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Posted by rudderbug | 05-12-2008 @ 05:26 PM | 2,448 Views
Any advice or opinions on zenoah gas engines?
Posted by rudderbug | 05-08-2008 @ 08:57 PM | 2,545 Views
I am a new member from Kelowna B.C. Canada. I am at present flying an Astro Hog Bipe and a Citabria Pro sport. ( Balsa USA kit ) I would like to hear from anyone flying these planes.
Posted by Mig15 | 05-06-2008 @ 09:59 PM | 2,476 Views
Hi, I'm collecting information on Mig 15. I would like to scratch build 1 / 5 scale. does anyone have scale accurate plans or cross sections? any help appreciated. Or where is a good place to purchase plans only? Regards Jason
Posted by teeceeveecee | 05-03-2008 @ 08:27 AM | 2,517 Views
A few of my friends.
Posted by CY65 | 04-28-2008 @ 08:41 PM | 2,566 Views
Hi all,

Wow did I pick a great time to attend my first Top Gun competition. I met 95th squadron members David Foster and David Hayes there. The details on the model airplanes were phenomenal. The flying was outstanding. Although it was a bit pricy for a first timer, it was well worth the price of admission.

David Foster flew his "Jill" which is painted to exact replica specifications of the Japanese Torpedo Bomber it is depicting.

David Hayes flew his Rockwell Thrush which is a crop duster whose paint job is scaled perfectly. Congrats to him for winning the honor of Mr. Top Gun 2008 .

Please see additional photos from the awesome competition in my photo gallery.
Posted by metalmike | 04-28-2008 @ 12:20 AM | 3,720 Views
last thursday night, we startes out with a spleenectomy due to trauma from a car wreck. we followed that up with an esophogectomy where you remove the esophogus and pull the stomach up through the chest and attach it to the remaining stump of the old esophogus depending on much you have to remove. this poor guy tore his trying to swallow steak. you never hear of that happening with tofu, suckas.
Posted by Matchless | 04-21-2008 @ 07:50 PM | 7,559 Views
Well, its time to put the foamies away for a while.

In the meantime, I have the stuff coming to build a new 2m pattern plane. I think it will turn out pretty nicely... Its a scratch build, but oughtta be pretty tough in the air.

I really need to finish up the repairs on the Carden Edge as well....
Posted by Tweek | 04-18-2008 @ 08:40 PM | 4,821 Views
<CENTER>RDRC Spring Fly-in
-All Birds Fly-In-</CENTER><CENTER>www.rd-rc.org</CENTER>
<CENTER>CD: Larry Lewis
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: (919) 231-4983</CENTER>
<CENTER>Date: April 19, 2008
Landing Fee: $5.00</CENTER>
Event Description: 1- day event w/On-Site camping and local Hotels, food, and much more. Mark your calendars for this fun event in 2008!


Here's a list of some of the prizes for the event:

ERC 25% Yak-54
Extreme Flight Outlaw ARF
Phase-3 EF-16 Jet w/motor & ESC
Parkzone Micro-Citabria Park Flyer RTF
E-Flite Blade CX2 RTF
ERC TX Case
Hangar9 Metered Glow Driver
Mercury Adhesive Kit
Super Prop Reamers
HiTec Micro Flight Pack RX + 3ea HS-55
X-acto Knife Set
Futaba Fasst Koozie
Spektrum Knee Pad
DX6I Radio TX & 6200 Ful Range RX
Hobby-Lobby Yak Foamie
Hangar9 Z-Bend Pliers
Hangar9 Heat Gun
Hobbico Screw Driver Set
HigherPlane DVDs
Boxes of Rubber Bands
Lots of ERC Cleaner kits

Dave
Posted by Tweek | 04-12-2008 @ 11:01 AM | 4,593 Views
East R/C & Scootworks is planning an Open House, Street Party, and Ribbon Cutting for Saturday July 26th (rain date the following Saturday, August 2nd). This is to celebrate many things...

1- The New 3000 ft East R/C Showroom is finally under renovation, and we'll be in it by that time. It's a great opportunity for us to show off the new facility, and have a grand opening for the business. It has been operating in cramped quarters within Scootworks, and will finally be able to spread it's wings.

2- It has now been 10 years since the first Scootworks part was designed, manufactured, and marketed by us. We're now up to over 680 Scootworks components manufactured by us...it's been a long trip, and it's time to have a 10th Anniversary Party.

