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Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 17, 2017 @ 12:22 AM | 9,715 Views
Evelyn and I spent the morning at the Valley Circle Burners Control Line Contest in Van Nuys, CA. At the event, we met Larry Renger, former Cox Director of Engineering and Quality Control from 1973-78 & 1992-97. Larry designed the Cox ME-109, Super Chipmunk, Texan, Bearcat, Katydid and Scorpion. His engine designs include the Black Widow, QRC, Killer Bee, Tee Dee .05 R/C, .09 R/C and Venom. Larry was inducted in the AMA Hall of Fame in 2010. It was an honor to spend time with Larry and the Valley Circle Burners....Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Jul 01, 2017 @ 02:05 PM | 9,910 Views
Several weeks ago, Evelyn and I traveled to Montezuma, Iowa to attend the Sig R/C Fly-In. This is an event we've wanted to attend for many years and for me, it was a bucket list visit.

As a young modeler, I dreamed of visiting Sig Manufacturing and meeting Hazel Sig. Honestly, I never thought that dream would come true! Back in April 2017, I read an article that mention Hazel turning 95 years old and decided right then that we were going to Montezuma to meet Hazel as were both not getting any younger. Hazel has been at the top of my list of American icons I just had to meet and personally thank for inspiring my career in the U.S. Air Force. Well, the dream came true and far exceeded any expectations we had. Sig Mfg is a family and we immediately were treated as such during our time in Montezuma.

Model aviation is more than building and flying models, it's truly about the people that you get to meet and share a passion with.....good people! Special thanks to Hazel Sig, Bob Nelson, Herb Rizzo and the entire Sig family for your friendship and hospitality. We are planning to return next year. ...Continue Reading