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Tinman
01-26-2007, 04:40 PM
Happy TGIF everyone!

firemanbill
01-26-2007, 05:14 PM
Same to ya Bud.

Cold enough for ya???:rolleyes:

gsk11740
01-26-2007, 05:15 PM
Happy TGIF everyone!

Amen Brother!

Tinman
01-26-2007, 05:18 PM
Same to ya Bud.

Cold enough for ya???:rolleyes:

Yes very cold!

Coldest day of the tear so far. I just got a SuperCub in the mail last night. I wish I could fly it this weekend! Doesn't look like thats going to happen though :( Think Spring!! :D

gsk11740
01-26-2007, 06:09 PM
Yes very cold!

Coldest day of the tear so far. I just got a SuperCub in the mail last night. I wish I could fly it this weekend! Doesn't look like thats going to happen though :( Think Spring!! :D

Winter finally got here too which means the wind isn't going to stop blowing until April. :(

Crash Test Dummy
01-26-2007, 06:17 PM
I have to work on Saturdays, but I'm off on Fridays so........Happy TGIF back at ya!!!

CTD

aviatordave
01-26-2007, 10:33 PM
Yes, TGIF! I had off today so this is a 3 day weekend for me. The wife and I went to the casino on the Mississippi today...I left empty handed but she had her lady luck :)

firemanbill
01-26-2007, 10:37 PM
well as long as she's happy right Dave?! When my wife's happy I'm happy!

Very cold here today... 22 this morning, and most of the day, but it's supposed to be 58 tomorrow!:eek:

Tinman
01-26-2007, 10:40 PM
58 tomarrow?!

Im near Pittsburgh PA, wonder how far away that is from you Bill. Send some of that warm weather up here to melt the snow!

firemanbill
01-26-2007, 10:43 PM
Wish I could bud!

Tinman
01-26-2007, 10:44 PM
I think i've been to Yorktown.... when I was younger, isn't there a aircraft carrier there?

I spent the night on it when I was in boy scouts..

fun time!

aviatordave
01-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Heck we hit 40 degrees here...all heading east :( Saturday is looking at a high of 16 degrees F.

But I will be flying tomorrow, this I promise everyone. Indoor at our concert arena! Inside will be a balmy 70 degrees with 0 winds - I wonder if the guys in OZ can beat that?...lol

firemanbill
01-26-2007, 11:05 PM
I think i've been to Yorktown.... when I was younger, isn't there a aircraft carrier there?

I spent the night on it when I was in boy scouts..

fun time!

There is a whole bunch of them in Norfolk at the Naval Base but not in Yorktown.

Yorktown is where the battlefield is where Cornwallis surrendered to Washington to end the Revolutionary War. It is part of the Historic triangle in Colonial VA, Yorktown, Jameston and Williamsburg are all right together.
I live about 10 miles from the Victory monument in Yorktown

gsk11740
01-26-2007, 11:08 PM
Happy TGIF everyone!

And as for TGIF, I can't think of a better way to celebrate than slaughtering six Old Speckled Hens. ;)

aviatordave
01-26-2007, 11:17 PM
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Dinner at Gary's house !!!!!

firemanbill
01-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Sounds good to me! Let's go!:D

gsk11740
01-26-2007, 11:21 PM
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Dinner at Gary's house !!!!!

Well, I was expecting some sort of reaction but that wasn't it.

This was the "Old Speckled Hens" I was referring to, and I think after two of these things, I'm gonna be on the floor! :p

Tinman
01-26-2007, 11:29 PM
Well, I was expecting some sort of reaction but that wasn't it.

This was the "Old Speckled Hens" I was referring to, and I think after two of these things, I'm gonna be on the floor! :p

Now we are talking!!!!

aviatordave
01-26-2007, 11:36 PM
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I'll bring the pizza, you already have the (good) beer! I only splurge like that on paydays!

Tinman
01-26-2007, 11:39 PM
Shoot i dont know what ill bring ... ill think of something.

Yeah Dave I dont splurge on the good beer unless its pay check friday.


