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Posted by GRW3 | Apr 22, 2018 @ 11:05 PM | 3,789 Views
Around 97-98, I bought an RTF from the local HobbyTown. I wanted it as a trainer for my boys, who were bracketing 10 at the time. For various reasons that didn’t work out so I started flying it as a sport plane. I flew it as a pleasant break from the various and sundry higher performance planes that accompanied it to the field. I flew it a lot. A lot, 2 or 3 flights a trip to the field.

It started with a Thunder Tigre 0.40 engine and an Airtronics radio. I wore out that Thunder Tiger out and replaced it with an OS 46FX I had available. Woo Hoo! That was an exciting upgrade. I literally flew the covering off. Not figuratively, literally. It had that old sticky back covering that wasn’t repairable. One flight led to a terrible buzzing, half the lower wing covering was in shreds. Not only that several hinges were broke. Completely removed with Monokote. It’s now on its third motor and third radio flight pack.

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Posted by GRW3 | Apr 15, 2018 @ 12:50 AM | 4,170 Views
My long time modeling pal, Jim, and I went to the Weak Signals R/C show this year. We’ve both been before. I’ve been 6 or 7 times since ‘83, he’s been a couple and we last came together in ‘06. This post is to talk about what we did and what you might do for a Toledo, or other show, trip.

Getting There

I fly a lot for business. In general, more flying as a reward for flying isn’t that exciting. Over the years, most my miles have gone to friends and family. This was a good occasion. We decided to do this trip in November so I got two round trip tickets from San Antonio to Detroit, on American for 50K miles, Thursday to Sunday. If you don’t have miles consider Southwest Airlines. They routinely have buy ahead sales and April in Detroit is not high tourist season so Toledo weekend shouldn’t be a blackout time. Jim rented a car.

Staying

The attached to the show Park Inn is convenient but not cheap. I have travel related hotel points so I got us a room at the Marriott Fairfield just inside the state line off Alexis Rd. On a Texas driving scale, Toledo is small so it was fine with the downtown cutoff being two exits down the highway. The free morning breakfast was pretty good. I use Fairfields and Hamptons for routine business travel.

Eating

I put up a post in the Toledo Show forum page asking for recommendations on where to eat, and got plenty. On Thursday, we went to Tony Packo’s. It was great. Friday we went to Jason Cole’s favorite, Shorty’s Roadhouse (...Continue Reading
Posted by GRW3 | Apr 12, 2018 @ 10:25 PM | 4,109 Views
I posted the story of my old friend in the Sport Cub thread.

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