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Posted by Vapor Trails | Dec 02, 2014 @ 02:15 PM | 12,182 Views
Soothing Madness (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Nov 15, 2014 @ 03:12 AM | 10,928 Views
Here is a good one:
Posted by Vapor Trails | Nov 09, 2014 @ 07:16 PM | 9,314 Views
Roll Tide Roll

Posted by Vapor Trails | Oct 03, 2014 @ 05:41 PM | 9,685 Views
I have been spending less and less time on the bench, and more time training the new puppy Snuggles....

time to get on my HHAEFI projects
Snuggle Speaks (0 min 13 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Sep 10, 2014 @ 11:14 AM | 9,521 Views
Ketchikan: The Bush Pilots (27 min 53 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Jul 17, 2014 @ 07:10 PM | 9,928 Views
Long overdue!
Posted by Vapor Trails | Apr 24, 2014 @ 05:04 PM | 9,840 Views
Y'all get your party hats on!
4th Annual FPV Fly-In is around the corner, here is a psycho video from last year:

Pecan Patch FPV Fly In 2013 (23 min 6 sec)
Posted by Vapor Trails | Mar 24, 2014 @ 02:24 PM | 10,299 Views
Posted by Vapor Trails | Jan 30, 2014 @ 08:41 AM | 10,012 Views
Formation Flying
Murmuration (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Jan 09, 2014 @ 11:35 AM | 10,011 Views
DEAR AUBURN! (0 min 26 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Nov 18, 2013 @ 12:22 AM | 11,094 Views
Many of you all have visited and flown with Georgia Model Aviators, north of Atlanta Georgia. Home to many events from Warbirds over Atlanta to IMAC, the field is now in jeopardy of loosing the airfield our founding members worked so hard to create. Please help us by joining the cause, writing the commissioners, and if you are in town and available, please attend the Commissioner's meeting this Thursday.

More info is below; come show your support for a fellow club and let's keep this place flying:

We Need Everyone’s Help – Now & This Thursday 5pm at Forsyth County Commissioners Meeting at the Forsyth County Administration Building!

As mentioned in our October communiqué regarding our lease agreement with Forsyth County, we are continuing our efforts on two fronts: 1) Fighting to keep our current field and 2) looking for a new flying site as a contingency. With respect to fighting for our current location, there is a commissioner meeting this Thursday the 21st, which starts at 5:00pm. We need you to attend!

We are asking for everyone and family who can attend please do so. It is critical that we show how many people are affected by the Commissioners decision. They won’t know if we don’t show! GMA needs your support. Our leadership met with Commissioner Todd Levent this morning so that he could tell us what we are up against and how to counter it. We listened intently as Commissioner Levent suggested a strategy to hold onto our field with. There are five...Continue Reading
Posted by Vapor Trails | Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:17 PM | 10,097 Views
Yak130 RusJet 2013 (6 min 41 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Oct 07, 2013 @ 05:43 PM | 10,219 Views
Found a huge high school stadium outside of Birmingham, Alabama...
Great to break up a road trip with a few flights, and what a great venue

My EF 64" MXS
Go Jackets!
Posted by Vapor Trails | Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:55 AM | 10,444 Views
I am loving this pairing from Thunder Power. Looks great, performs great, and only uses one plug for 27v of power.
Posted by Vapor Trails | Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:47 AM | 10,265 Views
We popped this out of the molds and Traian assembled it with me last night- I am so friggin happy and excited! I still have radio install, setup, and some light sanding of one wing root before she flies.

Yes, you read that right! This is a high performance, competition-grade DLG with a two piece wing!

AUW projected at 250g after radio install.
More pics to come, more info here:
Posted by Vapor Trails | Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:07 PM | 10,813 Views
Do you have cane furniture; doesn’t everybody? Cane is possibly one of the most renewable natural resources we have after plastic, it is not only strong but lightweight and attractive. Every item in my apartment is made of cane, including my television. It looks like the one from Gilligan’s Island but is in colour of course. Do you remember that episode where a robot came to the island? That was the best one in my opinion. I always preferred Mary Anne to Ginger, same with Flintstones - I found Betty much more attractive than Wilma but then I am not really keen on redheads at all. They have freckles all over their body did you know? It’s the ones on their back and shoulders that creep me out the most.

I myself like to go for a jog every night to keep fit but fear leaving the house so I have to jog on the spot taking very small steps with my arms straight down. Once, I went to a party in a bear outfit which worked out well as it was freezing and I was the only one warm.

I am currently soundproofing my apartment with egg cartons as I realise my dogs can cause quite a bit of noise. Especially during feeding time when I release live rabbits.

Currently I only have eight dogs but one is expecting puppies and I am very excited by this. I am hoping for a litter of at least ten as this is the number required to participate in dog sled racing.

I have read every Jack London novel in preparation and have constructed my own sled from timber I borrowed from the...Continue Reading
Posted by Vapor Trails | Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:37 AM | 9,135 Views
A quick hop with the Blade NanoQX... best flying site in Atlanta
Blade NanoQX: A Short Huck over Buckhead (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by Vapor Trails | Jul 08, 2013 @ 05:23 PM | 9,527 Views
This photo was taken a few minutes before I took off...with reversed ailerons!!

After taking off and rolling to KE, I knew I was screwed but several of my buddies thought I was hotdogging... next thing I know, I am inverted and start giving down elevator to climb out. I knew what was wrong, and had to do opposite of intuition just to stay up, I was simply trying to tame it before attempting an approach.

Mark Murdock was at my side, and did a great job of managing to refuse the transmitter while also keeping me surprisingly calm. He was able to talk me down using rudder and elevator, and using opposite aileron controls to keep the wings level. I wanted to write it off, but we were able to bring it in suffering only a broken prop and a scratch on the cowl.

My knees were about to buckle, I could not believe how fortunate this was
Lesson: Always double check your controls- especially on a new tx, with a new plane! Also don't rush- even if there are folks waiting for your frequency.