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Posted by lmopar69 | Nov 21, 2008 @ 01:03 PM | 14,855 Views
Since the last pics were a bit blurry, I figured I'd get a couple more of the Mustang after I put some stripes on the wings this afternoon. Its lookin good. As always more to do though and never enough time.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Nov 19, 2008 @ 01:43 PM | 15,599 Views
So good old Fizzy and his buddies hooked us up with some planes!

What we have here are Henry Bayer (one of our company test pilots) doing his first build ever, a House of Balsa Laser Stick and little old me working on the House of Balsa P-51. They are coming along nicely if I do say so.

Henry is doin a great job on his, even though its hot pink (in honor of his daughter I'll add). The P-51 is getting there. Tons of sanding on this one. But, its worth it. As you can tell, Im not going to make the covering "scale" really, just kinda what I want it to be. Some of the guys disagree, but they arent building it!!

Its getting iffy as to if we will finish these things before we leave or not. Only a month-ish left for all of us and we have to get stuff sent home. We are giving it our best shot though!

Thanks to everyone!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Nov 12, 2008 @ 01:47 PM | 14,176 Views
This plane is sweet. Smoothest foam plane I have flown in a long time. It just slips through the air so nicely and handles great. I need to put a small spar in the wing, but otherwise, this thing is awesome! Looks like I might need a little more stick time to get my "skills" back though.

Thank you to all the guys who sent stuff over too us here. It has really been great having something to build/fly during our small amounts of "downtime".

MS Composite Unique in Afghansitan (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by lmopar69 | Nov 04, 2008 @ 10:49 AM | 14,663 Views
So, this is the result of a nose in crash from about 75 feet up. Had a "radio malfunction" (read: when the radio starts beeping at you, LAND!!! lol)

Anyway, nose plant had minor damage to the plane (surprising) the the battery was, as you can see, smoked. So, to be "safe" we smacked it around a little with a long chunk of metal! Sounds safe right?? Well, in our defense, we are trained professionals (as Black Hawk pilots anyway!). Plus, we were in the middle of the friggin desert! not much to damage there.

So, after just a couple smacks, the smoke came, then very quickly and violently so did the fire. Once it was done, it was burried for good.

Cool to do and watch, not so cool in your garage or somewhere else!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Nov 04, 2008 @ 10:31 AM | 16,975 Views
Matt and I got to go out and fly the other day again. This is one of the little planes we took out with us. Cant tell you much about it, other than it is completely made of carbon fiber. Flies like a dream too! Really nice on an AXI 2208/34, 3S Thunder Power 2100 a graupner 8x4.5 folder.

Laine.