Category Archives: Events

posts regarding contests or events that I have or will be attending.

Preparations, Plans, and Tangential Paths

I spent much of the day testing rubber motors and preparing for the Cloudbusters monthly indoor contest this Thursday.  I was replacing a missing bobbin in the back of my Peanut Pegna P.C.1.  I took the motor out, replaced the … Continue reading

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New Product for 2017 – Blatter 40 Short Kit 2-Pack

For years, the Cloudbusters Club has had an annual trophy for the best performance over the indoor season for a Blatter 40 model.  Since I never got to go to the indoor events, I didn’t pay much attention.  In 2016, … Continue reading

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Leaving 2016 and Heading Into 2017

Wow, another year gone by.  I tell you what – there were so many times in 2016 that I was on the flying field and just felt tremendous joy and appreciation for the time that was that moment.  2016 was … Continue reading

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2016 Lessons Learned #3 – Props, Pre-Flight, and Apps

Learning is a good thing.  And learning things that help your planes fly better is a great thing.  So I am continuing with things I learned (or rediscovered) in 2016.   Maybe by reciting them here, over and over, I won’t … Continue reading

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Happy Friday – New Plane Report

Yesterday was the 2nd Cloudbusters Indoor contest of the year.  We are able to fly at an indoor soccer arena once a month.  We only get 4 hours, but it’s 4 hours of fun.  For me, it’s a full day, … Continue reading

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ESTATE and RETAIL KIT BLOWOUT – SAVE BIG BUCKS!

I’ve GOT to make room in my limited space in the basement.  I have many Estate kits that I’ve obtained and haven’t been dragging to events.  Also, the last bit of my commercial Aerographics and West Wings kits have to … Continue reading

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Something Different – Kit Build

This blog post will cover something I almost never do – the build of a kit (other than my own). For a couple years, I’ve wanted to “prove” that a couple of specific kits that people automatically discount are worth … Continue reading

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October Update on Products & Projects – It’s Long!

It’s been awhile since I gave a real update, so this will be a LONG post with lots of information, so stay with me and read it all! The tile installation is DONE, although we still need to put all … Continue reading

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FAC Outdoor Champs & Ted Dock Contests – Report #2 – OT Stick & Miscellaneous

Video at the bottom… Mini vs. Mega When we arrived Wednesday afternoon, several people were already on the field test flying.  The weather was beautiful.  As we test flew planes, you could not help but stand and watch Tom Hallman … Continue reading

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FAC Outdoor Champs & Ted Dock Contests – Report #1 – Do You Still Beat Your Kids?

This is the first of at least three articles I plan to write about the contests this weekend. I will be writing them in order of most recent to that which occurred first (reverse order).  This is the most recent; … Continue reading

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