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Apr 09, 2007, 10:47 AM
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About me.

As a youngster I had a McCoy 29 and that was one great engine. But as with many things a life intervined -- I graduated from high school and went on the local university. Graduated from that school too and ended up in the USAF. Did 26 years in the USAF always around fighter bomber aircraft. Know plenty about F-100s, F-4s, F-15s and some about F-16s and even F-35 (also known as JSF - Joint Strike Fighter). After retiring from the USAF and all the kids were grown, I worked in the great American Defense Industry.

I became a Certified Safety Professional and practiced System Safety Engineering, a form of "Systems Engineering." As a consequence I worked for Rockwell International, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and finally quit while working for Lockheed-Martin Fort Worth on the Block 60 F-16 and the Joint Strike Fighter.

Now I am content to work around the house and yard and enjoy Radio Control airplanes. I like the four cycle engines but have two cycle engines too. Most enjoyed airplane is a Stick, any version of a Stik is great to me. I am just a plain old sport flyer and yes I do teach others how to fly glow powered aircraft. Not to keen on electrics, just don't sound right to me.

I love the smell of burnt Castor oil so I guess I will never really get into the electrics.
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Apr 09, 2007, 11:27 AM
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i agree with on the electrcis but they do have a couple advantages to glow but glow is definitely better
Feb 23, 2015, 10:04 PM
Hey Chip, you and I have a lot in common. I'm a safety professional for Valero Refinery in Norco La. I have 6 safety engineers reporting to me. I also enjoy 4 stroke engines, my son is trying hard to convert me to electrics, but much like yourself, I like the smell and more the sound of 4 strokes. Hey thanks for the tips on my OS 70 needle valve issues. I will tinker with it this weekend. Thanks again my friend, Larson

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