It's been a bit since the first Toys for Tots campaign and thought it would be nice to show the event again to the 'world'. This year will be my 4th year hosting. The 'Flight of Dreams' was named for the event couple of years ago and the organization of charity has changed a bit. I still give to the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots, and have added the Rainbow Room of Wood County. If you have never heard of the Rainbow Room, here is a short version of what they do.
The Rainbow Room, a resource center for Child Protective Service caseworkers. Children who are abused and/or neglected usually come into care with little or no personal belongings. The Rainbow Room is stocked with all new items for children ranging in age from newborns to teenagers, such as clothing, shoes, baby formula, diapers, and personal hygiene items in order to help provide immediate needs of the children receiving services from CPS.
The proceeds are split between the two organizations.
The T.U.F.F. club has been the main pilot supporter of the event, but everyone is welcome to attend, chat, fly, drive what ever you have for remote control for a landing fee of an unopened toy or monetary donation. The public is invited to come by and see what we do, again for the same admission.
I'll be posting up some pictures as I did on the first year after the event. Hopefully the weather will give us a break from the rain.
Never in the wildest dream I would think this would go this long, but I enjoy to be able to 'give back' to the community I grew up in.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon.
Just completed the last SW district IMAC contest out at Las Vegas. I spent the entire year in the Sportsman bracket and it was an amazing experience. I saw my scores and skills consistently improve from beginning of the year to the last contest. I got to participate in the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, competed against/with International Sportsman pilots and got to scribe next to legendary personalities in the Industry and Precision Aerobatic arena (Jerry H thank you!).
Along the way there were trials and tribulations that tested my resolve to be a better precision aerobatic RC Pilot... however, through the support of my wife and my team mates (Team Kaos), I achieved some amazing milestones in 2015. The foundation is set for the 2016 IMAC season!
2015 has been fantastic for me. My first visit to Oshkosh, my first complete aircraft build finished (and flown). Numerous "once in a lifetime" views of the world from the air, 6 or 7 films (I even seem to have finally seem gotten to grips with Premier Elements at long last !)
Anyway, here it is - 150 flying hours shoe horned into 4 minutes
Got to put the first four flights on my new Aeroworks Yak 55 today. My first thoughts are that this plane is very fun! It tracks super clean lines and with a little more adjustments to the CG it will do some great 3D. I got some video of the last flight before we packed up tis afternoon.
Building my first giant scale and gas airplane !!!
I recently acquired a 72" yak 55 (thanks again Dave!!), it is going to be my first gas plane, I am so used to the ease of electrics that this has been a bit of a project, I still have yet to get my dle 35 idleing good. I just haven't had much time to get it tuned with a two year old running around, but I am excited when its ready for its maiden. I will update some pics soon.
Have a giant stinger with Sachs 4.2 69 cc gas engine and a seagull ultimate biplane with a satio 125 and both planes have good servos in them .i have flown them many times and they fly great. For a short time price reduce .500 will get them both until November 13th .these planes are well worth this buyers must come and pic up .and yes ready to fly .....my contac num 4782301051
Hello everyone. Another little vid to show off the extreme characteristics of this fun new foamy from Twisted and RC Factory. It's a real sweet setup. I'm flying 9x4.2 Carbon props from PT (available at Twisted) and TP 325 mAh 2S packs that are 70c (Magna Series). It's very lite but you can fly it outside in light breeze. Real cool
Posted by Mode One |
10-27-2015 @ 09:52 PM | 5,143 Views
How much clearance is needed for adequate protection from overheating of adjacent aircraft plywood structure? I've got a DLE 55RA with stock DLE cannister and header pipe installed in an Extreme Flight RC 88" Edge 540. Right now the minimum clearance is about 1/4" between the header pipe and the under side of the the motor box.
Posted by Ivars |
10-26-2015 @ 10:09 AM | 5,617 Views
in good condition runs strong
2 Headers and one inch machined spacer if needed
2 Wood props 32X12
1 Wood prop 32X10
1 Carbon 3 blade
Set of original exh. stacks
Original box of course the ignition module
1 Prop drilling kit.
Will work on posting pix this engine was used on a tow plane for gliders.
Please bare with me learning how to use this site .
Posted by Njk5280 |
10-22-2015 @ 01:44 AM | 6,462 Views
Hello, does any own or has really looked over a Top Flite FW190. I have been interested in buying one since its release. I'm looking to take a break from building and fixing and changing planes and would like to have a really well put together ARF. Im Just looking for a real honest answer about the over all quality. Thanks
The new EDGE 540 V3 from Twisted. This plane is really going to be sweet for indoor this year. It does vector the motor off the rudder servo if you want. Super Light, thin EPP, just enough carbon to make it strong and you know, like all TH products, it's durable. Tried it out in the outdoors on a 2S 360 and liked it. Indoors, it's going to be great. Just got it trimmed and looking forward to seeing some new motor packs in the mail soon. In the vid, it is all stock with the Twisted Digital power combo and it is vectored.
Posted by Njk5280 |
10-17-2015 @ 02:51 AM | 7,432 Views
I have been skimming through all the posts and reviews on the aeroworks p51D away from the commen media. Many reviews vary... I guess most flyers and magazines now days don't care much about build quality or a "show car" finish out of the planes they buy. Or perhaps most have never seen what perfect a plane looks like... I being a kit/ scratch builder, raised by one and growen up around the world of home built planes I guess I expect a little more out of the planes that I buy in a ARF form... All though with the understanding that these are a production planes we should expect a LITTLE BIT of something that is not right with them. With that said, I just bought a new Aeroworks P51D Mustang last week. After all the hipe and all the homework that i have done, I'm telling you what a let down for the money that I just spent on it. The quality is just not there, maybe two years ago when I did look into it, it was there?... Since I live in the same state I went down to show them the four major flawed parts and was sent home with the same thing I took in with the acceptoin on one part. Everything else Just got alot of sunshine..... Like everyone I was really looking forward to owning this plane. Being a diehard kit builder I was looking forward to taking a brake from building or fixing something, and was under the impression that this plane was going to be of a lot higher quality and all I was going to do was assemble and fly. But I'm part of the "old school" crowd that it has to look as good as it flys. I'm telling you. Im not proud to own this plane, and I don't think it's worth all the money to put it in the air..... Having to buy four or five rolls of covering to make all the silver to be all the same shade, pin holes and scratches that go down to the wood and dirt under the covering to go away. And finding out why there is bad blends, heavy wood grain showing, boldges, gussit slots not filled, and lots of wavy sheeting "which is one of my pet peeves". And we know what all this will cost. As I sit here and think I just spent how much on this plane? I think I can say I can't believe I bought this plane! I had a Top Flite P47 60 size shipped to to the house last year, and I sent it back for the same reasons. I just thought that a Aeroworks plane would have been better, but I feel they are almost the same as Top Flite. The nice thing that I have to say about Top Flite is they offered there P47 kit for half price and free shipping back on the ARF which made me very happy! They are great people over there. Then again it truly makes me feel a little bad posting a sower review, do to the fact that everyone at aeroworks are really nice people. So! no hard feelings, just disappointed. I was just looking forward to just enjoying a plane for once, not having to fix it. The dream of owning a large scale plane has fizzled away now. I guess I'll go back to my basement and start another kit...