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Posted by Kmot | Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:44 AM | 9,644 Views
I went to the "Inland Nautical Society" of Riverside, California annual Fall Regatta yesterday with two of my model boats. I had my "Dutch Sloep", a work in progress; and I had my "Canadian Coast Guard 47' Motor Life Boat".

I drove both boats in the Navigation Course competition.

I won First Place in the Navigation Under 36" category with the Dutch Sloep.

I won Second Place in Scale Military with the CCG 47' MLB.

Posted by Kmot | Sep 16, 2011 @ 07:21 PM | 9,461 Views
I really do. I do not mope around thinking "poor me I always have bad luck".

But damn, sometimes I just really seem to have a string of bad luck!

I have crashed and destroyed two airplanes in the past month.

I bought a Hobbyzone Champ. It was defective out of the box, elevator did not work. My LHS guy exchanged it for me. I have been messing with the new one all day trying to get it to re-bind after losing its bind in the first minute or so of running. Nothing works. It won't bind. Gonna have to take it back too.....

Next, when putting some stuff away, a brand new built XPD-8 ducted fan jet that was sitting on a stack of magazines below my radio shelf, had a DX6 fall on it punching 4 holes through the styrofoam airplane, three in the wings and one through the top of the canopy. I took great care not to mess up the foam while constructing this model and now without ever having a single toss into the air it has been hammered.

What's next?
Posted by Kmot | Sep 11, 2011 @ 07:22 PM | 9,860 Views
Spent six hours covering today. I got the outer panels on both upper and lower surfaces done, and the bottom side of the wing done.

Have to take a break now, and spend time getting a boat ready for a regatta next weekend.

Posted by Kmot | Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:52 PM | 10,364 Views
I had been waiting a long time for Hobby King to restock their economical covering material and then when it came back into stock I immediately placed an order for some rolls of covering and it finally arrived yesterday. It's pretty good quality stuff, as it turns out.

Today I covered 4 parts: the two ailerons, the elevator, and the rudder. Took me hours and hours to do it. Covering is not one of my favorite things to do.

These parts represent 14 seperate sections of covering that was applied.