Posted by GRW3 | Feb 27, 2006 @ 06:40 PM | 6,887 Views
One of the problems of increasing mail-order dependence is lack of the ability to go "juslookin". In San Antonio, we only have one really friendly shop (2nd Chance R/C) like I grew up with in Houston (Anybody remember Ace Hobbies off Tidwell?) and they are a part time limited stock operation. The others just business (very busnesslike if you like markups over list in one) or car oriented.

I went to Austin with a friend and flying and music road trip. (We both fly models and play bluegress.) There are only national chain stores left there for model airplanes. Calls to others get "not in service" replies. The yellow pages had an add for Discount Hobbies in Georgetown, another 20 miles up the road. We took a chance, went there, and I'm glad we did. Good stock of modeling supplies (of course no one builds kits anymore so they were sparse). Friendly place, magazine prices, discount for club members. In my "juslookin" mode I found some Hobbico building aides I could not live without. Check them out.
Posted by slopedog | Feb 27, 2006 @ 03:59 PM | 3,853 Views
My first and last Blog entry......
Posted by Toypro | Feb 27, 2006 @ 11:13 AM | 2,459 Views
I don,t have time for blogs! Please bring the Gallery back.
Posted by moorejeff | Feb 26, 2006 @ 08:58 PM | 3,850 Views
See my website for some aerial photos.
Posted by purple | Feb 26, 2006 @ 12:17 PM | 4,054 Views
Wow, I have a blog. and without knowing it... Well what should I write? I could tell you about my latest project, the "Sorta Pitts" from bsdmicrorc.com.

I started on this on friday night and was finiched on saturday. It will get the maiden today! It has a span of ca 400 mm, and ca 75 grammes AUW. Hope it fly...

Cheers
Tore
Posted by josecarlos | Feb 26, 2006 @ 08:43 AM | 6,093 Views
hello
this is my radio control rc joystic homemade
filme radio controle.wmv (0 min 49 sec)

Posted by mikefaith | Feb 26, 2006 @ 06:32 AM | 7,512 Views
I have 15 years of experience in the field of information technology with the last 7 of those years being progressive in a Product Management and Engineering role. I'm best at working in conjunction with the Sales and Product Development and Engineering team as the Lead Technical Engineer and Product Manager. My qualifications include a four-year Electrical Engineering degree and extensive experience with leading edge technology that has allowed me to use my strengths in the leadership of Systems Engineering. For example, I led several network upgrade implementation projects consisting of LAN evaluation, product evaluations, and cost management. I have developed and presented product presentations, demonstrations, statement of work, and proof of concept for present and prospective clients. I have developed and conducted group and one-on-one training sessions. I have provided technical recommendations to the Product Development group for debugging and customer suggested feature upgrades. I have provided training to new Engineers and have worked directly with the Product Development and Marketing teams in the establishment of new baseline guidelines for new and existing products.
Posted by airtex | Feb 26, 2006 @ 03:33 AM | 3,217 Views
DLG is a art form, with a little practice anybody can fly a DLG. First you start by flying in straight and stable lines and then soon you begin to do turns and slowly bring it back to where you are. Then you finally make your first catch and soon after it becomes a routine of launch circle back around and catch. Then comes thermaling and this is where the art of DLG begins. The art of thermaling separates the best from the rest...........
Posted by biggy boy | Feb 25, 2006 @ 03:56 PM | 5,380 Views
Posted by robert.pdx | Feb 25, 2006 @ 11:58 AM | 3,025 Views
Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.
Posted by wannabe | Feb 25, 2006 @ 12:23 AM | 10,592 Views
Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 25, 2006 @ 12:18 AM | 5,527 Views
I would wager that there are some sim jockies out there in RC groups, and I don't mean G3. I've been a fan of flight sims since I had Sublogic's Flight Simulator on my Commodore 64. Flight sims have come a long way however, and I have a lot of fun with Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004. Granted, at the end of a flying session you might say that all I did is make electrons on a screen move around, but then... at the end of an RC flying session one could say that all I did was move around some oxygen and nitrogen molecules! Both hobbies are a lot more fun than that. That being said, in case those of you in NCEF (check us out in the clubs forum) are wondering what is taking so long on my ME-109 glassing project, well, this is one of my explanations...

I'll use this thread to describe my Virtual Airline (VA) hobby. Watch for links, pics, and hopefully audio and video one of these days.
Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:50 PM | 5,307 Views
I actually started build scale models before I got into RC. It was good to learn that a lot of the tools I accumulated with scale models carried over well into RC aircraft. Scale RC is a big interest of mine.

Building scale model aircraft dilutes my RC hobby time and budget a bit, but it is rewarding as well, especially when you feel you have built an accurate miniature of the subject. The purpose of this thread is to provide a forum to post pics of my scale models.

The F-4 Phantom is one of my favorite subjects. This one is a 1/48 scale Hasegawa kit. I have also attached a pic of the real one. Since building this one I have also built a 1/32 scale Revell kit of the same plane, which now patrols the skies in our son's bedroom. I'll post some pics of it later.

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Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:34 PM | 5,570 Views
Hanger

Slo-V
Eflite Ascent
Alpha Models P-51
GWS P-51



Workbench

GWS ME-109

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Posted by NanoSio2 | Feb 24, 2006 @ 11:29 PM | 5,229 Views
In case you were wondering about my RC groups handle, well, it is not very interesting, but NanoSio2 is based on what I sell for a living - Colloidal Silica. Colloidal silica is made up of nanometer sized particles of silicon dioxide. Here's a pic:



It is basically an inorganic adhesive - but it has many many applications, such as wine and juice clarification, golf club heads, jet engine turbine blades, orthopaedic implants, gun parts, etc etc. I am still trying to find an RC application for my left over samples! It probably would work well for gluing the heat sink to my motor, but not sure what else. Note the nanometer scale in the pic (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) and also note the magnification, 110,000x. The photo was taken with a Transmitting Electron Microscope. Like I said, it is pretty dull stuff, BUT not only does it pay the bills, it pays for this hobby! Anyway, now you know...