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Posted by LcJ | May 26, 2014 @ 09:53 PM | 70,613 Views
This is a wonderful introduction to true quad flying. It isn't a big quad, but it is far from a toy. Have learned a bunch on it and enjoyed all of it. The crashes, the repairs, and the flying.

My favorite airplane is the Pico Tiger Moth. I believe the Xtreme might become the PTM of quads. A PTM can just float on a breeze, and this quad reminds me of that.

Have owned the MQX, the NanoQX, the 350QX, the 180QX and now the Xtreme. After learning how to fly the Xtreme, the 350QX was easy to adapt to without being afraid to crash it.

Perhaps the best part is that it has gotten me out of LTUP. Discussing this little quad seems to occupy a lot of my time. Still so much to learn. Now waiting on the NovaX, the next quad to come out from RCL.

Well that is about it.
Posted by LcJ | Jun 30, 2012 @ 09:01 AM | 71,054 Views
Posted this a few years ago and couldn't find it. Posted it again and this is what was posted.

In 1973 or so in McComb, MS, a Cub Scout Leader took his pack on a 5 mile hike. He asked if I would help. It was a hot day and McComb has some rolling hills. At the end of the hike there was a long hill. A fat little cub who reminded myself of me when I was his age as the Leader to carry him up the hill. Looking down at the boy he said, "If I tried to carry you up that hill neither one of us would make it. Tell you what, let's walk up the hill together and when you need help I will give you a hand, but when I need help you can do the same for me." The little boy smile and we all started up the hill together. I think one time the little guy grabbed a hand, but just for a few steps and then he was back on his on.

This story really happened and is an illustration of how you help someone and let allow them the joy of knowing they didn't it on their on with only a little help. Being carried up the hill would have taught the by nothing. But what he learned was that at times he needed to be available to be called on for help.

In this country at this time we have confused a helping hand with being carried. There is a difference and one is charity and the other is enabling which is a sickness twice. It is a sickness for the enabler and the enabled and they feed off each other. As long as it just involves the two it is tolerable but when the enabler decides everyone else should help them complete the task is when it becomes a societal problem.

Government can never replace the value of personal charity and it is joyfully and freely given, not demanded.
Posted by LcJ | Dec 26, 2011 @ 04:24 AM | 70,098 Views
The Kingdom of Heaven
Imad - "Your quality will be
known among your enemies...before ever you meet them, my friend."

When Saladin was asked what is Jerusalem worth, his reply was - "Nothing.....Everything."
Posted by LcJ | Nov 05, 2011 @ 05:20 AM | 70,590 Views
My first venture into RC was in about 1969 with a Testors' .049 Apache or Skyhawk with a pulse R/C system (galloping ghost). Never could get the motor to work long enough for a flight. Took it back to the Hobby Shop and got a refund. It was also my first Credit Card Purchase and refund.

Then in about 1980 I tried again with another .049. It was a two channel RTF high wing Styrofoam Cessna Centurion that I bought second hand. Fast and must have crashed 50 times or more. Never really was successful but I kept trying. That year the wife went of to get her Master's and so I needed something to do. It was a Goldberg Eaglet with a Futaba 4 channel and an HB .15 that never worked. I mean never. Got an OS .25 and with that and a lot of mishaps, learned to fly. I went nuts. Remember crashing it straight in from about 120 feet. Throttle stuck and elevator horn pulled loose. Put all the pieces in a box and flew again the next Saturday. Later the Engine flew out of the plane and lived in a soybean field for over a year. When it was found, by accident, it would still run and is still running today with a friend who is in gas. Got into building, flying, selling and building another. Had about six airplanes and then the hips started giving me real trouble and got out in about 82 for a long time. Sold off all my planes. My two favorites were the Great Planes Super Sportster .40. It was yellow and a dream to fly. It didn't want to land and just floated down. A friend...Continue Reading
Posted by LcJ | Sep 04, 2011 @ 10:20 PM | 70,916 Views
The Bible is the greatest educational tool in the world. Other works that have had a significant impact on my life are:

If the poem by Rudyard Kipling.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Law by Frederick Bastiat

Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray

All are worth reading and will teach you a lot about life and yourself.

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution should not go unmentioned.
Posted by LcJ | Sep 03, 2011 @ 06:48 AM | 71,178 Views
Genesis 1

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
John 1

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 3:16

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
This is in essence the Preamble of my life.