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Posted by HelloScott | Mar 12, 2008 @ 02:33 PM | 9,871 Views
I've been at this crazy RC hobby for over 35 years. I started out flying control line and RC in the Buffalo, NY area in high school. Running my hobby budget on a summer job income didn't do so well back then. Every time I crashed, it took me quite a while to get back in the air again.

I moved to east Tennessee with my family after high school. While in college there in Knoxville, I got heavily involved in the "East Tennessee Soaring Society" and learned a lot about RC sailplanes, thermals and building. Those were some great years with great guys! Now I'm back to RC sailplanes having competed in the NATS the last few years and enjoying the annual Woodcrafters event as well.

Now I live near Indianapolis, Indiana and continue to fly with the Blacksheep Squadron RC Airplane Club (www.blacksheepclub.org). I've always dabbled in designing my own airplanes and had a life-long dream come true when Model Aviation magazine offered to purchase my INDY 400 construction article for their magazine. It was featured in the July 2006 magazine. The INDY 400 is the photo RCU Avatar that I'm using. I had my email address in the article, and have really enjoyed talking to guys all over the world who are building INDY 400's. Lazer Works in Ohio is now creating an laser cut short-kit of the INDY 400. How cool is that!

I've also always loved R/C boats. I joined the Indianapolis Admirals several years ago and have really enjoyed the personalities and camaraderie that...Continue Reading