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Posted by strat1960s | Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:44 AM | 3,331 Views
Dec 2014: I thought I'd have more time during retirement. However, being a full time student does keep me busy. Update: I finished my BBA in Contract Acquisition and Administration in July and started my MBA in the same field the same month.
As you can see from the pictures, I have a few helicopters, planes, gliders, and a quad or two or three....... My wife is very kind and lets me have my hobbies.

Fast forward a few years..............

06/15/16: My RCRCM 2.6m (8.5 ft) Tomcat was a bit of a fat-cat at 5.8 pounds. The gliders didn't actually glider. It kind of fell forward. To reduce weight, I replaced the 900 watt motor and CC Lite 100 ESC with lighter components. The primary goal of this project was to reduce the weight of the glider. The secondary goal was to move the COG from 75mm to 100mm. The weight reduction at the nose allowed me to move the COG back to 98 without having to add more weight at the tail. I need to maiden and trim the Tomcat as soon as possible.

06/29/16: There's a new bird in the hangar. I honestly don't know if I have room to hang it properly. I picked up a TopModel CZ Fascination. The Fascination has a 3.6m (11.8 ft.) wingspan. I'm waiting for an AR9310 Carbon Friendly RX and a Variometer. This will be ordered this weekend. Then I'll set the glider up on the bench, trim it out and maiden it. This will happen sometime in July.

7/2/16: Flew the weight reduced Tomcat this morning. If you don't recall, I reduced...Continue Reading