3- We're celebrating our newest acquisition and expansion of our CNC Machine Shop Operations. It may not sound like much, but our recent facility and equipment procurement now makes us the largest Independent Metric Motorcycle Company in the US. It obviously doesn't take much to earn that crown, but it's ours :-) . Like I said, it's been a long hard road, and we're ready to party!

Like before, we're going to close the street and bring in vendors from around the state, food (lots more of this!), music, a bike show, Tattoo Shop, Airbrush artists, photography studio, bike wash, burnout pit, and more. There will be demos of R/C Airplanes and Helicopters. Everything in the house will be marked down more than ever, and there will be tours of East R/C, our new paint shop, metal fabrications, service, manufacturing, shipping/receiving, and other facets of the company. There is also going to be a ribbon cutting for East R/C.

Help us spread the word... July 26th is the day, from 9am-4pm, the place for fun is East R/C & Scootworks in Zebulon. You can find directions to us from the LH menu item labeled [Retail Store & Events] at http://www.eastrc.org.

Hope to see y'all there!
Dave
Posted by 3DHobbyShop | 04-11-2008 @ 12:01 PM | 9,442 Views
OK, so I'm just going to take a few minutes over lunch here to share some weirdness.

A while back, we hired a warehouse employee who seemed really good at first, but turned out to be both a thief and a drug addict. We'll call him "Bullwinkle" in this story.

We struggled with Bullwinkle for a while, tried to help him, b/c he has 4 kids, but in the end his life totally fell apart and he ended up in jail, his wife turned out to also be a druggie, and it turns out they were beating their kids and each other. Bad scene. He finally got locked up about a year ago and we thought it was over, he was found with prescription drugs in vast quantities.

Well, dude always got a lot of phone calls at work, but he handled them well, and got off the phone quickly, I never really paid attention. After he was gone, the calls kept coming, and even increased.

They're all from online pharmacies. They all follow the same pattern - a person who only recently learned the English language asks for Bullwinkle

(at first I said "he's not here anymore, don't call back" but they never quit calling and then they started getting rude, insulting me and my wife, I cussed a few of them out, so then I started hanging up, they still call every day)

and if I say "I'm Bullwinkle", they say "Mr. Bullwinkle, we show that you have a prescription for Xanex (or any of a half dozen other drugs), we can offer you a 180-day supply. Do you want them COD?"

If I say "yes", they confirm his old address and say they'll ship right out 2nd-day air.

Wha? This is one hell of a "war on drugs" we're fighting, ain't it?
Posted by metalmike | 04-06-2008 @ 11:59 PM | 3,563 Views
here we go again. now i have to go get ready and do a peri-rectal abcess on some poor lady. i might let eddie do it, since this will be the closest thing he's had to a date in a loooong time.
Posted by k8svrick | 04-06-2008 @ 06:04 AM | 3,295 Views
I managed to make it to the big show Friday and part of Saturday. Friday was definitely the day to go if you wanted to be able to see stuff. Saturday was a freaking zoo. I was among the first to get in at 0900 and by 1030, the place was jammed - big time. By noon, I'd had enough; time to head back home to Columbus.

This is a great show. I think Weak Signals could use a bigger venue. I was told that perhaps the new sports arena being built accross the street might be considered an annex. That's pure speculation at this point.

Anyone hearing anything?
Posted by Brysonsisterbri | 04-05-2008 @ 12:44 PM | 2,222 Views
How is everything going everyone?
Question for you..
when does the live coverage for the ETOC in toledo start? Please let me know i would like to watch it.


Briana fernandez.
Posted by yellowman2513 | 04-05-2008 @ 09:44 AM | 3,523 Views
Hey guys, i was just wandering what kind of expirience you have had with the hobbico nexstar, and i was wandering if it would be a good starter plane for me. Thanks a lot!
Posted by metalmike | 04-01-2008 @ 12:28 AM | 3,551 Views
i hate living on a budget. with me going back to school it's hard to find the money to buy new planes. it sucks. anyone wanna buy a slightly abused fliton inspire 60? cheap. make an offer and come to my house and get it.
Posted by metalmike | 03-28-2008 @ 02:48 AM | 3,649 Views
so you go into surgery to have an aortic anuerism repaired, and let me tell you that bites the big one. then less than 12 hours later you have to go in have that redone becuase it is leaking. then less than 24 hours from the original surgery you have to go in and have your entire colon removed because somewhere during the previous two surgeries the blood flow to it was compromised and now you have a bag on you belly collecting your poop. then less than two weeks later you are in renal failure, you have MRSA (methycillin resistant staph aureus, very bad), and you have blisters and sores all over your body from it and you backside is rotting away from that combined with laying on your back that whole time. oh yeah, and you have to have a trach tube placed to breath for you and your left leg amputated above the knee because it's already rotting away. and these are actually very good surgeons taking care of this poor person. sometimes you just can't win. oh yeah, and my PA addiction is destroyed and i have to order a new one. i love that little plane.
Posted by metalmike | 03-19-2008 @ 11:42 PM | 3,574 Views
why is it that doctors wait until the cafeteria opens to post cases? i'm hungry and now i have to go remove someones appendix. what's up with that?
Posted by shortlandings | 03-19-2008 @ 12:14 PM | 2,163 Views
THE GREAT PLANES FOLKS SURE DO KNOW HOW TO AD THAT PLANE. IT LOOKS GREAT AND ALMOST ANYONE WHO EVER FLEW HAS BUILT A GREAT PLANES ARF AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER..........AND I ALMOST......ALMOST BOUGHT ONE!

