Category Archives: Events

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

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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September – Distractions and Progress

A discovery was made at the Kit Factory:  retirement doesn’t always mean 100% model airplanes – I got corralled into replacing 400 square feet of carpet with tile in the lower level of our house.  Ok, I volunteered since it … Continue reading

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PEANUT – the Loneliest Event

I have built a lot of Peanut scale planes.  I have no idea how many, but Walt Mooney’s Peanut plans in Model Builder magazine is what gave me my start and inspiration in Free Flight.  That size remains my favorite … Continue reading

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