Thats next friday!!! :)

Tinman
01-26-2007, 11:51 PM
Im still at work :( thank goodness I have WattFlyer up!

gsk11740
01-27-2007, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I guess you could call $14 a six-pack "splurge". Thank God the only place I can find that sells it is a good 45 minute drive from me! By the way, after two of these things, my keyboard and monitor are starting to tilt. It says 5.2% on the label but the Brits must have a different way of measuring.

aviatordave
01-27-2007, 01:12 AM
Hey..Icehouse has 5.5% (just happens to be what I have in front of me right now :))

of course, its like comparing a Yugo to a Vette, Icehouse is only $3.64 for a sixer


<funny...this thread started out with 'Good Morning' and it went right to beer...lol>

TLyttle
01-27-2007, 02:31 AM
Hey wait... Up here, TGIF has to do with instructing kids about putting on shoes... "Toes Go In First"...

Tinman
01-27-2007, 02:33 AM
Hey..Icehouse has 5.5% (just happens to be what I have in front of me right now :))

of course, its like comparing a Yugo to a Vette, Icehouse is only $3.64 for a sixer


<funny...this thread started out with 'Good Morning' and it went right to beer...lol>

Yeah funny how that went to beer! :D

If I told you I didn't see that comming I would be a liar :)

gsk11740
01-27-2007, 02:36 AM
<funny...this thread started out with 'Good Morning' and it went right to beer...lol>

Good morning is Coffee

Now it's evening where I am. That equals Beer, er, excuse me, ALE! :D (actually, I think it had something to do with Friday)

By the way, I only had 2 and WOW! That stuff packs a wallop! And I thought Brits were all into Tea. Even the Budweiser Clydesdales don't have a kick like this!

Tinman
01-27-2007, 02:44 AM
Yes it is evening now, beer is the drink of choice especially since it is friday!

Beer thirty on my watch.

Im drinking a few beers searching for a scale RC Pitts Special.

I better lock up my credit card. No drinking and shopping! :D

gsk11740
01-27-2007, 02:48 AM
I better lock up my credit card. No drinking and shopping! :D

Good case in point is my last posts in the "I want to build a ARF" thread. I'm dangerously close to spending money on a plane that I know I can't afford!

Tinman
01-27-2007, 02:55 AM
Right!

And you saw the hundred dollar Pitts I want to get! Better save my money!

No internet purchases for awhile. My Super CUB is sitting behind me still in the box :( To snowy and cold to fly.... Plus the wife will get mad if she sees another big box on the porch from the FED EX guy!

gsk11740
01-27-2007, 02:59 AM
The 80" Super Cub I was looking at is only ("only"?) $159, however, I figure it will cost about 4 times that amount in Outrunner, ESC and very expensive LiPos to get that thing in the air! Suddenly, it doesn't look so good. :(

Tinman
01-27-2007, 03:02 AM
Yeah that adds up pretty quick Gary, not to mention the man hours to get it built.

You got to admit though, seeing a 80" super cub do a loop would be awesome!!!

gsk11740
01-27-2007, 03:20 AM
Well, like it says under my ID on the left, I'm "Certifiably Crazy". :rolleyes: I'll probably get it anyway and stuff it away for later. I would love building something like that though. Maybe by the time I got it built, LiPos and such will have come down to more reasonable prices. I'm still watching these A123 batteries to see how they work out. Someting as big as an 80" wingspan plane, weight isn't as critical and I might even be able to get away with NiMh packs.

Oh well, by tomorrow, the "Old Hens" won't be roosting in my head and I'll be thinking "normally" again.

Grasshopper
01-27-2007, 03:21 AM
Hey Tinman, Here's an ARF Pitts. I have one of these waiting to be put together. It's a really nice ARF. It's made by Richmodels in China and I love the quality of them. I have 7 different planes from Richmodels now and all of them have been good.

http://www.hobbyworld3000.com/rh-pitts-380-airplane.html

Tom

Airhead
01-27-2007, 03:29 AM
Hope ya'll havin' a great friday. I know i'm late but my workday starts a little later than most..Normal people.
It was about 49 degrees here this afternoon...I think that is cool for Alabamer..lately its been high 20's in the morning. Kinda chilly..

Tinman
01-27-2007, 12:24 PM
Hey Tinman, Here's an ARF Pitts. I have one of these waiting to be put together. It's a really nice ARF. It's made by Richmodels in China and I love the quality of them. I have 7 different planes from Richmodels now and all of them have been good.

http://www.hobbyworld3000.com/rh-pitts-380-airplane.html

Tom


Thanks Tom, it looks like it comes with everything you neesd?

Grasshopper
01-27-2007, 02:40 PM
Since it's an ARF, you would need a radio and RX, servos, ESC, motor, and a few servo extensions.

