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Posted by 1987tc | Apr 29, 2011 @ 04:34 PM | 5,113 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????
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 28, 2011 @ 09:53 PM | 4,817 Views
Ok here is yet another what is it?
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 22, 2011 @ 06:59 PM | 4,624 Views
Just got this from a friend. Old but wood looks good still. Decals look good too.
Not sure what to do with it. No way am I going to be building it.
Started to list it in the classifieds but not sure where to list it!
Suggestions? Offers?
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:43 PM | 4,770 Views
Due to the complete failure of my laptop and my so far inability to repair or replace it. I will not be able to do much online for the forseeable future.
I do have email and some what limited internet acess on my phone. I can answer email do limited posting.
If anyone needs to contact me please email me.
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 08, 2011 @ 09:28 AM | 6,198 Views
Lets see if someone can identify this.....
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 06, 2011 @ 07:29 PM | 8,417 Views
Take a look at the picture. First one to name it correctly wins a life time supply of propwash!

Ok so you don't really win anything except the deep satisfaction that you got it right!

Posted by 1987tc | Feb 06, 2011 @ 09:28 AM | 4,998 Views
I have posted this in the past. But since we are getting ready for ODB3 I think it is time to re post it.


I have MS also and what is said here is so very true!

Understanding What Having MS Means

Having MS means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand even a little about MS and it's effects on us; and many of those who think they do know are actually misinformed. In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand...

These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me:

Please understand that being sick does not mean I'm no longer a human being. I have to spend most of my day in considerable pain and exhaustion and if you visit I probably don't seem like much fun to be with, but I'm still me stuck inside this body. I still worry about school, and work, and my family and friends, and most of the time I'd still like to hear you talk about yours too.

Please understand the difference between "happy" and "healthy". When you've got the flu you probably feel miserable with it for a week or two, but I've been sick for years. I can't be miserable all the time, in fact, I work hard at not being miserable. So if you're...Continue Reading
Posted by 1987tc | Jan 31, 2011 @ 10:23 PM | 5,060 Views
Weather man is calling for Blizzard conditions in a lot of Oklahoma!
Good time to stay inside!
They are calling for up to 18" of snowfall in pockets. Oh that is after this lovely freezing rain and hail stops and switches over to snow.
No if the power will just stay on....
Posted by 1987tc | Jan 04, 2011 @ 01:10 PM | 4,781 Views
Well due to the sudden and unexpected death of my laptop I may not be online much if at all for a while. No way can I afford to buy a new one. I am posting this from my phone. But that is limited in what I can do. I can still do email though. But you may not see me on here for a while.

Not ignoring anyone!
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 24, 2010 @ 11:11 AM | 4,757 Views
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and treasures every moment!
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 19, 2010 @ 12:09 AM | 4,740 Views
Got to fly indoors tonight.
Here are some pictures. That is my friend Nokey there flying. If you look close you can see my Night Vapor.
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 18, 2010 @ 09:03 AM | 4,521 Views
I went up to Tulsa with a friend. He had another friend moving stuff from one hanger to another.
Well when we got there all that was in the new hanger was a Cessna Centurion.

So since it was a good sized hanger and we had my Night Vapor and his Ember we got in some flying. Even his friend flew some. He flew the Ember first. Then my NV. Got pretty comfortable with it too.

After that we did some airplane watching. All I had was my cell phone so I snapped a couple of pictures of some of the planes we saw there. The two that are of the same type belonged to a friend of his.
So with out further ado here are the pics I took.
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Posted by 1987tc | Nov 25, 2010 @ 09:10 AM | 4,439 Views
I just want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving
When we face adversity and challenges it shows what is most important and what we shouldshould most appriciate and be thankful for. The people in our lives.

We need to let them know how we feel about them. Don't take them fdor granted or let it fo for another time. We don't know for sure there will be a next time.

I love and appreciate all those in my life that I am close to.

Posted by 1987tc | Nov 06, 2010 @ 03:16 PM | 4,636 Views
I can no longer build ( even arfs are tough now) kits but still able to fly some.
I am hoping to find a well built Mountain Models Eva Sport. I sold the last one I built a while back. And have been sorry I sold it ever since.

Hopefully I can find another that has been well built while I can still fly one!
I have posted in the forums in the past. But so far no luck.
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 16, 2010 @ 05:34 PM | 4,307 Views
I have had to make a hard decision. I am giving up on building kits and scratch built models. It is just getting too hard anymore.

I will keep flying for as long as I can. And I hope that is for a couple of more years at least. But it will have to be airplanes that either are bought from someone or arfs.

I hate do this since building has always been a huge part of what I enjoy in the hobby. But when I have to struggle to build something in weeks or months that always I was able to get done in hours. And I am not as happy with the results.
It is time to stop. If my health ever improves some how maybe I can build again.
But with MS and some other problems that is not likely. Still I will keep the hope alive.

I was going to build another Eva Sport since it really fits how I like to fly. But not going to happen now.
And no one wants to sell theirs! So now to search for a plane that flies like one. Not an easy task!

I like a thick airfoil good low speed handling and good basic (not 3D) ability. And of course I still prefer balsa over foam!

Posted by 1987tc | Sep 02, 2010 @ 06:12 PM | 4,466 Views
Looks like a big thunderstorm and wind storm on the way.
We have some branches hanging pretty close to our roof and power line.
So if I am not online after tonight that will be why!

I can go online on my cell phone. But it has it's limits too.

Weather is looking good in the long range forecasts for the fly in though!
Hopefully tonight we will just get some much needed rain and no damage.

Posted by 1987tc | Aug 02, 2010 @ 08:19 PM | 5,537 Views
Well lucky me... I was walking out to the car. My legs went out from under me and I went down. Did you hear the boom? Well my right foot folded under me and now my right ankle is swollen huge and hurts like :
It seems like it might well be broken.
Sure did not need that! With the fly in soon and all....
Posted by 1987tc | Jun 28, 2010 @ 09:25 PM | 4,431 Views
Due to some unexpected deaths in the family I will be off line for a few days after tonight.
I will be back in time for the 4th of July BBQ though.
Posted by 1987tc | Jun 18, 2010 @ 06:08 PM | 4,309 Views
Well made it back from Iowa. I was never able to make contact with any rcgroupers while I was there. So that was a disappointment.

But onwards and upwords! Back to working on the Fly In!
Still need sponsors and warm bodies to run the event!
Posted by 1987tc | Jun 09, 2010 @ 09:09 AM | 4,476 Views
Leaving early in morning for Iowa. I will be in town from Friday through Saturday and heading back early Sunday morning.
I would like to meet up with some fellow fliers while I am there.

I won't be able to get on rcg while I am there. But can check email on my phone.
So anyone who would like to get together send me an email at