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Posted by 1987tc | May 28, 2011 @ 04:18 PM | 6,265 Views
Oklahoma Dust Bowl Fly In for MS Research
Presented by Hobby King!
I was approached a short time ago by hobbyking.com and they said they would like to be the title sponsor of the fly in.
They are as excited as we are about the event. And want to help us grow the event and make it bigger and better.

There is a LOT more news that goes along with this. So stay tuned in the coming days for more details
Posted by 1987tc | May 20, 2011 @ 07:01 PM | 6,192 Views
So There I was sound a sleep, Next thing I know I have rolled off the bed and hit the floor. Now that would not be so bad... But as I fell my right leg hit the frame of the bed... and that is not the bad part. My big toe hit the edge of the steel bed frame and split my toe nail in two directions. As you can well imagine that was not a good feeling. So to add even more to my morning as I am trying to get off the floor and get my toe unstuck from the frame my left leg goes into spasm! So there I am part way up my right big toe leaking like the EXXON VALDEZ and my other leg hurting like crazy!

I finally managed to get off the floor. And the rest of my day was shot!
Posted by 1987tc | May 15, 2011 @ 12:36 PM | 6,617 Views
Here are my two flyable Mountain Models planes. Both are ready to fly. The SmoothE Sport is waiting on weather for maiden flight.

The Switchback Sr. has 4 flights since I received it.
Not sure I can afford to keep both airplanes. And I need to raise cash for the Fly In T shirts. So one or both may go up for sale.
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 29, 2011 @ 05:34 PM | 6,232 Views
I am sure most of the people on here are well acquainted with the little battery powered dremel tool.
Very handy to have.
A little while ago I was in the other room and I hear a loud buzzing noize.
I walk into my model room and my dremel is buzzing away full blast! So what is so special about that you ask? Well for one the battery was not in it!

I walked over and picked it up. as soon as I had it in my hand it stopped.
There is NO doubt it was on. I could see the cut off wheel spinning. And I know the sound it makes when it is on. Not to mention there was nothing else in the room on and nothing in there that makes a noise anything like that.

So you tell me... How did it turn itself on? And even more important how did it run with no battery????
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 28, 2011 @ 10:53 PM | 5,921 Views
Ok here is yet another what is it?
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 22, 2011 @ 07:59 PM | 5,714 Views
Just got this from a friend. Old but wood looks good still. Decals look good too.
Not sure what to do with it. No way am I going to be building it.
Started to list it in the classifieds but not sure where to list it!
Suggestions? Offers?
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:43 PM | 5,839 Views
Due to the complete failure of my laptop and my so far inability to repair or replace it. I will not be able to do much online for the forseeable future.
I do have email and some what limited internet acess on my phone. I can answer email do limited posting.
If anyone needs to contact me please email me.
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:28 AM | 7,276 Views
Lets see if someone can identify this.....
Posted by 1987tc | Apr 06, 2011 @ 08:29 PM | 9,564 Views
Take a look at the picture. First one to name it correctly wins a life time supply of propwash!

Ok so you don't really win anything except the deep satisfaction that you got it right!

Posted by 1987tc | Feb 06, 2011 @ 10:28 AM | 6,085 Views
I have posted this in the past. But since we are getting ready for ODB3 I think it is time to re post it.


I have MS also and what is said here is so very true!

Understanding What Having MS Means

Having MS means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand even a little about MS and it's effects on us; and many of those who think they do know are actually misinformed. In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand...

These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me:

Please understand that being sick does not mean I'm no longer a human being. I have to spend most of my day in considerable pain and exhaustion and if you visit I probably don't seem like much fun to be with, but I'm still me stuck inside this body. I still worry about school, and work, and my family and friends, and most of the time I'd still like to hear you talk about yours too.

Please understand the difference between "happy" and "healthy". When you've got the flu you probably feel miserable with it for a week or two, but I've been sick for years. I can't be miserable all the time, in fact, I work hard at not being miserable. So if you're...Continue Reading
Posted by 1987tc | Jan 31, 2011 @ 11:23 PM | 6,150 Views
Weather man is calling for Blizzard conditions in a lot of Oklahoma!
Good time to stay inside!
They are calling for up to 18" of snowfall in pockets. Oh that is after this lovely freezing rain and hail stops and switches over to snow.
No if the power will just stay on....
Posted by 1987tc | Jan 04, 2011 @ 02:10 PM | 5,848 Views
Well due to the sudden and unexpected death of my laptop I may not be online much if at all for a while. No way can I afford to buy a new one. I am posting this from my phone. But that is limited in what I can do. I can still do email though. But you may not see me on here for a while.

Not ignoring anyone!
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 24, 2010 @ 12:11 PM | 5,866 Views
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and treasures every moment!
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 19, 2010 @ 01:09 AM | 5,878 Views
Got to fly indoors tonight.
Here are some pictures. That is my friend Nokey there flying. If you look close you can see my Night Vapor.
Posted by 1987tc | Dec 18, 2010 @ 10:03 AM | 5,687 Views
I went up to Tulsa with a friend. He had another friend moving stuff from one hanger to another.
Well when we got there all that was in the new hanger was a Cessna Centurion.

So since it was a good sized hanger and we had my Night Vapor and his Ember we got in some flying. Even his friend flew some. He flew the Ember first. Then my NV. Got pretty comfortable with it too.

After that we did some airplane watching. All I had was my cell phone so I snapped a couple of pictures of some of the planes we saw there. The two that are of the same type belonged to a friend of his.
So with out further ado here are the pics I took.
...Continue Reading
Posted by 1987tc | Nov 25, 2010 @ 10:10 AM | 5,539 Views
I just want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving
When we face adversity and challenges it shows what is most important and what we shouldshould most appriciate and be thankful for. The people in our lives.

We need to let them know how we feel about them. Don't take them fdor granted or let it fo for another time. We don't know for sure there will be a next time.

I love and appreciate all those in my life that I am close to.

Posted by 1987tc | Nov 06, 2010 @ 04:16 PM | 5,739 Views
I can no longer build ( even arfs are tough now) kits but still able to fly some.
I am hoping to find a well built Mountain Models Eva Sport. I sold the last one I built a while back. And have been sorry I sold it ever since.

Hopefully I can find another that has been well built while I can still fly one!
I have posted in the forums in the past. But so far no luck.
Posted by 1987tc | Sep 16, 2010 @ 06:34 PM | 5,379 Views
I have had to make a hard decision. I am giving up on building kits and scratch built models. It is just getting too hard anymore.

I will keep flying for as long as I can. And I hope that is for a couple of more years at least. But it will have to be airplanes that either are bought from someone or arfs.

I hate do this since building has always been a huge part of what I enjoy in the hobby. But when I have to struggle to build something in weeks or months that always I was able to get done in hours. And I am not as happy with the results.
It is time to stop. If my health ever improves some how maybe I can build again.
But with MS and some other problems that is not likely. Still I will keep the hope alive.

I was going to build another Eva Sport since it really fits how I like to fly. But not going to happen now.
And no one wants to sell theirs! So now to search for a plane that flies like one. Not an easy task!

I like a thick airfoil good low speed handling and good basic (not 3D) ability. And of course I still prefer balsa over foam!

Posted by 1987tc | Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:12 PM | 5,546 Views
Looks like a big thunderstorm and wind storm on the way.
We have some branches hanging pretty close to our roof and power line.
So if I am not online after tonight that will be why!

I can go online on my cell phone. But it has it's limits too.

Weather is looking good in the long range forecasts for the fly in though!
Hopefully tonight we will just get some much needed rain and no damage.