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Posted by skyracer068 | Jul 09, 2015 @ 06:04 AM | 1,168 Views
One night, in a far away land, I was bored!!! I decided to break out a couple of kits just to eye them since I was so bored. My 3 year old little man sat down next to me and asked, "can I help you put parts on your MAP?" The words an RC father desires to hear from their kids. "YOU BET BUDDY!!!" Well, he did help build and break stuff, requiring a few trips to the hobby store. He even glued his fingers together. Mom was not happy with that one! Now, I have a Bird of Time for future piggyback launches. Once I get back to the states, my Bud Nosen Trainer for Shuttle launches is next!

Now, I cant stop! The Pat Tritle Shoestring racer was next. What an awesome little airplane. Reminds me of a Jim Ryan type of quality kit. I hope to have it finished before the end of next week.

A little flying in the meantime.

My last Shuttle combination. An Alpha 60 with a 99 inch WS ASW 28.
Posted by skyracer068 | Mar 19, 2015 @ 01:09 AM | 2,321 Views
Great weekend of flying. We did encounter a black cobra though. We continued flying and he went about his own way.
Posted by skyracer068 | Apr 08, 2013 @ 06:51 PM | 3,699 Views
I attended Warbirds over Las Vegas last weekend and it was awesome!!! A friend of mine (The Dave) called me the night before and said I should bring out the Cessna 310 as a military executive transport and he had some stars and bars to enhance it. Well, I had some black vinyl to cut out the USAF so, there you go. We were installing the decals in our pits and it couldn't have flown any better. The Hangar 9 Corsair was a blast as well. Especially chasing the Zero around!!!
Posted by skyracer068 | Feb 14, 2013 @ 07:06 PM | 4,262 Views
We were lucky enough to have these fine aircraft @McCarran today!
Posted by skyracer068 | Feb 11, 2013 @ 05:49 PM | 4,286 Views
I was blessed to be able to ride on this immaculate aircraft on Friday. Full glass cockpit installed. We departed McCarran airport, flew through many canyons and, did 3 landings on Lake Mead. Thanks to Dave for the awesome ride!!!

Might need to buy this kit now. http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=80
Posted by skyracer068 | Feb 02, 2013 @ 11:43 PM | 5,510 Views
I love the flight profiles of a twin aircraft. I found this TF 310 kit on a RC classified site for a steal. Really, when I was loading it up in my truck, I felt like I had a gun and mask with me. Never the less, I knew it had to be converted to electric power. I removed all most 2 lbs of steel shot from the nose and fabricated battery boxes to install as far fwd in the nose as I could. Its powered with 2 Eflite Power 60's, 2 Castle ICE 100 ESC's and, 2 6s 5000 mAh Zippy batteries. After the maiden and 2 more flights today, this 310 flys awesome. Rock solid with no bad characteristics. TF nailed it with this one!!!
Posted by skyracer068 | Apr 03, 2012 @ 05:53 PM | 6,214 Views
Well, I haven't built a plane in a while due to the quality ARF's that are available. I wanted to get back to my roots on actually building something, not just assembling a model. I've been a machine during this whole build. My wife is very supportive and just gave me a confused glare when I placed the fuse and wing on the warm stove just so the filler would dry faster. I married a saint! I covered the Ultimate completely in white Ultracote and used red and blue vinyl over the Ultracote for the scheme. Since this one will be powered with a Hacker, I don't need to worry about fuel proofing and this new trick I tried works extremely well. Getting closer and more reports later....

Just need to install all the radio and balance it (with the gear). The maiden will be this weekend.
Posted by skyracer068 | Apr 26, 2010 @ 01:50 PM | 7,348 Views
I had the pleasure flying this beautiful C-47 this weekend which was built by my friend Bob. Its powered with 2 Eflite power 32's and is equipped with flaps and Robart retracts.