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Posted by weathervane | Jan 26, 2016 @ 05:03 PM | 1,152 Views
I forgot to mention. I did cut out some wheels as well. I will be putting the fuse back on the bed and cut holes for the axel. I also need to cut some parts for inside the fuse.
Posted by weathervane | Jan 23, 2016 @ 05:08 PM | 1,419 Views
Now that the holidays are over with. I have made a little more progress. I have cut the wing ribs and wing. I have also cut the horizontal stab and elevator.
I still need to cut the top and bottom skins. I also need to cut the rudder and vertical stabilizer. Some where I need to decided on a windshield for it.
Posted by weathervane | Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:07 PM | 1,813 Views
This is going to be BIG.........

It is 39.0 inches long, 13.0 tall and 5.5 wide at F-1. I have it taped together just for the picture. Nothing is final yet.

I am excited to see how this plays out. So far it is looking good.

Posted by weathervane | Dec 02, 2015 @ 04:53 PM | 2,058 Views
I have always wanted to make a flat wing with ailerons for a Grasshopper.

The original plane is a 2 ch plane with a polyhedral wing. I never did get mine to fly very well. I hope by making it a 4 ch plane it will fly better.

The original wing is in the 43 inch range. This wing "being the first test cut" is 50 inches. My next step will be adding the wing tip cut paths along with the aileron and servo pockets. I want to round the tips and shorten it to 43 inches.

"It looks ridiculous with this giant wing".
Posted by weathervane | Dec 01, 2015 @ 12:52 PM | 1,948 Views
After some small set backs. I have my CNC hot wire/router up and running.

I had a few extra steps to learn and adjust to for the hot wire. Never the less it works. I am happy to finally have it up and cutting. Nothing is completely perfect yet. It is a learning experience.

I am having fun.
Posted by weathervane | Nov 13, 2015 @ 09:12 PM | 1,830 Views
So it has been quite a while sense I have been here.
I spend most o my time on FB. Seems easier to stay in touch with my RC friends.
I still fly, although not as much as I would like. Life seems to get in the way of that. I still build off the wall planes. I enjoy showing up with the strange looking plans. I am now moving into the world of CNC. It should make scratch building planes easier. I am also thinking about a specific plane. I very large plane.
Regaurdless, I am still having lots of fun. Even if I don't stop by RCG as much as I used to.
Posted by weathervane | Mar 25, 2013 @ 08:54 PM | 2,523 Views
It is hard to get fired up about SEFF 2013 when we just got 5 inches of snow today. There is just 4 weeks untill SEFF. I have so much work to do and this snow is not helping. I am ready for warm temps and blue skys.
Posted by weathervane | Mar 22, 2013 @ 06:19 AM | 3,883 Views
I have decided it was time to get a small trailer just for R/C events.

I am starting with a small 20 year old pop up. I found a Rockwood 1720 in good shape. It does need some work, don't they all? I will be adding a solar panell for power. I will also be adding a power inverter. There will be a 12 and 120 volt power box on the outside of the camper. No need for extension cords running everywhere. I am planning on having it done in time for SEFF 2013.

This should make a nice little camper for attending r/c events.

Posted by weathervane | May 06, 2012 @ 03:01 PM | 2,987 Views
Well SEFF 2012 has come and gone. It was a great event. The weather could have been better. After the Saturday evening rain, the wind kicked up and did not let up much untill Thursday. No matter the event was still a lot of fun. I got to fly all of my planes at least 3-4 times each. The only damage was to my Superfly. A little hot glue put it back together and we were up and running again. My solar cell power set up kept the camper going all week. I had no problems with power at all. I ran my power inverter every night and during the day. Everything stayed at an 80% charge. I am looking forward to the next event of the year. RCAE in NC.
Posted by weathervane | May 06, 2011 @ 04:45 PM | 3,380 Views
I am happy to say that the Maryland Electric Day Spectacular charity fly in is almost here. I have been working on this event for 8 months. I am down to the last 4 weeks. It has been a lot of work, but it will be worth it. I am greatfull for all of the people who have donated raffle prizes. I am thankfull to my club for allowing me to shut down the field for the day and have this event. I can never say thank you enough.

