Posted by wizard | 09-19-2007 @ 09:15 PM | 9,559 Views
6 hours at the field today. 5 flights on the 30% yak total air time approx 45 min.

About 12 flights on the big stick, many short flight to drop the skydiver, total airtime about 60 min.

Skydiver 6 drops including one dirt dive, Also one drop where he had a streamer due to one shoulder harness unhooking on the opening.
Posted by wizard | 09-19-2007 @ 09:10 PM | 9,507 Views
I thought it made me feel old when my first grandchild was born. I was wrong. Yesterday brought it home in a big way. I had the pleasure of calling my daughter to wish her a happy 21st birthday.

Now before you go asking why I didn't tell her in person, I was working until late last night and she was out with her boyfriend.

Next month I get the pleasure of hosting her wedding at my place. The Saturday before Halloween they are getting married in a costume theme wedding. She is going to be wearing a "Corpse Bride" costume.

If you couldn't have guessed I will be dressed as a wizard. LOL
Posted by adrian | 09-19-2007 @ 07:43 PM | 15,110 Views
ultra stik and super decathlon days
Posted by CSpaced | 09-18-2007 @ 01:49 PM | 11,659 Views
Just got back from vacation, man is this week dragging...

I did get to check out the RDRC fly for tots on Sunday, it was way cool They raised over $17k!!
Posted by RCER123 | 09-18-2007 @ 12:58 PM | 3,952 Views
As I was floating around the internet I found this!! It is so cool!! Really you have to try it!! Just plug in headphones, sit up still and close your eyes!! You will be amazed!!!!

Virtual Barber Shop (Audio...use headphones, close ur eyes) (4 min 41 sec)

Posted by adrian | 09-18-2007 @ 12:47 PM | 15,290 Views
more pics as I progress with my flying - moved on from the trainers and now flying a stick with a rossi 53
Posted by metalmike | 09-18-2007 @ 07:04 AM | 2,530 Views
happy birthday to me
Posted by metalmike | 09-18-2007 @ 12:29 AM | 2,471 Views
it's 1:30 in the morning at lexington medical center. everything is currently quiet in the operating room where i work. we just fixed a broken elbow with a zimer elbow plate and some screws. to nights in a row with orthopaedics. all i want to do is get out of here and go to class in the morning so i can go fly my plane when that is done. oh yeah, and today is my birthday, i have a the f-22 raptor from yardbirdrc.com on it's way to me in the mail as a little gift from my dad. you gotta love foamie jets.
Posted by Boulder | 09-16-2007 @ 09:57 AM | 9,651 Views
When I went to the TAS last year, I swore I'd do my best to never miss one.

Well, as fate would have it, a buddy of mine qualified to fly in the Sportsman class this year. He called me and asked if I'd be his caller for the contest. "Well Nick, I'd have to think about it...HECK YEAH!!"

Took me a matter of seconds for that decision.

See ya'all there!!!
Posted by wizard | 09-14-2007 @ 10:38 PM | 9,680 Views
Man, I'm sitting here at home, in uniform for work due to the fact that I'm the back up crew tonight. Wishing I was out in Vegas hanging with the crew for the Huckfest.

I guess I will have to settle for the Terre Haute Air Fair tomorrow. Looking forward to watching the full scales do their thing. There is a great line up of pilots including Skip Stewart, Jurgis Kairys, Gene Soucy, and others.
Posted by adrian | 09-14-2007 @ 08:13 PM | 15,059 Views
me and younger brother
Posted by adrian | 09-13-2007 @ 04:39 PM | 15,091 Views
my room was slowly but surely filling up with planes!!
Posted by wizard | 09-13-2007 @ 02:25 PM | 9,407 Views
Another short day. Not a real good one.

Started out by stretching the high-start. Ranged test the sailplane, not good receiver screwed up. Pulled the receiver out of the skydiver and put in the sail plane. Good range test. In an hour of attempts I never could get a good launch (Normally not a problem) Longest flight 4 1/2 min.

Got the 30% out wings on, radio test - good, fuel. Went to put the hatch on and found one of the mounting lugs broke. De-fuel, disassemble and back in the van.

Was just about to give it up for the day when a man and his boy stopped by to see. I put the wing on the Big stik and flew one flight. 12 min wrung the sucka out. Decided to stop on a good note.

Now time to unload and repair the hatch and check out the bad receiver. I hope that the problem is a bad crystal. This receiver is the one that was in my skydiver when he did his dirt dive.
Posted by wizard | 09-12-2007 @ 11:45 PM | 9,589 Views
short day flying.

Big Stik 2 flight 10 min each

Comunity plane 2 flights 9 min each
Posted by adrian | 09-12-2007 @ 07:00 PM | 15,013 Views
so the saga continues - me and my dad - Dad with two planes
Posted by madmax | 09-11-2007 @ 12:59 AM | 13,575 Views
Got a chance to see this movie with Monica last weekend, and all I gotta say is this - Academy awards, best movie of 2007. It's like american pie, animal house, road trip, and van wilder all wrapped up in one. Don't wait for the DVD, get in the theatre NOW!

And an interesting factoid... You know where Blink 182 got its name? From the movie Scarface starring Al Pacino (yes, Wilson Chaparro's evil step brother). That movie held the record for the most uses of the "F" word - 172 times. "Blink" meaning "beeeep".... Get it?

Superbad smashed the record using the F word something like 195 times.

And for the record, I hate going to the movies. The last movie I saw was the last Star Wars, I was soo ticked off at these kids that were yappin whilst heavily engaged in a gummy worm induced crack binge, that I got free return tix that sat in Monica's wallet for 3 years. We used 'em to see superbad. Madmax 1, Edward's Cinema 0.

12 stars.

Posted by 3D-Seth | 09-10-2007 @ 09:30 PM | 12,242 Views
Me and Brendan (Wrongway) Jones doing a little hucking . . . .


Posted by RCER123 | 09-10-2007 @ 02:15 PM | 4,019 Views
I know this is slightly off the topic of rc planes but what gives you the biggest laugh in life? To me, some of the comedians are just unbelievable and get a laugh all the time!! My humour may be different but watch this clip!! His name is Bill Bailey! How can you not laugh

Posted by adrian | 09-10-2007 @ 07:53 AM | 15,320 Views
and so we go on - pics of some of my early planes with my brother Werner