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Posted by R.Gareau | Jan 01, 2014 @ 04:18 PM | 6,401 Views
Yet again the 3 generations of the Gareau family has gotten together to put in the first flight of the year. Conditions were chilly at 1 degree F and the winds were up at 12 to 15 mph but we still had a fun. My father who will be 90 years young in 2 months started this ''first flight of the year'' traditiion 51 years ago and probably only missed once or twice since.
Posted by R.Gareau | Dec 30, 2013 @ 11:15 AM | 6,505 Views
Well it has been a long time since I posted on my RCG blog. Alexandre and I both tried out for the Canadian F3P team, Alexandre was able to get the top junior spot whyle I got the 4th place or alternate spot on the open team. I would like to take this opportunety to thank Xavier Mouraux for his help and coaching that helped Alexandre and I get this reasult.
Posted by R.Gareau | Feb 21, 2013 @ 01:20 PM | 7,476 Views
here is the secound part of the video

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Posted by R.Gareau | Feb 21, 2013 @ 01:14 PM | 7,517 Views
I have not posted here in a long time, so here we go with the catching up, again this year on the first of January the 3 generations of Gareau's were flying together. This year we could not go in the morning as usual so we ended up going at night with the Night flying Cub. This was a first for my father and I think he really enjoyed flying in total darkness. We also have been flying indoors on every Sunday. Here are 2 videos of my son Alex having fun with the ALIEN, a plane he designed himself last year.

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Posted by R.Gareau | Nov 05, 2012 @ 07:18 PM | 7,838 Views
Just a Picture of Polaris #4
Posted by R.Gareau | Jun 24, 2012 @ 12:48 PM | 7,967 Views
Yesterday was an amazing day of flying, Alexandre and I both had our 78'' EF Extras flying. After successful maidens and 4 or 5 solo flights each we started formation flying. We obviously need ALOT of practice but this is going to be fun.
Posted by R.Gareau | Jan 15, 2012 @ 04:04 PM | 9,053 Views
I have been designing F3P style Depron indoor planes for a couple of years now. I really enjoy the slow speed of these planes and there precise handling even if I dont enter any competitions. I have been sharing what I have learned with other flyers in the form of workshops for three years now. My son Alexandre has always followed me and assisted me in these workshops and now at the mature age of ten years old he asked me if he could design his own plane. I said yes, took out some paper a strait edge and a set of french curves and let him at it. When he was finished I was very surprised at the design he came up with. It took very few corrections to get what I thought would be a pretty good Freestyle type airplane. We named it The Alien. Here are some pics of it, we were flying it today and it really is very good and Alexandre was flying it like pro and hovering and torque rolling it no problem.

Please share with us youre experiences at designing and building your own

Richard and Alexandre Gareau
Posted by R.Gareau | Jan 07, 2012 @ 07:45 PM | 8,864 Views
Well we where 6 days late this year due to scheduling conflics, but we did it. Our first flight of the year is usually on January first but this year we had to wait untill January 7th for the three generations of Gareau to fly together. We went out today with three planes and put in several flights. So ounce again Ray (grand dad), Richard (dad) and Alexandre took turns flying keeping up the tradition started by Ray in the early 60's.

From the Gareau clan we again wish you all a great new year with the good health that will allow you to put in alot of flying this year.
Posted by R.Gareau | Aug 22, 2011 @ 08:28 PM | 10,148 Views
About 3 years ago my son asked if he could go flying model airplanes with his grandfather. I said yes and bought him a Parkzone Cub. He learned how to fly with it and then went on to other plane but we always found a way to bring out the Cub ounce in a while. We carried a key chain cam with it, drop parachutes and missiles from it, flew it on skies, wheels and floats. This little Cub brought the three generations of Gareau's together for our January first New Year Day fly and more. With well over 200 flights on it, it found a new way to make it in the car on the weekends by becomming a Night Flyer

Live Long little Cub
Posted by R.Gareau | Jul 29, 2011 @ 12:21 PM | 10,699 Views
I have been flying models for a very long time and yesterday was one of the best days of flying ever!!!

