Posted by adrian | 09-10-2007 @ 12:51 AM | 15,306 Views
well i started around the year 2000 but my Dad has been in it for 40+ years so for us it quickly became a way of life - these are pics taken as I progressed through the hobby with my many planes - I hope you enjoy the sharing - My Dad tought me the ropes from flying to building also the discipline related to get to the top.

this pic is of my first plane an thunder tiger olympic with a K&B 25 that my had use for the last 20plus years - this engine still goes and I have kept the plane for nostalgic reasons

the other plane is a TT trainer which taught me and mt brother to fly
Posted by RCER123 | 09-08-2007 @ 05:16 AM | 4,133 Views
I have just been thinking over the past few days that there is so much RC associated stuff in the US! Such as Joe Nall every year, Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, SEFF, TopGun and loads more. Even the every weekend fun by everyone! LOL When you think about it, it kinda makes you feel bad that your missing so much of it! Obviously not the people living there but others, eg. Me!! Even the youth masters, that is awesome but cant do it!! You get my drift...???
Posted by CSpaced | 09-06-2007 @ 09:15 AM | 12,593 Views
...Don't make me wait for it!


I can't get this song outta my head....
Posted by CSpaced | 09-06-2007 @ 08:17 AM | 11,856 Views
I was tiling the shelf in my trailer last night and ran out of tile with about a 4' x 6" strip left to cover. Of course the hardware store no longer has the tiles I was using (b&w checks)......figures....
Posted by franck | 09-05-2007 @ 05:25 PM | 3,399 Views
Hello to all!!!

I fly with 3D planes Vortex bipe, Katana 50 Sebart, rush 3D and Adrenaline 120.

This is some my videos


this at sim Afpd



PS: VISIT -->> www.flyclub.eu
Posted by Downhumpty | 09-05-2007 @ 03:58 PM | 6,579 Views
As I get the time I will dig back some 10 yrs. It will be great to relive this. I will post it briefly until I arrive at present time.

Kent P
Posted by wizard | 09-05-2007 @ 03:13 PM | 9,625 Views
Short trip to the field

AM 30% Yak 3 flights total air time 36 min.
Practicing rolling circles, cuban 8s, and stall turns.
Posted by Kitman | 09-05-2007 @ 12:28 PM | 14,249 Views
All right, who's on their way to the Huckfest in Vegas? We are holding a "How low can you go" contest with Madmax's Tuna Boat! OP!!!!!!!
Posted by wizard | 09-05-2007 @ 11:31 AM | 9,786 Views
I finally have some time off after the short weekend at the D.O.G.S. That means that I was finally able to get the camping gear out of the van, and put the riser back in for hauling planes.

Getting ready to load up and head for the field. 87 degrees, 46% humidity, 12mph wind at 80 degrees to the runway. Not a day for the small stuff.

I use this site to find my weather information. http://www.usairnet.com/weather/

This site has been discussed in the forums but I love it. The closest site for weather they have is about 30 miles away but that's close enough be be pretty accurate. I attached a couple of screen shots.

Well, time to load the planes.
Posted by adrian | 09-05-2007 @ 09:18 AM | 15,743 Views
nice!!! now I can spend more time at the FG

Ok so Im gonna try and start with my day one flying career and then move forward also post some flying chick pics should you not mind and so on!!!
Posted by RCER123 | 09-05-2007 @ 08:50 AM | 4,703 Views
Everyday I use RealFlight because yes it is amazing but also to try new 3D stuff!! And to me the Rolling Harrier is the most annoying! I can get basically a semi circle while rolling but then starts to descend and thats when I lose it completely!! I WILL get it, it just will take time.........alot of it!!! Ahhhhhhhh
Posted by madmax | 09-05-2007 @ 02:37 AM | 13,991 Views
Hiya Crew! If you found this, welcome to my personal blog here on FG! Feel free to post questions, or comments about the new system, and I'll answer 'em.

Before you get started, be sure to read our... erm, Getting Started link in the Blogs area of the navigation above.

