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Feb 23, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Irv, John, Todd, Nikk and I had a great time at the Montessori elementary school in Reno today. John arranged a full spread of RC demos for the kids and we flew the banner in front of Kolo 8 TV! John put the kids on the buddy box and let them fly his slow stick, while the RPD helicopter "Raven" flew circles around us. (Raven was just an unexpected fly-over but cool anyway) We chatted helicopters and airplanes with the kids and flew a couple of demo flights. Pretty close quarters but it was fun.. John and I were talking about getting some kind of program together to go to other schools. I think the kids really enjoyed it although they were dissapointed when I didnt crash!

more pics on Johns thread about the event.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post20840069
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Feb 23, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Brads Boomerang RC Jet (5 min 52 sec)


Brads Boomerang Jet video. for some reason I cant get it to embed properly. sorry!!
Feb 23, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Very Nice


Love the pictures! I think the AMA still has a project where they give you a plane or two so you can teach people how to fly. I know they had it 2 years ago when I was in NY. That was a lot of fun. I really wanted to go but work got in the way.

Last Sunday I had a guest at the field and think he ended up buying an airplane from a club member and joining the club! Thats great The club is really growing.

Great Job guys
Feb 24, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I don't know if any of you saw the 11PM news on KOLO 8 last night, but they aired the story of the school event. I have it on my DVR and I will extract and post here later today.

They got a great shot of your banner and my beer gut.
Feb 24, 2012, 11:38 AM
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awesome, would love to see it.
Feb 24, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by xylqrm View Post
awesome, would love to see it.
My beer gut?
Feb 24, 2012, 12:18 PM
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um... the video...
Feb 24, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Anyone know of a top-notch 1/4 scale pilot, with ducted fan experience that can flying anything with half a wing and is looking for work doing some flight testing of a new aircraft? Someone with noteriety on the competition circuit would be best. Local to Northern Nevada.
Feb 24, 2012, 03:50 PM
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R/C Madness @ High Desert Montessori School


RC Madness (2 min 3 sec)
Feb 24, 2012, 06:55 PM
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awesome, Thanks John for the link. I sent it to everyone!
Feb 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Hey, johnarama... at least it was your beer gut... All I had was a quick shot of my Sensei without a cowl! Seriously, it was a great program and it was was privileged to participate. Hey, Fernley fliers... we need to set up a program like this in the Fernley schools.
Feb 25, 2012, 11:53 AM
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I met Lee @ HC&M Hobby Shop last night. He is the guy that manages the Cold Springs dry lakebed flying site. He knows a lady who is part owner of an abandoned private runway in Fernley. It has a hangar and all is going unused. She offered Lee full access to setup a R/C flying club their at no charge. It seems the 4x4 and motorcycle people tear up the property and she thinks if there was a regular group of people using the facility it would deter the rifraf from coming around. This may be an option for a new club site.

Let me know if you need me to get more info.
Feb 25, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Flying site


Please, let's hear more about it. If I can get a location of the private runway, I/we will check it out..
Feb 25, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I've got a pretty good idea where this little airfield is located. It could be a perfect spot.
Feb 26, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Windy Day Flying


While all the girlies were home staying out of the wind, amjet and I were out at Tiger Field. Amjet flew, I was chicken. Besides, I just got my Sensei out of the hanger after repairs suffered in a windy day crash yesterday.
Windy Day, Tiger Field, Fernley (0 min 26 sec)
PS.we found the abandoned airstrip and talked with the owner. More about that to come later
Last edited by 2bavi8or; Feb 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM. Reason: added PS


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