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Posted by computerdag | Oct 03, 2011 @ 02:34 PM | 1,708 Views
Acquired a 1/6 scale AT-6 Texan built from a Midwest kit from a fellow flyer at my club. He had picked it up from the original builder/flyer with the intent on fixing it up, but never got around to it. I'll be converting it to electric power as I fix it up. You can follow my progress at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1514771.
Posted by computerdag | Apr 17, 2011 @ 08:42 PM | 1,925 Views
Well, after months of work the beaver finally saw the light of day today and got a little air under her wings. Only got in 2 flights due to some pretty good wind gusts and the fact that one of the tabs on a wing strut broke sometime in flight. No damage or adverse effects from the strut, which I guess is a good thing. The maiden flight video can be found here.

The second flight is here.
Posted by computerdag | Mar 08, 2011 @ 12:57 PM | 2,770 Views
Progress on the beaver is coming slowly, but at least it's coming. I am being very slow and deliberate as I am trying to make this look as nice as I possibly can.
Any and all constructive criticism is welcome. I am still a relative noob when it comes to scratch-building but I am learning more and more every day, thanks to everyone here on RCG.
Here are a few pictures of the build so far.
Posted by computerdag | Feb 02, 2011 @ 09:06 AM | 2,085 Views
Well... thanks to the AWESOME plans provided by Warhead_71, I have started construction on the Big Pink Beaver. Will probably use floats on it more than wheels, but time will tell.
Cut out the fuselage sides last night and hope to get the top, bottom, formers and canopy pieces cut tonight or tomorrow. Only hope mine turns out looking half as nice as his did.
Posted by computerdag | Jan 27, 2011 @ 09:35 PM | 2,578 Views
My first scratch-built is a 42" Sea BB. Built it in the fall of 2009. Maiden flight can be seen here.
Posted by computerdag | Jan 27, 2011 @ 09:20 PM | 2,546 Views
On a recent visit by my sister to my home, she commented (upon seeing my workshop area and planes) how she "never would have imagined that the control line planes our father gave me as a kid would lead to this." Of course, those planes never lasted long in the hands of a young child. I didn't stay with the hobby, but rediscovered it out of a desire to do aerial photography. That one simple desire has blossomed into a hobby that consumes way too much of my free time and money. I have progressed from the RTF kits to the ARF's and now to foam scratch-building.

Away from r/c, I enjoy spending time with my wife of 20 years and our 3 boys (2 of the 3 enjoy flying as well and have their own planes). I work for a national retail chain as a Technical Service Manager covering 11 stores in 2 states.