So what do you think?
Posted by 50%plane | 09-04-2007 @ 04:02 PM | 18,677 Views
Many times folks read my screen name and automatically think that I have a 50%plane. Obviously that's a good conclusion, but that wasn't the meaning. (and no I'm not a little punk rapper wannabe)

My screen name comes from something my Grandmother said to me one day a couple years about my life being 50% airplane...(i.e. half my time was spent unduly on airplanes) Unfortunately, she was wrong, Now that I've calculated, my life is somewhere over 60% airplane. Tell me I'm not addicted! I currently work 9 hours a day on full scale aircraft, come home and study about aircraft and RC planes, fly RC on the weekend and week nights, etc.. About the only time that I'm not messing with something related to airplanes is when I'm sleeping!(right next to my 55% Giles plans... LOL!)
Posted by wizard | 09-03-2007 @ 10:50 PM | 10,730 Views
I got home from the DOGS about 3:30 am Sunday morning. I had to work a 24 hour shift on Sunday.

I enjoyed the trip. Being in an area filled with so much avaitaion history is always very humbling.

Spending time with friends and fellow FlyingGiants is always worth the trip.

The photos from the event and musem are posted in the Media gallery.

Posted by Mudsurfer1234 | 09-01-2007 @ 11:02 PM | 5,791 Views
Today i edited the video shot from last night.

I got it on YouTube, and it's currently uploading here, to the member galleries...

I picked a bad time to upload it though, haha.
Posted by CSpaced | 09-01-2007 @ 07:49 PM | 11,486 Views
Max that Blog logo is awesome!
Posted by CSpaced | 09-01-2007 @ 07:47 PM | 11,371 Views
Well I went to the heli fly-in at Mooresville this morning and had a blast, those guys but on a great event. I took over 500 photos and now I have to go through them and throw out the junk! I'll post up the pics in the heli forum when I've got them sorted.
Posted by ChrisHays | 08-31-2007 @ 01:15 PM | 6,162 Views
ive notice over on our FG forums ... it has our # of blog entries..im really shocked noone has noticed it yet.... how long do you guys think it will be before someone notices it?

max i really like this blog format ... so far i havent recieved an error nor have i experienced anything out of wack... easy to use.. easy to navigate.. overall very user friendly and top notch as always
Posted by CSpaced | 08-31-2007 @ 11:31 AM | 11,406 Views
Is it Saturday yet?

I dunno what to do tomorrow, should I go to the heli fly in at mooresville by me onesy? Or should I stay at my club field and help out the guys with their helis.....decisions decisions....
Posted by Dan_nO | 08-31-2007 @ 11:15 AM | 279 Views
A little about my life.

A couple of famous quotes from the Movie Forrest Gump...

Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." "You have to do the best with what God gave you".

I got married when i was 19, wife gave birth to Brendan when I was 26 years old. Had always dreamed of having a little boy and God blessed the both of us with him, we named him Brendan. I just as many guys having a little boy, always had thoughts and dreams of things that I would take him and do when he got older, sometimes putting off taking him with me to go to town to pick something up or to go see a buddy and trying to keep up with him toddling around, always thinking 'one of these days' he will be older and I will start taking him with me then.

Those dreams I always had of doing certain things with him like going down on the creek bank and hiking and stuff never came.

August 29th, 1994. I got up that morning just as I always did and got ready for work, just another day as all the others, we all get into things being a routine. Little did I know that before the day was over with that my life would be changed forever. After work that day, I went to see my mom at the hospital as she had had surgery that day, I didnt stay long as she still hadnt woken up much from surgery, and i was in a hurry to go and help someone put tobacco in a barn to earn some extra money for a sway control bar for a camper we had to make it safer to pull for a trip we were going on.

We loaded up a bunch of wagons and headed to the barn, I climbed all the way to the top tier of the barn 32 feet up and we started unloading and hanging the tobacco. The guy I was helping had his 11 year old son in the barn and he was up there next to me, this wasnt uncommon for farmers to have their kids doing stuff like that at this age, its been done for generations.

