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Posted by ww2collector | Jun 20, 2021 @ 07:51 PM | 35,775 Views
Top Gun:
Iceman- "The plaque for the alternates is downstairs in the ladies room"

Tora Tora Tora:
Admiral Yamamoto- "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve"
Has VERY special symbolism to me!

What are yours?
Posted by ww2collector | Aug 15, 2020 @ 08:19 PM | 14,635 Views
At the recommendation of friends who normally attend this show, I went and met them there. What a great combination of Models, Full-scale WWI fighter reproductions, and Golden Age aircraft!
Posted by ww2collector | Mar 22, 2020 @ 07:49 PM | 18,271 Views
I can't take full credit for the design. Found a similar scheme here on RCG. Trying to regain my Monokoting skills that I had in my youth.
Posted by ww2collector | Feb 09, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | 17,244 Views
The new FAA proposal of registering flying sites and not allowing any new flying sites to be registered a year after the regulations take effect will kill the hobby over time.

I've posted my letter to the FAA's discussion site but only 10,000 or so have done the same. There are around 195,000 active AMA members and the deadline to post a response is March 2nd!!!

It takes as long to post a complaint to the FAA as it does to post to a thread here. With a 5% response rate by our active membership they will never listen. Even at 95% they may not, but how many times do people complain about government and never show up to vote!

Please take the time to help save our beloved hobby! If you do, I would appreciate a quick reply here that you did. Eric

AMA Response Template:

FAA comment site:
Posted by ww2collector | May 30, 2018 @ 04:43 PM | 38,221 Views
The annual WWII weekend is coming up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Reading, PA Airport. I have always had a great time there. One of the best east coast shows!!!!!
Posted by ww2collector | Apr 18, 2018 @ 01:26 PM | 38,957 Views
I often find Classical music relieves the BS of all the nonsense that occurs in our lives. TT is cursed with negative energy. I hope this link will provide some positive energy. Beethoven composed this in the years that he was facing deafness.
Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A major op.92 - II, Allegretto (8 min 47 sec)