Alexandre and I went to Napierville Quebec for a full day of flying with great friends and great weather what more can a modeler ask for. Alex and I put in about 12 flights between 11:30 am and 9:00 pm even putting in 2 night flights with Alexandre Supercub night flyer. The style of relaxed flying that this club has is extroardinary, people smile, there is no rush, it is real relaxation as a hobby should be.

Thank you Jean Chevalier, André, Jean-Pierre, Yves, Pierre, Bruno and of course Diane for an amazing day of fun....Continue Reading
Posted by R.Gareau | Jul 21, 2011 @ 07:45 PM | 10,957 Views
Well last weekend was the CARC Lanaudière Funfly. Alexandre and I packed the car up with planes and camping gear plus one extra friend for
alex and headed of to St-Liguori Québec. Altough we had blistering heat it has a great time and we flew so much that I barely took any pictures. Thank you Mr Pierre Morel and all the others responsable for the great funfly.
Posted by R.Gareau | Jun 09, 2011 @ 11:40 AM | 11,510 Views
This is actually a great video of a fantastic event. Hope to see you all there next year!!!

Aéroflotte 2011 (2 min 9 sec)

Posted by R.Gareau | Jun 05, 2011 @ 07:15 PM | 10,883 Views
Today was the Annual Float Fly in Trois-Rivières Québec. It such an amazingly fun event that I did not have time to take good pictures... here are a few pics but they really do not pay tribute to this event but if you live anywhere near Trois-Rivières Quebec, drive, fly,walk or crawl to this event next year it is worth it. My son Alexandre, my father Ray and I had a fantastic day today I would like thank all the volunteers at the welcoming tent or the transmiter stand EVERYBODY THANK YOU

Merci Pierre Cyrenne et tout tes aides et volontaires pour l'acceuil chaleureux.
Posted by R.Gareau | May 21, 2011 @ 10:22 PM | 11,179 Views
We headed to the Ottawa Region this morning for the RIDEAU RC FLYERS ELECTRIC EVENT. If it is not flooded in your neighbourhood it is pretty much everywhere here. The field was suffering from a lot of rain in the last month plus the snow melting and just for good measure a big thunder storm just last night. So after getting stuck in the mud we unpacked the car, started to assemble planes and finally we started flying! We flew the Sbach, Projetti, GeeBee and more. I got to see people I had not seen in some 30 years and overall had a great day. Special thanks to Pierre Audette, Sean, Eric, Michel, Gerry, Peter, Don and all the others.
Posted by R.Gareau | Apr 24, 2011 @ 09:00 PM | 11,337 Views
My Son Alexandre turned 10 this past March. He gave up multiple gifts to have everybody concentrate on one gift. His Seagull Gee Bee model Z. We went out and had a successful maiden flight tonight, and besides having to land it with slightly higher airspeed then a trainer the plane is very easy to fly.

We only fly electric so this ARF is electrified.
Posted by R.Gareau | Mar 19, 2011 @ 07:39 PM | 11,932 Views
This video was shot some time back. It was the first weekend I had my new Wametsey. This plane makes me more comfortable and relaxed flying then any other. I know I will have a lot more fun with this one.

Wametsey Maiden (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by R.Gareau | Feb 12, 2011 @ 07:39 PM | 11,880 Views
We went back to Napierville today to give a one day indoor foamy workshop. Twelve people had signed up for it and by 10:00 am everybody was there so we got started. I built a depron f3p design of mine that is milled and incorporates pretty much all the techniques commonly used in the building of these types of planes. The twelve club members that were present seemed to be pleased with the workshop and by 4:00 pm we had a completed a ready to fly airplane that we then raffled off to the people that took the workshop.

I hope I got there creative juices flowing and that more people will get the indoor bug and the building bug because of this. Here are some pictures I took today but seing how I was giving the workshop I did not have alot of time for pictures...