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Posted by lmopar69 | May 28, 2010 @ 03:02 PM | 13,429 Views
Even the people from the NY Times were disgusted by our wonderful Poo Pond smack in the middle of our little "paradise" we call Kandahar Air Field. Nice little write up, and acctually accurate and TRUE!

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/the-poo-pond/

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | May 22, 2010 @ 07:49 AM | 13,390 Views
Hey guys, things are good here. Nothing much new to report currently. I have been working nights primarily for the last few weeks so not too much in the way of new pictures. They all seem to look the same at night... very black.

Figured I'd drop some random stuff in here for your viewing pleasure! 9.5 months to go.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | May 07, 2010 @ 12:53 AM | 14,402 Views
Here is what I got done last night on med chase when we were not flying. In fact, 24 hour shift, and didnt get launched once. Thats a good thing.

The build CD for this thing is great! I followed along with Lee as he built one. Only one problem, his plane was red, mine is blue, so when he said to install the fuse sides with the red side up, I did. I didnt catch it before I put glue on, so I guess mine will look just a bit "off".

Other than that one error, it went together smoothly and without a hitch. Gonna be a good lookin plane, and from what I can tell, should be a hoot to fly!

I'll get the electronics installed as soon as I can and get the controls hooked up on it.

My DX-7 is now on its way here, along with one RX thanks to my wonderful wife. So it wont be much longer and I'll get this little sucker in the air.

Again, a HUGE thank you to all of these folks for making this possible for us!!! Keep these folks in mind when you place your next orders guys! I know I will!

www.leeulingermodels.com

www.castlecreations.com

www.venom-group.com

www.apcprop.com

www.bmkdesigns.net

www.hobbytown.com (Kennewick, Washington)

www.empirerc.com

and good old Dan "Deckert" from here at RCG.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | May 05, 2010 @ 01:28 PM | 15,322 Views
Many of you know Im deployed... again.... this time to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Iam certain "RC Guys/Gals" must be the best folks in the world. Here is why...

My good buddy Dan, (I wont say his RCG user name but it resembles Deckert ) went to the trouble of contacting various companies for donations to send some planes over here to Kandahar to us. He talked to them, coordinated everything, got it all shipped to him, then boxed it up and shipped everything to me here in Afghanistan. All without me knowing about it! Impressive! So, a HUGE THANK YOU to Dan for all the hard work.

Here is the deal, in the mail yesterday...

5 CUSTOM MADE 39" Edge 540s from Lee Ulinger. These have our Unit logo "Warlords" on them, plus a picture of our aircraft, the UH-60 Blackhawk, the Fisher House logo, the Bagram RC Club logo and all the sponsor logos. These birds are beautiful! I mean, REALLY cool!!!!

5 Hyperion EOS 1210i battery chargers

10 Venom 3S 1320 lipos

5 Castle Creations Thunderbird 36 ESC's

5 Hacker A 20-22L outrunners (with extra shafts/prop adapters etc..)

5 Hacker X 20 ESC's

10 APC 10x4.7 props

5 Venom lipo sacks

21 Emax ES08MA High torque mini metal gear servos

A bunch of:
CA
Foam Safe CA
Epoxy
cups, stir sticks etc...
connectors
solder
shrink tube
hinge tape

All the charger leads are done already too. All we need to do is assemble it all!!!!

So, if ya all wanna do me a favor, shoot the sponsors an email and tell them thank you for...Continue Reading