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Posted by StretchSSR | Jun 26, 2011 @ 07:41 PM | 1,699 Views
Since my last addition to my BLOG I have been to "watch" people fly TD ships several times, the last time I saw one in the air was the KCSC Turkey fly last fall. The really bad news is that last Monday I lost one of my best friends, he was my ridding buddy for the last 30 years, this morning I went ridding without him, man I missed him............................
Posted by StretchSSR | Oct 26, 2010 @ 07:58 AM | 1,548 Views
Well I'm back from one of the best weekends I have had in a long time!!! I haven't seen my good friend Don (Truestorys) in many years. I have learned many things....."you must respect GTS bourbon", I am not the pilot I am the timer, it's a TD contest not just hang time, Good friends will always stay good friends.....and many more things I won't go in to...... Later Stretch
Posted by StretchSSR | Oct 14, 2010 @ 05:08 PM | 1,655 Views
Well here I sit typing on the infernal machine again and as of late it's been a comfort, being it is my only link to the rc sailplane world.....That's the BAD....The Good news is I'm going to TNT next weekend, to watch and learn some of my old hang gliding buddies are into RC Sailplanes and have taken me under their wings, pun intended!!!
I have met some good guys, and am hoping to meet some more time will tell...
Posted by StretchSSR | Sep 06, 2010 @ 07:38 PM | 1,455 Views
Well, here I sit at the bench, typing on this damn machine !!! I worked today, I wanted to make some extra fun money. I'm not sure why, haven't gotten to have any fun since the areo-tow meet. I look around the shop and I see a whole lot of fun money sitting on the shelfs. RC on road race cars, off road RC buggies, RC monster off road trucks, RC motorcycle, a crashed scale sailplane (failed rudder linkage) another scale unfinished sailplane, RC tools of all kinds, those DAMN RC helicopters, so much of my fun money wasted....but thats another story.....story??? yea....Truestory......he's my friend....just needed to vent....Later Stretch
Posted by StretchSSR | Aug 28, 2010 @ 10:30 PM | 1,869 Views
Well it been a week and no sailplane "anything" I'm haveing withdrawl, I have resorted to watching you tube videos of any kind of rc sailplane stuff.
Damn that Truestorys....he did this to me......I'll get him and his little dog too!!!!
Posted by StretchSSR | Aug 25, 2010 @ 08:03 PM | 1,771 Views
Well I'm hooked. Last weekend I drove down to Clearview field, Ken Stitt's 1st class RC flying field, to meet up with some old friends and watch an areo tow event. I'm not sure which was better, seeing friends I haven't seen since the late 70s early 80s or seeing the scale sailplanes, electric sailplanes planes or just sitting around talking to the guys.
The scales were great, beautiful to watch, I have always been a fan. My new love is the TD ships, I was in awe!!! I watched as Randy McCleave hand tossed his Icon, never got above my head(I'm 6' 5") and went 75 to a hundred yards, man would have loved to have had a hang glider with that kind of performance back in the day!!! There was an electric AVA I think, I was thinking to myself why would you put a motor on a sailplane, now I know,it will stay up for ever.
My thanks to Ken for his wonderful flying feild, Pat for inviteing me down, Randy for the nice complement he paid me(was great to see you after so many years), Jim for shareing some of his vast knowledge (sorry for you slight misshap)and to all the other guys that were so great to hang with.
A special thanks to Truestorys, for pointing me in the right direction....


Friends, what would our lives be without them......C YA Stretch