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Posted by Random Guy | Oct 10, 2014 @ 04:28 PM | 11,570 Views
This past July was the end of my 10th year sloping and my 10th year on this board.

The amount of time I've spent on the slope has ebbed and flowed. With two young kids now, my time isn't my own. When the Santa Ana winds kick up, though, my mind wanders to the top of a mountain with sunny skies, good friends, and a lot of DSing.
Posted by Random Guy | Sep 14, 2009 @ 11:11 PM | 17,174 Views
$450 - RTF with MPX servos all around, fuill ballast set for fuse and wing, 2000 mAh eneloop Rx pack.

Wing bags too...
Posted by Random Guy | Jul 31, 2009 @ 03:56 PM | 16,781 Views
In updating my blog, I just realized it's been five years since I came back to RC and joined the boards here. Shudder to think how heavily involved I've become.

The slope bug bit me very hard right away. I started with a combat wing and within a few months had several planes, including my first "crunchy" - an ArtHobby Falco. I still miss that plane.

The number of other planes that have been bought and sold since then is pretty staggering. My current stable is as follows:

Pike WR 3 meter
Opus V 2m (glass)
Bird 60" Carbon
Jart
JW
Halfpipe 60"
Macchi 202 PSS
Weasel
Prairie Dog

...and then there are the power planes and RC Cars, currently limited to a Hyper 8 nitro and a 1/4 Scale Patty Wagstaff Extra, 50cc. There have been some 1/5th scale cars in there, as well as numerous nitro airplanes. What a chronic addiction!

What's next? Lately I've been trying to focus on upping my DS speeds again. The carbon Bird should help me down that road. Other than that, I enjoy sloping wherever and whenever I can.
Posted by Random Guy | Jun 05, 2009 @ 08:59 AM | 17,743 Views
JW Build pics
Posted by Random Guy | Apr 08, 2009 @ 09:00 PM | 17,861 Views
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Posted by Random Guy | Mar 05, 2009 @ 12:48 AM | 17,799 Views
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Posted by Random Guy | Jan 30, 2009 @ 01:01 AM | 19,005 Views
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Posted by Random Guy | Nov 04, 2007 @ 10:17 AM | 23,576 Views
I hiked up to my favorite slope yesterday and was perturbed by what I saw. The pictures tell the story:
Posted by Random Guy | Jul 11, 2007 @ 11:53 PM | 24,522 Views
Once again thinking about moving some planes, to serve my new flying interests.

First up will be a Shrike with carbon wings, digital servos, metal gun case, carbon canopy, battery. Excellent shape with the exception of a tail feather that needs re-painting. No receiver. Never damaged. Make me an offer...
Posted by Random Guy | Jan 30, 2007 @ 08:49 PM | 27,053 Views
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Posted by Random Guy | Oct 18, 2006 @ 11:05 PM | 29,963 Views
I've been through two or three electric planes and so far they've been a band-aid - something to fly when I can't slope.

Well, last week I picked up a Mini Ultra Stick from E-Flite. It was a plug-n-play model with E-Flite Park 450 Brushless Motor. I'm running off a 3S 2100 LiPo.

Long story short, this thing is FUN!! No hiking to fly it, no waiting for wind, can fly it almost anywhere, almost any time. I actually look forward to flying it, AND I think it's making me a better pilot too.
Posted by Random Guy | Oct 10, 2006 @ 09:35 PM | 30,890 Views
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