Phantom Works

Well, it is official now, there will be no F4 ride for me! So sad! The money is gone!

Instead I have a new shop in the back yard, almost ready to go! It was not quite supersonic, but it went up FAST! Here is the build site at 7AM ...

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Learn Something New Every Day

What did you learn today? Did you intentionally (or accidentally) step out and look at something new today, and learn something in the process? I try to do that all the time, and I suspect I have been doing that my whole life. I have no intention of stopping!

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Vacations End

Well, I am back home now, trying to get back into the swing of my recovery lifestyle.

I have always believed that you should have as many days after a vacation to recover as you were gone, so it will take me a bout 13 days to complete my reintegration ...

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AMA Nationals - Day 5

Today was the last day of the AMA National Free Flight competition, and modelers flew rubber events, and the largest gas powered models of the meet. These big planes have wings with over 1000 square inches of surface and use very large gas engines.

D Free Flight model 1

These things are huge!

D Free Flight model 2

Fighting the ...

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More Nationals Flying

Today was another very nice day for Free Flight models. The sun was out and the wind was light. That made flying pretty nice. There were enough thermals to catch many airplanes and get them to their "max" time, which was two minutes today, with a limited engine run. That ...

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The AMA Nationals

Jim Coffin Launching

This week I am reliving something I did a lot of, 40-50 years ago. I am spending time at a competition attended by several hundred folks from all over the country. These folks, and their families, are spending their days in an 1100 acre field owned by the Academy of ...

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Transporting the Toys

It is always fun looking at how model airplane builders get their models to the flying sites. I took a number of pictures showing how the competitors did things this week:

Transporter 1

The simple way is just stuff things into the back of an SUV. A fair number of modelers did ...

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