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Posted by K5083 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 04:31 PM | 1,838 Views
Remember this stuff?
Posted by K5083 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 04:03 PM | 1,855 Views
Putting most of the planes away for the winter, and took a few photos of my 2017 fleet.
Posted by K5083 | Sep 09, 2017 @ 01:29 PM | 1,760 Views
I added the bottom three decorations to my radio case today. I like to decorate it with aviation-themed lapel pins. I buy them at air museums, airshows etc., grind the pins off the packs, and JB Weld them to the case. The pins I added today are from three of the air museums I've visited this summer: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Pacific Coast Air Museum and the Lyon Air Museum.
Posted by K5083 | Sep 08, 2017 @ 12:46 PM | 2,315 Views
For my first blog post after almost four years on the forum, I'll introduce myself and my other pursuits.

I'm a city boy born and raised in south Detroit, more formally named Windsor, Ontario. The midnight train that I took actually was a flight to Los Angeles, where I got a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, met a girl, and decided to stay in the United States. Well, it seemed a good idea at the time. Today I work in New York City and live in the suburb of Scarsdale.

The airplane disease came to me through both nature and nurture. In inherited some part of it through my dad, a private pilot, plastic and RC modeler, and briefly (but during a formative time for me) attempted vintage airplane restorer. Windsor was also a more airplane-focused environment than most towns. We had sponsored a Spitfire squadron, RCAF No. 417, during World War II, and the biggest sports team in town, the Junior A hockey team, was and is named the Windsor Spitfires in honor of that. We had an Avro Lancaster displayed in a downtown park, which is now under restoration by a team of enthusiasts at the airport. In the 1970s, a local businessman was one of the first collectors of airworthy World War II fighters, owning a Spitfire, a P-51, two P-40s and several projects until he killed himself in the P-51. Shortly afterward, actor and airplane buff Cliff Robertson began basing his Spitfire in Windsor where it was flown by local wartime Spit pilot Jerry Billing in some of the best...Continue Reading