Posted by ww2collector | Apr 11, 2018 @ 09:08 PM | 38,495 Views
So.....I went to the Hamburg show last month and found a really nice Glass and Foam F18 Kit. The Seller had a price of $50 on it.....and I couldn't understand why it wasn't sold. I looked it over and bought it without any reservations. It appeared to be a pusher kit. After coming home I researched it and found it was a G&P Sales F18 Pusher Jet Kit. I have a G&P Sales P-38 Kit and knew what I had purchased was a great deal. Kit price with shipping to the East Coast for the F18 is $380.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next....there was a 1/4 scale Gee Bee R1 missing wings, but with the center section and Landing Gear/ Wheel Pants.... I believe it is from the Wendell Hostetler plans. Price was $175 and kept getting marked down. I bought it for $40 and as I'm wheeling it out, the typical R/C Morons are making comments like " Now all you need are the wings". Considering the cowl sells for $80 I can only laugh at the idiotic comments from the peanut gallery. It's always the ones with NO creativity that feel it necessary to remark about the ones that do have it!!!!!!
Posted by ww2collector | Dec 23, 2017 @ 08:10 PM | 39,932 Views
My best wishes to all my fellow modelers for a safe and happy holiday season!
Posted by ww2collector | Jun 29, 2017 @ 07:43 PM | 41,705 Views
I searched and can't find a thread related to this. All the RC clubs within 30 Nautical miles of the Trump National Golf Course have been banned from flying by the FAA whenever "The Donald", AKA President Trump is in Bedminster, NJ. This has really created a problem for over 30 clubs in NJ. He enjoys his weekends here and we can't do the same. Once again our government has crucified us law-abiding citizens who wish to enjoy an honest hobby, for acts, or the potential acts of a few. This is not a comment against the president at all, but a comment against the stupidity of laws that only hurt those that abide by them. He probably isn't even aware that this is happening. The AMA is supposed to be working on this, but since President Trump is so into Tweeting, maybe a bunch of tweets from the club members of the effected clubs would help our cause. I truly believe that he would be on our side!
Posted by ww2collector | Feb 04, 2017 @ 07:00 PM | 44,540 Views
Thanks to Warren and the club for another enjoyable swap meet. (You too, Rich) See you next year! Eric
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 28, 2017 @ 09:32 PM | 44,349 Views
This coming Saturday (2/4/17)
A nice local swapmeet. Great Deals to be had!
Posted by ww2collector | May 28, 2016 @ 09:50 PM | 47,515 Views
Sympathy to the family of the pilot. I've seen this P-47D fly many times at the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pa over the years.
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 09, 2016 @ 11:15 PM | 48,373 Views
Atom's Swapmeet Feb 6th Hillsborough,NJ (DONE).... Wram Show Feb 26,27,28 Meadowlands, NJ....CPAA Swapmeet Lebanon, PA March 12th....Hamburg Swapmeet March 26th.....MidAtlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend June 3-5th Reading, PA....It is going to be a good year!
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 03, 2016 @ 02:32 PM | 48,644 Views
So I've flown with some greats....I remember at 8:00AM on any given Saturday, my father and I would arrive at our local flying field.....an old tank training lot adjacent to Camp Kilmer.....where my father was first interned after the 1956 revolution in Hungary as a political refugee.....During the early morning our friends would show up....Mike Natale, Pete Leck, John Diehl....By 11AM , the greats would show up....Fran McElwee, Leon Shulman, his son- Don Shulman. My father learned to fly from John Diehl....and I learned to fly from him. Leon always praised me for my flying ability at such a young age. Leon sold me one of the first contender 40's that Top Flite made. He took pics of me at the field with my newly built Contender 40....I have no idea what happened to those photos, but he assured me that as the local rep, they were to be used in promotions. I remember this as a great time to be a kid. After many years of life, I decided to get back into the hobby that I so greatly enjoyed with my father. I started collecting all the great kits that I couldn't afford back then. So now there are over 85 kits in the collection, er pile. So now that I have rejoined AMA and got my father's original AMA Number, joined my local flying club.....the 350th Flying Circus. The FAA adds a"big brother is watching you" protocol, because of some idiots that can't fly their drones with common sense. So all us modelers have to suffer because of their stupidity....and they are stupid!!!!!!
Posted by ww2collector | Jun 07, 2015 @ 07:26 AM | 49,361 Views
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum continues to put on one of the best shows on the east coast. A treat was the Commemorative Air Force Tuskegee Airmen P51C
Posted by ww2collector | Jan 12, 2015 @ 06:19 PM | 50,162 Views
Tiny Tots, Route 22E Greenbrook, NJ......Vince's Hobby Shop... worked out of his garage in Piscataway, NJ. Ricky G's, Route 22W, Greenbrook, NJ ...a High School friend who pursued one of his dreams.
Posted by ww2collector | Sep 21, 2014 @ 04:38 PM | 47,921 Views
A nice little museum in Cape May, NJ. Original WWII wooden hangar. Some nice aircraft including an F14, MIG 15, F16, Shooting Star, T28, Several USCG helicopters. Took my daughter and she really had a great time! If you are down there with the family. Stop in.
Posted by ww2collector | May 28, 2014 @ 09:16 PM | 45,881 Views
June 6-7-8 WWII Weekend at Reading, PA. An excellent East Coast event! I have been there for nearly 20 years! Don't miss it!
Posted by ww2collector | Jun 09, 2013 @ 08:28 PM | 47,793 Views
Another great time at the WWII Weekend! I've taken so many pictures there over the years it's hard to sift through them! There is no other event like this on the East coast! A great opportunity to take pics for scale documentation! The P61 has come a long way in all the years I have been attending the airshow. I remember when it was merely a fuselage crutch. At some point I hope I can contribute to it's construction...in a hands-on way....Continue Reading