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Posted by TomHintz | Yesterday @ 12:46 PM | 254 Views
I was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's about three years ago and given between 3 and 13 years before my mind goes dark or I go out altogether, they aren't sure which. One of the things they are sure o is that working your mind is great for slowing the progress of the disease or at least the symptoms. I gave up RC flying like 28 years ago but when the neurologist said I needed to pursue a hobby that exercises my brain I knew just what to do. I went and bought a foamy and started flying.


Recently during one of my regular visits to the neurologist she remarked that apparently the flying is doing better than anything she has to offer. She said, and I quote "You need to fly all you can." I said, What?" I thought I was hearing things but the wife was sitting right there and heard it also.


Fast forward to recent times and I am working my butt off to keep flying all I can and to build my we site FlyingRC.net http://www.flyingrc.net/
Building up the rc site is for a couple reasons, one I have been doing woodworking web sites for like 15 years and have a very successful one of those. But when I came out about having Alzheimer's all but two of my woodworking sponsors ran for the hills. I know how to do reviews and how-tos so am going to use the same format that was so successful in woodworking for flyingrc.net.
My problem is that I don't know how long I have to get it to where it makes money to make things easier for my family now and especially after I am gone. On the advice of a friend I started a fund raising campaign at http://www.gofundme.com/mct5jo and will use any money raised there to keep review products coming through the shop. I usually sell things off after reviewing them (I can't keep everything) so will be offering that stuff to contributors at under 50 cents on the dollar and that money going back into the pot to buy more stuff for review and to do how-to's. I have all the computer power, photo and video equipment and am used to working nearly around the clock so will continue that until my lights go out I guess.


The important thing is that I am having some success slowing the progression of the disease and with some help from the world out there just might be able to demonstrate that rc flying is good for more than just having a good time. It just might be prolonging my life, especially he useful portion of my life.
Posted by bsbauman | 02-26-2015 @ 04:33 PM | 347 Views
I have been following this for the last month and finally jumped on for a CoolBox!


Sure, this toolbox can be built DIY, but I would not be able to pull it off so cleanly with all the integrated features.



Posted by pmaviation | 02-26-2015 @ 02:38 PM | 373 Views
I have finished I think, on the main wing internal repairs. Re repaired the the top side of the nacelle, and the the engine covers. The engine covers took a while putting back together but they look good now. The control surfaces on the wing (Ail and flaps) are just about done, it ended up that both flaps were broken in the same place. I think that at one time the flaps were meant to be a split system like the real a/c, but there is very little room in that area for a decent control system. The wing as a whole is just about ready for primer. Feel free to join in,ask questions.
Posted by phoenixjeff123 | 02-25-2015 @ 09:52 PM | 590 Views
Ok, no fighting here! Only opinions! What do you consider to be the best flying and possibly best put together 40% ARF?

Thanks in advance.
Jeff.
Posted by mrcorsair | 02-23-2015 @ 01:11 PM | 1,039 Views
Here are a few pics of my big scratchbuilt P40N.
Built from Mammoth Scale Plans. Custom retracts, flaps, nav lights, detailed instrument panel, all wood, no fiberglass parts.
Weight about 42lbs
Sachs Dolmar 5.8ci
PPG Automotive basecoat clearcoat with an eggshell finish. All paint no decals.
I actually kept track of hours on this build. When all finished and added up, 2500 hours.
Also have the E model the same size.
Posted by flightmech | 02-23-2015 @ 12:45 PM | 954 Views
For outstanding service and prompt responce on couple of issues I had. I wish all owners stood up and made things right the way Tim did!!! I will always shop them first knowing that they back their products the way they do. Pass the word, Outstanding service!!!
Posted by katflying | 02-22-2015 @ 07:46 PM | 1,339 Views
Hello first thread so bare with me. Have a dle 35 ra that is temperamental. Will only run for a second. Next time run for 10 sec. One instance ran fine for a whole tank. Thought I was good to go, so I installed it on the plane. Now nothing but trouble again. I have replaced spark plug, and all ignition parts. What should I do?
Posted by eddy94 | 02-22-2015 @ 04:40 AM | 1,378 Views
Hey everyone! I recently purchased a hubsan x4 due to really good reviews online! and I have to say I'm really impressed! it is an amazing quad copter. I took it to a local park and pushed it to its limits to see how it would go! I was really impressed, take a look at my vid and let me know what you think.
Thanks


