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Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 24, 2009 @ 08:50 PM | 11,039 Views
So, I spent yesterday evening and this evening workin on my Slow Poke again. Figured I need to get it done and off my work bench since there are numerous planes waiting in line behind it. I want them all ready for SEFF, so work work work!

Anyway, its looking good to me. I took out the dihedral (cuz I dont need no stinkin dihedral!) and we'll see how she flys without it. Its gonna be a heavy sucker thats for sure. But, with the big old electric motors we have these days, Im sure it will fly better than glow anyway.

Here are some pics of the progress.

Laine.

Edit: Got a bunch more done tonight until I ran out of CA. Gotta hit the hobby shop tomorrow and get some more. Then, before I can finish it, I have to configure a motor mount for an outrunner.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 21, 2009 @ 10:11 AM | 11,201 Views
So, my little buddy Kameron wasn't feeling too good for the last week or so. Fever started going up, he started having pretty bad pain. So, Tuesday morning, off to the hospital we went. Around 2pm he had his appendix taken out. Surgury on your little ones is never fun. Even simple stuff like an appendix. Scares the hell out of daddys!

Now he is home agian doin fine. He has been kickin my butt on the X Box while he recovers. Dang kids. How can a 7 year old stomp my butt!!! Im getting old

Here is a picture of his super cool scar. Chicks dig scars! But, he says girls have cooties. Oh well, he'll figure that one out soon enough on his own.

Now that he is up and runnin again, back to work on my truck and some planes.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 14, 2009 @ 05:55 PM | 11,735 Views
So, as some of you have noticed, the progress on my planes has stopped for awhile. I have been very busy, most every day workin on my #1 hobby... Dodge cars/trucks (Mopars). So, here a couple pics just to show you all what I have been up to since I got back from Afghanistan.

This is my 46 Dodge WD-15. I bought it about a year and half ago give or take. Of course, being gone for a year of that didnt help with the progress at all. Anyway, my goal is to have it on the road, driving by the end of the year. Its a lofty goal to say the least.

I stripped it down to a bare frame before I left. It now has an independant front suspension with Alden Eagle adjustable coil overs, rack and pinion steering and power disk brakes from Scotts Hot Rods in Cali. The rear has late model Dodge leaf springs and hangers and a 72 Challenger 8 3/4" rear end under it. The wheels/tires shown are just temps (from a Jeep) until the welding, grinding and painting is done. Then the 17" or 18" ones will go on.

For power, I have a 70's V-8, 360cid (5.9L for you tuner types) that Im building up to about 400HP or so. I have a late model A-518 overdrive trans for it, but Im thinking a late model 5 speed would be more fun, so that might change.

And yes, for those of you who are "in the know" that IS the big old Ohio Combat SRT/10 hanging from the ceiling behind it.

Anyway, this is what I have been up to recently. More plane work will come as I need to get ready for SEFF too!!!

Laine.