Well it is over a year since I wrote any thing here. Still haven't finished the ASW up yet, and so little yet to do on it. I just finished up building a cat delta wing from the flying wings section The cats meow. I really liked the airframe design that Jose from advanced airframes in florida did on it, simple, light, and strong. Still haven't flown mine yet - but maybe this weekend. I really do like this hobby, but I wish there were more people that took time to build - no - create beautiful airframes and things. The possibilities of what can be done with the newer materials available is mind blowing. I only wish I had some of my own equipment ( machine shop ) --- there I go again. Got to go and build something so I'll post again - SOON ! no really ! Later.
Yes I like building - many things - I like kayaking around Ventura and Oxnard harbors, watching the sailboats. I have a Malibu kayaks pro explorer sit on top kayak. I built a small model of a kayak called the mini Benny, a flat bottom nice looking sea kayak. It's the yellow one in the photos. I am also building a 1/4 scale model of the Point Bennett kayak. Its more difficult as the bottom is chinned but I will get it done one of these days. Also in photos the wood one.
Posted by Kayaker1 |
Apr 30, 2008 @ 01:56 AM | 2,277 Views
Well I guess I should start this blog, why? because its here. I haven't done this before so just have a good laugh as I struggle through this.
I have been doing RC for a long time, for as long as I can remember. I've done rockets in the far past, but found it more exciting to strap a D 100 , that is a large solid rocket engine, onto a broom and see how high it would go. Not a good idea as it comes back down with a loud woooosh and buries itself in the ground up to the last foot of the handle with the broom head sticking up. I've done gas helicopters late 70s, gas planes during 80s, out first part of the 90s, then late 90s picked up a spirit glider. That got me hooked on gliders. I'v gone through a few, spirit, Paragon, gentle lady, sophisticated lady, and a few scratch built self designs. I still have a few in the box ready to be built. Another Paragon, an Olympic 650, & a zagi. I have a built up Bird of time that I have to cover and finish, an aspire in the box ready for radio gear, a 2 meter from art hobby, and now my ASW 28. I am sure if you like gliders ( sailplanes ) when you find out about scale - LARGE scale beauties, you dream about getting your hands on one. You all know what its like!
So here I am working a decent ASW doing the mods it needs and hoping it will fill that need for a decent sized almost kinda scale glass slipper.
I have played around with rc stuff for years, and work on fullsize aircraft as a licensed A&P