Posted by peck5989 | 02-21-2015 @ 09:50 PM | 1,497 Views
i have these 2 motors i bought in an estate sale and i dont know what they are.does anybody have any ideas? i will be selling both of them,since i have no use for them.if anybody is interested in them,let me know! thanks guys!
Posted by Scottsrn | 02-20-2015 @ 02:29 AM | 1,973 Views
How can u know when it the right time to move up to a cp helicopter? Rightnow I'm flying a fix pitch helicopter that I been flying for about a month witch is a blade 120sr. Is it true that just casuse u can fly a cp helicopter on a rc flight sim and do 3d don mean that u could do the same thing with a real cp rc helicopter? I know from flying rc planes that it harder to do things with them when u flying the real thing instead of the flight sim even if u are not scare of chushing into the ground.
Posted by Scottsrn | 02-19-2015 @ 09:17 PM | 2,054 Views
Here a few pictures of my planes.
Posted by Pop Wayne | 02-19-2015 @ 08:57 PM | 1,965 Views
I am setting up a giant revolver with a 50 to 55cc DLE motor.

Is their any heads up i need to know about this combination?
Posted by SAM YETTO | 02-16-2015 @ 04:12 PM | 2,660 Views
I have anew Extra 300 35cc DLE w/hs -7985 servos ,I don't know what I need for a battery for the rx and also what size batt for the ignition..plus do I need a power board ? any help?
Posted by pmaviation | 02-16-2015 @ 10:32 AM | 2,755 Views
I found a few pics of the fuse at the start of construction,at the time I built several fixtures and used a laser to line everything back to straight. Ive also added a few pics of the tail repair. The type of damage here is pretty much the same as the main wing, which I have to open the wings to get the the repair started.
Posted by godofthunder77 | 02-15-2015 @ 10:49 AM | 3,101 Views
Geared to educate the public on all spectrum's of aviation but primarily focusing on remote controlled Warbird aircraft from the past and present. Wings & Warbirds Over Port Clinton is a Family Fun event held annually in August at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. Along with Full Scale Warbird appearances and flight demos, it makes this event one of the most unique and fun events around. We have on-site Hobby Vendors, Aviation Vendors, Aviation Education and RC Education, and of coarse food and fun. Come relax in the sun and watch some mesmerizing aircraft that will blow you away.

This Event is one of the most fun and unique Warbird Fun-Fly events in the country! We encourage all aircraft to have Military colors in this event but is not necessary. All size models over a 46" wingspan are welcome and all means of propulsion are welcome. We have full scale fly overs and static aircraft during the event. RC vendors, general aviation vendors, and military displays are located on vendor row.

RC Pilots are automatically entered in a pilot raffle that is held every half hour each day to win some fantastic RC prizes and modeling gifts. Onsite camping is also available!

Takeoff and Landing runway is 1200' by 100' paved and 800 by 100 grass strip.

For more info please visit http://WWW.RCWARBIRDSOPC.COM

Pilot & Vendor registration and more event info here: http://www.RCFlightDeck.com/event.cfm?id=3898

Previous event threads: http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ht=RC+Warbirds

Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/RcWarbirdsOverPortClinton

Current list of Full Scale performances and appearances:

C-130 Hercules
A-10 Thunderbolt - With Fly-Over
B-25 Bomber
B-17 Bomber - Rides Available
Pt-17 Stearman
T-51 Mustang
TBM Avenger
Decathlon - With Performance
Red Line RV-8's - With Performance
Bell UH-1 Huey - Rides Available
Howard DGA-11
T-6 Texan


Plus all the RC you can handle!


Posted by pmaviation | 02-12-2015 @ 01:22 PM | 3,900 Views
These are a few pics from the rebuild. As you can see the nose was just gone. The nose tip is all that I had to work with. I rebuilt the fuse some time ago and I don't have many photos of that time. The nose section has been rebuilt for the most part except for the fine details on the inside of the cockpit. The The horz stabi next,not too much damage there. then on to the main wing. More info as I move on.
Posted by nioa | 02-10-2015 @ 05:42 PM | 4,380 Views
Hi,

Thanks for visiting, but I keep most of my plane data in one place, and that has turned out to be on RC Groups. Please see my blog there!

Nick
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