THEN I LOOKED CLOSER......AND CLOSER. IT HAS GOT A COMPOSITE GEAR FOR LANDINGS........ AND I HAVE LEARNED THE HARD WAY (THREE TIMES) AND I AM HARD HEADED AND HARD TO CONVINCE......THAT MY POOR PILOTING SKILLS AND A COMPOSITE LANDING GEAR MEANS AN OCCASIONAL HARD LANDING. ADD TO THAT THE WEIGHT OF A 38% PLANE AND THE SIMPLE FACT OF LIFE THAT DA 150 ENGINES, $160 3 BLADE COMPOSITE PROPS AND PROP STRIKES ADD UP TO PAINFUL DOLLAR SIGNS REALITY.......NOT TO MENTION MEMORY OF THREE TIMES WHEN i WATCHED MY PLANE (ONE ON TEST FLIGHT) IN YEARS PAST CAREEEN AND CARTWHEEL TO DESTRUCTION FROM BROKEN LANDING GEAR LEG ON LANDING ...........AND NOT THAT BAD OF LANDINGS I MIGHT ADD........

BRINGS US TO THE BOTTOM LINE. THEY GOT TO OFFER A GOOD STRONG ALUMIUM GEAR FOR ME TO BUY IT FOR MY BIG PLANE. ON THE 1.60 SIZED PLANES AND BELOW A PROP STRIKE CAN HAPPEN, BREAK THE PROP AND ALL.........AND WE GO ON. ON THE DA 150 BIG PLANES IT IS JUST TOO MUCH........TO RISK. THAT IS WHY TNT LANDING GEAR FOLKS EXIST.

SO , I SAY.......GREAT PLANES........LEARN FROM ALL OF US WITH BIG PLANES...........UNLESS YOU ARE A CRACKER JACK PILOT LIKE QK............... STICK TO A STRONG LANDING GEAR!!! I WILL NOT PAY A THOUSAND BUCKS FOR THAT NEW GREAT PLANES EXTRA WITH THAT LANDING GEAR! AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE PLANE.........AND I GOT AN ENGINE HERE AND RADIO NEEDING THE PLANE!

PLEASE COMMENT.
SHORT LANDINGS
Posted by mflander | 03-19-2008 @ 08:41 AM | 4,489 Views
Well, finished fixing the pull-pull cables on my 3D Hobby shop 55" extra last night. Brought it with to work today and plan on putting a couple flights in at lunch time.

Time to start practicing for my first IMAC event.

This week and weekend my primary focus will be on plane set-up. I need to get this plane dialed in as it will be my primary practice plane during the week when it is just not feasible to get the 96" extra out. Some CG adjustments need to be made, and I believe I need to add some tip weight on the right side, the left wing is dropping when pulling from a down-line.

I am also still trying to decide if I am going to change the physical side thrust on the motor or if I am going to use a rudder mix. I think I will try a 14" prop first to see if that tames down the torquing fo the motor at all.

More to come...
Posted by metalmike | 03-19-2008 @ 12:23 AM | 3,503 Views
las night i got lucky at work. we were just starting a craniotomy for a patient who fell in his driveway and struck his head and needed to have the blood evacuated from around his brain and have the bleeding stopped when we got a call the we might also have to revise a ruptured aortic anuerism from earlier in the day that had already been revised once. re-revision? isn't that undoing what you've done? or is that un-revision? hell, i'm too tired to care. anyways, forunately the aorta patient stabilized. hope they're doing well. the crani patient did well, fortunately.