We got to a point where he was next to me and he accidently bumped my foot knocking it from the rail and i fell 32 feet to the ground breaking my back. I knew that things werent good not being able to feel anything from my hips down and the severe pain in my back.

I was air lifted to the University of Kentucky where I had surgery and them putting rods in my back and then onto Cardinal Hills Rehabilitation Center for rehab for several months before returning home.

Just in an instant my life had been changed forever and it would never be the same.

I went through dealing with a lot more surgeries from complications and infection, of depression, anger and frustration not being able to get around and do the things I once did, such simple things that we never give any thought to that was near impossible now...lots of thoughts as to "why me ", as we all sometimes do, it is something that I will never know.

Brendan turned 3 just a week after my accident, he doesnt ever remember me walking or the way I used to be, other than by video tapes we have of him and me together before the accident. It put a lot of undue stress on the marriage and got to the point it was just to much and 20 months after my accident it led to a divorce.

Its changed my life a bunch to say the least, I dont take things for granted as I use to, we are all guilty of that, I show and express emotions and feelings now where I didnt use to like most guys dont, even though there was a lot of bad things to happen due to my accident, there have been a lot of good things come from it also.

It made me realize how special and precious life really is, how we should cheerish and respect others that we care about and treat and talk to them the way we would like to be. It has brought a lot of people into my life and also Brendans that otherwise probably wouldnt have been here.

Time to start living again and getting on with life after the accident and all that happened. I needed a place to live. After looking at many houses to remodel and figuring the cost, it was cheaper to build a new one the way I needed it for a wheelchair. My family came to me and said, if you buy a piece of property and get the materials, the family has talked and we will build you a house ! I come from a large family, on my moms side that existed of 11 siblings, and most all of them have at least two kids a piece or more, so I have a bunch of cousins !

We started building the house in November 1996, uncles coming and helping my dad and me everyday, my aunts all taking turns cooking and bringing something for lunch everyday, weekends cousins came and we put all of the roof on in one day, insulated the whole house another weekend, it didnt take long with large groups being here at one time. During the time we were building, one of my Aunts, Barbara Sue, she wrote a poem about us building the house, it was called " The House That Love Built "

The House That Love Built

This is the house that Danny built, most homes would pale in compare.

Yes, this is the house that Danny built, without ever leaving his chair.

You see, he was the foreman, of a very motley crew. Sometimes they didnt agree with him, but they would do what he said to do.

Id didnt go up in a hurry, there were many plans to survey. Someone said you"ll never make it, but they did it anyway.

Yes, this is the house that Danny built, it was put together board by board. Only by the help of a loving family, and a lot of grace from the Lord.

We hope that you"ll be happy,
in your new home designed,
by your specifications,
with you and Bren in mind.

Now go on and start with living well, you deserve a thing or two.
Someday when you're not too busy, have us all over for a barbeque.

No matter where God leads us,
He's there to help us along.
With love and Prayers and family, you"ll always be happy in your new home.

1997 just a couple of weeks before Christmas the house was finished, I got enough furniture for it to be moved into and Brendan spent Christmas with me that year, it was really special.

Over time I have over come a lot of obsticles, just figuring out ways to do things differently so I can still do some of the things I used to without help, but at times I still have to ask for help.

Two of my friends got me back into flying after the house was finished, it was a lot different. Brendan would go to the field with me but didnt want to fly, but this would all change as he got older.

In my life being changed the way it has and taking me down a different path in life to a lot of different places, it has brought a lot of you here on the Giants into my life which wouldnt be in it if it hadnt have been for my accident.

Even though its tough at times day to day, I wouldnt trade the situation for the world, because without it, I wouldnt have a lot of great people in my life that I have met in person here on the Giants, and some that I talk to that I havent yet met in person, but each and every one of you have played a special part in my life and I thank each and every one of you for being here.

I have been blessed in having my accident that I have the relationship with Brendan that I do and we have been able to do what we are doing together.