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Smokin Joe shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 weeks ago

Some of the planes that Beau flew to trim for Tyler, and old faithflull 3D Hobby extra! That was 2 days ago.

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Smokin Joe shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 weeks ago

Jeff and KP relaxing while the batteries charged and the wind died down!

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Smokin Joe shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 4 weeks ago

I got a Phanthom 4 pro plus drone over the winter and Ken Potter brought out his DJ Mavic 2 drone also. We took some videos and I got to take some in-flight videos of Jeff flying his Eflite Timber today! - feeling happy

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I74 shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 1 month ago

Am on the home stretch on the F4 - PSS ''slope jet''.
The whole top side is paint, no decals.
Am having 2nd thoughts of even flying it now,,
''way to much time in it''
Probably will though …..

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Smokin Joe Looks like a fast plane!! Forget the decals, fly it! 4 weeks ago
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I74 I made the ''yellow'' Blue Angels arrow for the bottom fuse out of Monokote trim sheet, but that's all I' am putting on it for graphics. I cut out a tail number ''5'' also , & set it up where it would live on that side of the vert stab,, but just didn't like it. Am not going to do any more detail work to it either. Think it looks plenty ''spiff' just the way it is. Ian 4 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe Did it come blue already? 3 weeks ago
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I74 No Joe, it was given to me pretty much destroyed back to the inlets. I made all the parts for it,, plus my own paint work, stream lining & wing mods. ect. ect…. Here are some early pics. 3 weeks ago
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What's happening at Missed Approach? Doing any flying? I only got out once so far.

Smokin Joe Just a few of us. We got some flying in today. Everyone is so busy. We had 3 of us at the field today. Flew some planes and some drones. 4 weeks ago
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I74 shared a photo. 2 months ago

Not sure if I ever showed this pic of me slope flying my DG - 1000 with a Bald Eagle a few years back..<br />
Span on the DG is 6.5ft.''2m'',, so you can figure the span on the eagle @ around 4 1/2 ft.<br />
That was my record ''totally unpowered'' slope flight of 1hr. & 2 min. I flew with the Eagle for about 4 min.<br />
He was real cool with me, & I think he was ''digg'n'' it. LOL.

I74 Added,, That DG ended up biting the dust ''RIP'', a couple of years later,, due to compressibility from getting sucked up into a thermal @ over 1000ft. looking like less than 1/4 inch long,,,& then getting affected by turbulence ect.,, & then getting pushed down into a dive @ over an est. 100mph ! At that speed, the control surfaces were useless,, ''Like the P - 38 ''ect.. I almost saved it... Show more 2 months ago
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Smokin Joe Wow, never witnessed a sailplane crash! 3 weeks ago
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Smokin Joe I thought they would just drift away like what happens at our field when the pilot hand launched his 049 sailplane and forgot to turn his transmitter and sailplane on. It was still perfectly trimmed! Flew away perfect until it was out of sight! 3 weeks ago
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I74 Performance ''scale type'' Sailplane's, can pick up ''a lot of speed'' real quick ! ,, especially in a dive. 3 weeks ago
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Weather is real funky here in east central Iowa at the moment,,
& haven't got a chance to fly yet.
Think part of it is due to the air quality improved ,, due to less pollution in the air from the Pandemic, & people not driving ect..
They say that LA has the clearest skyline in decades .
Air pollution creates heat, & I think that's why the air temps have been cooler, & affecting the weather patterns.
Once I get to fly though, with the ground temps being higher than the air temps,, I think the sailplane flying should really benefit from this, creating more lift.

Bill Weston shared 7 photos in the My Planes album 2 months ago

Started on the flyfield and ended up over the hill down in the creek! lol Too windy to fly, but not "FLY FISH"! Caught me a trout! - feeling happy

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Tony Hallo Nice! 2 months ago
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I74 shared a photo. 3 months ago

Here is a shot of my little 'hot rod' Orion sailing yacht, that I picked up from Scotland a couple months back. little sucker scoots,, & has a 'very' long keel & streamlined ballast bulb.
It shares parts with the DF 65,, which is currently the most popular club R/C sailing yacht in the world. We have a killer pond down the street, but also have a resident Gander Goose that doesn't like my boat. LOL

Smokin Joe Look like fun! 3 months ago
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I74 Yea it is Joe, except for that ''huge'' Gander Goose that paddles out & tries to block my course. With a moderate wind I can usually sail faster than he can paddle though. 'LOL' ! ... R/C Buddy of mine from Australia told me I should make a copy pic. of a foul delicacy like 'Peking Duck'' & attach it to the mast, & maybe he might get the idea … ''LOL''!!!!!!!! 3 months ago
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Smokin Joe I had some electric boats for my grandson and we tried them in the local creek in the back yard. It always got crap wound up around the propellers. I wised up and got the "Air Boats" with the props and dual rudders. Still us them. 2 months ago
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I74 I had an Air boat once , Joe,, among the ''many''' other serious racing boats of different type thru out the years .... The Air boat was kind of a Hydro hull with an Evolution .46 on it. Had to modify it ''of course'' ,, like all my other stuff.,,, to get it to plane out half way decent. LOL.. That Evo nitro engine was pretty impressive... If it dries up by Thurs., we will probably go flying. .. I 2 months ago
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Rockin Daddy shared a photo. 3 months ago

Got your email. Sure missed having the Finleyville fun fly anymore. I had fun being the resident DJ! To bad for all that wind! I'm a permanent resident of Florida now. Miss you guys!

Tony Hallo Just noticed that's my One Design at the bottom of the photo. I believe this was the first year you had it Joe. 3 months ago
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Bill Weston liked Bill Weston's photo 3 months ago
Smokin Joe shared Dave K.'s photo 3 months ago

Love this crew!

Dave, check out the video on the right column with the cobra and Moki motor. Sounds awesome. He's from Mon Valley Club!

Smokin Joe shared a photo. 3 months ago

Hey Jeff, Look what Bob Gunchuck gave me today! "IT"S BACKIIIIII" - feeling shocked

Bill Weston Oh no, I remember it! I think you flew it once for Jeff! 3 months ago
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Jeff Martin O NO !! 3 months ago
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