Posted by saucerguy |
Dec 03, 2010 @ 02:23 AM | 2,555 Views
I Just moved to Cali in September, got to spend my 43rd birthday with my new gal, it was nice. The weather here is far dryer then up north, have ample fields to fly at, and even in the dead of winter, it's totally practical to keep on with the rc gig, in fact, better during what they call "rainy" months then the best I had up north, lol.
I put in a bit of flight time, but opted to put the rc thing onto a slow cooker world for a bit, while I got used to the area and believe it or not, there is more to my world then just RC, lol.
I'm kind of waiting for things to settle before being super hard core on a new career direction, be it, still opening up a cafe or two locally, but the stuff I like to create still remains in the building world, coffee carts to rc planes, to alternative energy to home brew and I play trumpet and guitar as well, just for starters.
Currently building a new foamie, have it on the scratch built foamie section, gulp, I'm actually going to build something docile for a change. Might as well, will love being able to fly a plane on my front door step while drinking my morning coffee, or evening home made brew....
Posted by saucerguy |
May 28, 2010 @ 04:38 PM | 2,863 Views
This year has been the rainiest year I've ever seen in my life, it hasn't stopped, literally almost every single day and it's cold to boot. We no longer have seasons, it's just between winter and fall, year round and there is no end in sight.
I left Tacoma a year and a half ago, gave away so many planes, drug a bunch down here, even tossed several, some of them with only a few flights on them, entirely because for me to enjoy this hobby, I have to build and I do love building, but man, would love to get full day's in for flying as well. I'm back into the building phase, and so thus, begins rebuilding a huge hanger of planes again, all to sit there and collect dust, awaiting that fateful day when there is no rain. A while back, I gave in and started building only planes that can handle a lot of wind, my flying skills of course improved, for knowing full well, it's enough to ask for no rain, if I waited for perfect wind conditions, I'd have less then a week a year to go flying.
So, as I build, might as well build extra kits to share with my friends that have areas they can go fly at, living vicarously through them in the process, but I have to add a note here, it takes a tremendous amount of time to kit out a plane, then to sit and wait on them to sell takes forever, not at all something one does for even a side business. The economy is tight as well these days which doesn't help in that area. I broke down my time in these little kits, it's around 50 cents per hour max, lol, I may just ARF them out to get that down to 25 cents per hour as well. I have time on my hands, might as well.