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Posted by Heliman420 | Jan 01, 2013 @ 10:51 PM | 2,043 Views
2012 was an awesome year, got back to my roots, started riding/racing motocross again after a 10 year break.

Haven't built anything model related this year.. but do plan to in 2013.. starting with an old school guillows 3ch C150 with a cox 010 will see how that one works out...

Had some unpleasant moments.. including two big crashes that landed me in the hospital... fist came in july.. when i lost control of my bike at the track (double whiskey throttle) and ended up going of the track and head first into the dirt at 70kmh+, not wearing a neck brace... i was very lucky to walk away from that one... with nothing more than a severe concussion and sprained shoulder, 2 nights in the local hospital.. having mri and ct scans...

The next came 2 months later.. when i lost it in a corner and got a handlebar in the chest.. #4-5 ribs on the left side broken, just barely missed my chest protector, i rode the rest of the season in extreme pain.

Im hoping for an accident free 2013, but in this sport nothing is certain, especially as one gets older.

Been itching to get back to molding my 1/72 scale WW2 planes, but time has been short, and other priorities have me occupied.

Happy new year to all!
Here's hoping for an awesome 2013!
Posted by Heliman420 | May 25, 2012 @ 11:32 PM | 2,241 Views
Here's a simple oscillating steam engine i build two moths ago.. using a cheap drill press, a dremel, a corded drill, metal files, a torch and sandpaper.

The engine runs good at 8-20 psi.



A few pics...
Posted by Heliman420 | May 18, 2012 @ 02:30 PM | 3,097 Views
Here's what I've been busy with for the last 7 months...2008 rm 250 i bought back in october, completely rebuilt the front and rear suspension, new top end, new hinson clutch, and a crap load of other aftermarket goodies, getting back into mx racing after a 10 year hiatus, starting out in the beginner class again... two steps down from intermediate... but its been ten years and I'm completely out of shape... not to mention I'm getting back into the sport on a two stroke


Last month was my first time at the track in all this time.. and boy did i get a rude awakening

Taking a break from building models for the summer.. and just going out riding and fishing.