I am putting on this event for the University of Maryland Hospital for children. My son was born 4 months early and spent 115 days in the NICU. The NICU did a fantastic job. My son would not be here if not for them. I could never repay them for all of the care they gave him. BUT, I can put on a charity event and try to raise some money for them.

I am excited about the event that I have put so much work into. I am excited to see how much of a turn out I get. I am also scared out of my mind. Just the thought of a bad event is enough to make me try harder.

So in 4 weeks we shal see if all of this work pays off.
Posted by weathervane | Jan 12, 2011 @ 06:18 PM | 3,346 Views
I am in the process of putting together an all electric event. This event will be a charity event.
All the money we raise will go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The University of Maryland Hospital for Children.

Please take a look at my event webpage for all the latest updates, sponsors, demos and so on.
Posted by weathervane | Jul 27, 2009 @ 09:20 PM | 4,022 Views
This is a non r/c thing.
If this is wrong or out of place I'm sorry. I do not want to make trouble.

My son was born 3 months early, he is 1lb 10oz. He is in for a long up hill battle. I know he has the best people looking over him. For now his will stay in the NICU, untill he can come home.

I ask people to pray for my son, please visit the web site and read his journal. Feel free to sign the guest book. Add rcg so I know who is who.

Thank you,
Posted by weathervane | Jun 13, 2009 @ 09:01 AM | 4,260 Views
I am so bummed out. I have not been to the field in almost a month. I have not been in my work shop in 3 weeks. I think I am going through withdraw from not flying. I went out and got a second job. Working 60-75 hours a week sucks. But I am keeping a roof over my family and providing for them as much as I can. I think that is a bit more important than flying. BUt man I miss the field.

Posted by weathervane | Feb 01, 2009 @ 12:21 PM | 4,165 Views
I am about to start to cover the wing of a new plane. I think I have made a small error. You be the judge. Here are some pictures.

Posted by weathervane | Dec 31, 2008 @ 08:34 PM | 4,288 Views
Well I can not believe it is almost here. 2009 wow, what happened to 2008. It seemed as if it was last week we were getting ready for opening day at the field. Now it is time for the New Years Day fly.

It has been a year of first for me. I finally got my Cub in the air. Extreem pucker factor the first time or three. I only totaly killed 1 plane this year. I made my first trip to Toledo for the big show. That was pretty cool. There is a lot of stuff to drool over. I finally got my own cell phone. I can not believe it either. I really did not want to get one but I did. I set up a Paypal account. Man talk about heading into the 21th century.

I'm looking forward to next year. I have a bunch of new planes I want to finish and fly. My kids are at the age where they are a lot of fun to take to the field. My wife supports my flying. How cool. I have a few things I want to change in my life. I plan on working hard to make that happen.

I hope everyone has a great, happy and healthy new year.

Posted by weathervane | Dec 27, 2008 @ 10:39 AM | 4,310 Views
When I was 14 years old, my mother through me out. I was not the best of kids. I lived on the streets of Anacosta, SE Washington DC for about two years. I was a drug addict and I had a drinking problem. I would do almost anything to get my fix. I was as bad off as you can get.

One day I tryed to bum a smoke from a guy at the gas station. His responce was a stern no. OK, I said. As I was walking away the man said that he would buy me a pack if I would work for it. Work, I'm a druged out 16 year old I said. His responce was get in and we will talk about it.

At the end of the day he gave me a pack of smokes. He told me that if I ever wanted to get clean and sober to call him. Three days later I called. I did not want to continue on the way I was. He picked me up off the street and took me to his place. He gave me a place to live and helped me kick my addiction to drugs.

This man helped to enrolle me back into school and tought the meaning of respect. I learned that there is more to life than the streets. I gained some self respect and began to take responsabilty for my own actions. I did well in school and began working.

After a few years, I decided it was time to live on my own agian. This time in a house.

That was 19 years ago. I now have a family of my own and a great wife. I could have not gotten here with out his help. I wish he could have live long enough to see to fruits of his labor. He died of cancer 1 year before my wife and I were to be married.

I miss him, love ya pops.

Oh yea, I have not spoken to my so called mother in 24 years.

I am for ever in debt to this man, a man that I'm proud to call POP.