is waiting on weather for maiden flight.

The Switchback Sr. has 4 flights since I received it.
Not sure I can afford to keep both airplanes. And I need to raise cash for the Fly In T shirts. So one or both may go up for sale.
Wes
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 29, 2011 @ 04:34 PM | 4,966 Views
I am sure most of the people on here are well acquainted with the little battery powered dremel tool.
Very handy to have.
A little while ago I was in the other room and I hear a loud buzzing noize.
I walk into my model room and my dremel is buzzing away full blast! So what is so special about that you ask? Well for one the battery was not in it!

I walked over and picked it up. as soon as I had it in my hand it stopped.
There is NO doubt it was on. I could see the cut off wheel spinning. And I know the sound it makes when it is on. Not to mention there was nothing else in the room on and nothing in there that makes a noise anything like that.

So you tell me... How did it turn itself on? And even more important how did it run with no battery????