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Posted by SammyB | Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:13 PM | 38,878 Views
This is for you eggsplurt:

No electronics. Flown many times and has dings and dents typical of a foam plane. Looking over it today, I remember there being a crack that didn't go all the way through in the rear of the fuse. I expoxied it cleanly and you wouldn't notice it unless I pointed it out. A small tip of the wing came off but I have the piece and it came off cleanly. I will put it back on. The cowl required nose weight for the setup I had in it. The inside of the cowl has some weights and glue marks from the weights but again, this is on the inside of the cowl. I fiberglassed the lower wing tips to prevent scrapes. I also added robart strut covers to the wire landing gear legs so they looked better. Also cut out styrene landing gear doors to complete the look. I believe in full disclosure when selling something. The plane still looks great and should have many years of flying left in her. There are no electronics included but I wanted to show you the servo bay to see how cleanly they were installed. No gluing the servos for me. I added the ply blocks and screwed the servos in.

The P-38 is NIB and opened only for inspection.

We can talk about price via PM if you are still interested.

Posted by SammyB | Jan 15, 2010 @ 11:28 AM | 39,397 Views
So with my grandma being sick and this bathroom renovation, I have little time for flying; at least for a while. I stripped the bathroom to drywall and studs. Will be installing the new tub tomorrow. New vanity, granite counter top, new toilet, and tile. Should look good when done. Kind of a build log for the john!...Continue Reading
Posted by SammyB | Dec 23, 2009 @ 10:02 PM | 40,986 Views
My grandma had a massive stroke on Saturday. My grandma pretty much raised me along with my grandpa when my mom was out working and trying hard (and succeeding) at being a single mom. Eventhough other kids wanted to watch cartoons, I wanted to hear war stories and watch Blacksheep Squadron with my grandpa. I grew up listening to Connie Francis and Frank Sinatra while my grandma sang along and mopped the floor. A pot of sauce was usually on the stove filling the air with a sweetness that I can't describe. She made it through scarlet fever as a child, the great depression, the death of her first born child, and the death of her husband. I write this with tears in my eyes as she is in the biggest battle of her life right now. If you send a plane up tomorrow, can you please send it with some good wishes and maybe a prayer to the big guy? I don't know what I will do with out her.

Posted by SammyB | Dec 09, 2009 @ 01:10 PM | 39,780 Views
So starting on December 18th, I am off work until The 4th of January! I have great aspirations to finish several projects but it probably won't happen as the wife likes to find other ways to keep me busy. Just my ramblings for today. Hey, atleast I don't have to see my boss' face for a couple weeks
Posted by SammyB | Dec 07, 2009 @ 05:08 PM | 39,857 Views
These are some shots I took at the Chino Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA. Saw the world's last flying condition Zero go for a flight. Amazing to see that history actually fly. Much smaller plane than I had imagined. I could only guess at what it must have been like to hear hundreds roaring overhead on that December morning 68 years ago. Enjoy the pictures and remember those lost.

Zero being pulled to taxiway (0 min 41 sec)

Japanese Zero Start-Up (4 min 43 sec)
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Posted by SammyB | Nov 19, 2009 @ 01:09 PM | 40,070 Views
Slow Stick adventures!
Posted by SammyB | Nov 18, 2009 @ 05:02 PM | 40,398 Views
Saw this the last time I was in Hobby People. Guess they had some extra time on their hands!
Posted by SammyB | Nov 15, 2009 @ 12:29 PM | 40,031 Views
So I was thinking today and something was missing. I looked around the shop and saw all of my planes hanging, waiting for me to take them out. I pinpointed it. I miss the feeling of being a newbie. I remember converting life-like foam gliders to edf. While the planes never flew great, they did fly. The part I miss was the not knowing. The not understanding. Seems strange but now I know that I have a 99% chance of getting most things I put up to fly. Maybe it's time to move on to turbines!