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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Irv, John, Todd, Nikk and I had a great time at the Montessori elementary school in Reno today. John arranged a full spread of RC demos for the kids and we flew the banner in front of Kolo 8 TV! John put the kids on the buddy box and let them fly his slow stick, while the RPD helicopter "Raven" flew circles around us. (Raven was just an unexpected fly-over but cool anyway) We chatted helicopters and airplanes with the kids and flew a couple of demo flights. Pretty close quarters but it was fun.. John and I were talking about getting some kind of program together to go to other schools. I think the kids really enjoyed it although they were dissapointed when I didnt crash!

more pics on Johns thread about the event.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post20840069
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Brads Boomerang RC Jet (5 min 52 sec)


Brads Boomerang Jet video. for some reason I cant get it to embed properly. sorry!!
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Very Nice

Love the pictures! I think the AMA still has a project where they give you a plane or two so you can teach people how to fly. I know they had it 2 years ago when I was in NY. That was a lot of fun. I really wanted to go but work got in the way.

Last Sunday I had a guest at the field and think he ended up buying an airplane from a club member and joining the club! Thats great The club is really growing.

Great Job guys
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I don't know if any of you saw the 11PM news on KOLO 8 last night, but they aired the story of the school event. I have it on my DVR and I will extract and post here later today.

They got a great shot of your banner and my beer gut.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 11:38 AM
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awesome, would love to see it.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 12:09 PM
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awesome, would love to see it.
My beer gut?
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 12:18 PM
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um... the video...
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Anyone know of a top-notch 1/4 scale pilot, with ducted fan experience that can flying anything with half a wing and is looking for work doing some flight testing of a new aircraft? Someone with noteriety on the competition circuit would be best. Local to Northern Nevada.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 03:50 PM
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R/C Madness @ High Desert Montessori School

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 06:55 PM
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awesome, Thanks John for the link. I sent it to everyone!
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Hey, johnarama... at least it was your beer gut... All I had was a quick shot of my Sensei without a cowl! Seriously, it was a great program and it was was privileged to participate. Hey, Fernley fliers... we need to set up a program like this in the Fernley schools.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:53 AM
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I met Lee @ HC&M Hobby Shop last night. He is the guy that manages the Cold Springs dry lakebed flying site. He knows a lady who is part owner of an abandoned private runway in Fernley. It has a hangar and all is going unused. She offered Lee full access to setup a R/C flying club their at no charge. It seems the 4x4 and motorcycle people tear up the property and she thinks if there was a regular group of people using the facility it would deter the rifraf from coming around. This may be an option for a new club site.

Let me know if you need me to get more info.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Flying site

Please, let's hear more about it. If I can get a location of the private runway, I/we will check it out..
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I've got a pretty good idea where this little airfield is located. It could be a perfect spot.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Windy Day Flying

While all the girlies were home staying out of the wind, amjet and I were out at Tiger Field. Amjet flew, I was chicken. Besides, I just got my Sensei out of the hanger after repairs suffered in a windy day crash yesterday.
Windy Day, Tiger Field, Fernley (0 min 26 sec)
PS.we found the abandoned airstrip and talked with the owner. More about that to come later
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