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Archive for April, 2007
Posted by Troy | Apr 24, 2007 @ 02:07 PM | 6,174 Views
This is how not to fly a G.T.P.!!
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How to correctly fly a car
Posted by Troy | Apr 17, 2007 @ 03:20 PM | 6,415 Views
Well I am ashamed to say I had never learned html even though I spent many years on computers and in graphics programs. It's just something that was skipped in college and I never had a reason to learn it on my own. So I started tinkering with it for my website and using reverse engineering and Google, I figured out that html really isn't that scary of a beast. I won't say it's easy (I had to work out a few bugs) but the satisfaction of watching the buttons and links work is something to experience.

Anyway, www.TroysRC.com is up and running.
Posted by Troy | Apr 09, 2007 @ 12:00 AM | 10,569 Views
Hi guys,

Some may have already seen the posting not too long ago in the Foamie Kits section for a kit that I have produced. Some may know me from racing F5D pylon with the USA Team since '96, but many don't know that I love to build foamies and have bashed a lot of Depron over the years. I love to do a lot of parkflying to keep the thumbs in shape and so I keep a stable of 3D ships and other fun toys around so I can keep entertained.

I am launching a run of kits for a design I've been selfishly toying with since last May 2006. This is a new and improved version of a flying G.T.P. car I originally built as a gag for a foamie contest last May after watching the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Prototype races. I liked my original car but it was limited in ways to how it flew... It just went fast and straight. I wanted something I could fly as a parkflyer and something I could have fun with in front of the house. Several revisions tuning the design and the Grand Troy Prototype (G.T.P.) was born. I have had several flying prototypes since early last summer but when friends and folks kept asking for a kit (and I said nah! a few times), I finally decided to get things into production mode... and that part takes longer than anyone ever expects. The birth of my baby girl slowed things down a little too!

So, I will begin a build thread here to get things started, help folks out, and to see if it's something you may be interested in.

First, a general description of the...Continue Reading