So, as you know, I got home the other day. Well, after knocking out about half the things on the "needs to be fixed" list for the wife, its time to build a plane!
Kameron (my 6 year old) and I got busy this morning and decided it was Super Fly building time. So, with help from my little buddy, we painted, built and flew a new Super Fly today. Tomorrow, he will get a shot at the sticks on the buddy cord.
Of course, it had to be done in a Mopar theme with some Kasey Kahne #9 Dodge flair on top!
As usual, after I knocked the rust off the sticks, it flew like a champ. 3 flights now and my Boxer (Hemi the super dog) is worn out from chasing it, my batteries need charged and I need a shower!
Hey all, Im rolling out today for my leave! Yup, thats right, I get to go spend a couple weeks hangin out with the family. Dont have to worry about "show times", or small arms fire, or RPG's or mortars and rockets for awhile!
Thanks to Lee at Castle Creations and a bunch of other "sponsors" we are decked out with a bunch of Traxxas Stampedes and Rustlers! Each one has its own Caslte Creations Sidewinder ESC and Mamba 4600kv brushless motor.
We are running them on 6 Cell 3000mah NiMh batts that Hobbypeople.net gave us at an incredible price (along with chargers and power supplies).
Some folks are using the stock 27mhz radios, some are using the new 2.4ghz Airtronics MX3 radios that Hobby People hooked us up with.
Not only do we have trucks, but Hitec/Multiplex squared us away with 4 Fun Jets, 4 Optic 6 Radios, HS 65 servos and 3S 2500mah lipos.
But wait, theres more! Steve Neu hooked us up with some 1112 1Y brushless motors to put in them, and Lee got us taken care of with props, prop adapters, connectors, servo extensions etc... We also have some 2S 4900 lipos on the way courtesy of Flight Power!
It sure is nice to have a little bit of time in the evenings where some of us can get together, bash around and just have great time not worrying about any of the days events.
So, if you can, make sure you do what you can to support the companies that help us out!
But wait, theres more! Lee hooked up some very cool T shirts! All the proceeds from the shirts is going to the Fisher House. What a excellent and appropriate charity! So, get your shirt soon! They are going fast!
Hey guys, just to put a little reality into what we do here, I'd like to briefly tell you about just one part of what we do some days.
I spent the day on QRF (Quick Reaction Force) recently. We got launched early in the morning to go pick up 9 "Heros". If you are not sure what that means, well, its not good. I can tell you this, seeing hundreds of soldiers standing in rows saluting as they bring them to the aircraft is an emotional deal.
Its not the first time I have done these missions, but something about it always makes you sad but proud at the same time. The soldiers out here give it thier all every day, for themselves, eachother, the rest of us in the military and all of you back home. I didnt know any of them personally, but I have nothing but respect and admiration for thier dedication. So, take a minute, think about them and their families and say a prayer for them all. They truely are heros to me.
Well, as if I dont have enough going on here in good old Afghanistan with work, work, more work. Then there is the Bagram RC Club stuff, playin trucks and flyin planes on occasion. So when the Chaplain asked, a few of us decided to help out our good old ex Army Ranger Chaplain (Yeah I know, no such thing as an "EX Ranger") and build him a new office next to our office.
So, one thing led to another, and now the Chaplain will have a 2nd story office with a coffee shop/MWR area under it and a huge 2nd floor deck! We dont go halfway on anything apparently.
Yeah, they are workin on getting coffee makers, popcorn machine, cappachino maker, refrigerators, freezers, nice furniture, TVs etc... all in there. They even want to make pancakes on Sundays for everyone. It will be great to have a nice place, run by us to hang out for a few.
Of course the entire thing will be volunteers and donations from folks here and in the States. We are just supplying the "know how" and labor to make it happen.
Besides, you cant say "NO" to a Chaplain! They will put a curse on you or somthing right?
Hey folks, do me a huge favor and take 5 min to check this out. My great freinds in the RC business have hooked us up in a HUGE way over here. More info here... (Im diggin the t-shirts on the site too!)