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Posted by Deerslayer | Oct 28, 2020 @ 06:13 AM | 7,256 Views
For many years, I administrated a Forum for my local RC Club. That Forum has now been closed down. There are a number of articles from there which I wanted to preserve, as well as a number of pictures and links to YouTube and Vimeo videos. So, I set up this blog and plan to include future items that I, or others, generate.

Please note: Roughly the first 70 items in here were moved over from that Forum. If you skip past the first part (mostly my semi-instructive ravings), you will get to where there are some pretty good videos and stuff.


Introduction
I am a retired Systems Engineer (B.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 1970 - i.e., an old guy) who spends a great deal of his time creating, building and flying RC models of various kinds and sizes. I have been doing this for over 40 years, as well as having about 20 years (800 hours) of flying (Canadian and USA licenced) and instructing (Canadian licenced) in full scale gliders in my past history. My aviation interests transferred to my son, who is now a production test pilot for a major aerospace firm. He has been an RC modeller for almost 35 years now, having soloed at age 7 and becoming an RC instructor a couple of years later. Good kid.

I live on Preston Cove, situated on a large island (pop. 600). I can walk out my door, down to the water (or ice) and fly or walk out into the front yard to fly small things and dodge trees. No nearby neighbours in any direction to annoy! However, I get the most out of travelling to one of my two clubs to enjoy good flying and comaraderie, any day of the week throughout the year.

I refer to the messy so-called shop wherein I build and repair models as my Cave. (My wife has another name for it.)

Hence then name: The Cave on the Cove.