Tinman
01-27-2007, 02:52 PM
Cool thanks Tome thats what I thought..

I want to get a DX-6 (I didnt a bunch of research and I figured this is the way to go)

Im sorry for all the questions but could you look at this link...

http://www.coxmodels.com/prodinfo.asp?number=006400

If I get the DX6 (that comes with servos) and this ARF Christen Eagle kit I will have everything to get it flying? (Not counting and hobby supplies)

thanks so much for your help!

TLyttle
01-28-2007, 02:22 AM
Every time the subject of beer comes up, I go back to when I had hair and was involved in oval racing. Up here in the sticks, we would race every Sat. nite, and once in a while put on a big-buck (at the time) event, and the Americans would show up to take money from the bumpkins.

When they showed up, we would be friendly-like, and offer them a beer... or two... Problem (for them) it wasn't the usual ~3% US beer, it was our proper 11% ale. "Hmmm, tastes good!" "Sure, have another"

By the end of time trials, they had trouble finding the track, never mind take any money home. A few of them caught on (didn't change the results), but the rest just showed up, ready to benchrace... and party. Wheee!

I LOVE Brit beer; amazing variety, wonderful tastes, always an event: you don't just drink it, you savour it.

Better yet, Good Morning is quite likely, due to the lack of chemicals and huge volumes required for the effect. Much better!

BradT
01-28-2007, 04:22 AM
Hey, Terry, that's another thing we have in common (besides the lack of hair, I mean), I was in oval track for the first 3 years of Langley Speedway's existence. No. 21, '50 Meteor coupe the 1st year('61 0r '62, I can't recall), same #, '55 Chevy coupe 2nd year, and the running gear from the Chevy in a '36 hudson chassis for B Modified the 3rd year. Then the kids started arriving and the hobby got too expensive:eek: . Didn't go to a track for the next 40 years, 'til my wife and I visited Kent Raceway 2 summers ago. When we went to the pits after the races, nothing had changed but the model years of the cars! The faces, smells, and "feel" were just like the "old days". Might be fun to get involved again, but then I couldn't afford to retire:rolleyes: .
Brad.

firemanbill
01-28-2007, 04:26 AM
Brad is that Langley Speedway in Hampton Virginia??? Or is there one up your way too?

BradT
01-28-2007, 04:45 AM
Bill, our's is Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Actually, that's "was", as the track closed about 10 years ago, and is now part of a large equestrian park. The nearest tracks to me now are Kent Raceway, in B.C., 1.5 hrs. East, and Arlington Speedway, in Washington State, about 2 hrs South of me.

BradT
01-28-2007, 05:50 AM
Here's a couple of pics from the "Good ol' Days", when I had hair, and gas was .25 an Imp. gal.

Airhead
01-28-2007, 08:45 AM
Hey Brad,

I'm an ol' race guy myself.. Great pictures..:)

Thanks for sharing!

firemanbill
01-28-2007, 01:38 PM
Bill, our's is Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Actually, that's "was", as the track closed about 10 years ago, and is now part of a large equestrian park. The nearest tracks to me now are Kent Raceway, in B.C., 1.5 hrs. East, and Arlington Speedway, in Washington State, about 2 hrs South of me.


That's neat. Cool pics too. We have a Langley Speedway here that is right across the street from the NASA Langley research center and right around the corner from Langley Air force Base (where I work). I cn't inagine where they came up with the name for the speedway!;)

TLyttle
01-29-2007, 04:14 AM
Ah. You young pups. The car du jour when I was in it was the '32-'34 Ford, no OHVs then. Later, when the "late-model" stocks showed up, they were the '55s etc, but the ol' Hudsons were still King on dirt.

The last racing I did was mini-stocks on a (really) short track, and I had much fun showing that the old adage "Old age and treachery beats youth and enthusiasm every time" is still viable...

All this from "Good Morning"....

BradT
01-29-2007, 06:20 AM
Terry, the class that "21" ran in was limited to Ford flathead 8s or Chev OHV 6s, no OHV V8s allowed. The Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth 6s were also legal, but never competative. The Chev 6 in the Hudson framed open wheel B Mod. worked well, but it took most of that season to get the handling sorted for our 3/8 mi. paved oval, though it did take 1st in a "Trophy Sprint" (4 lap run-off between the top 4 qualifing times in class) near the end of the season. That gave me the pole start in the race, but the right front wheel collapsed part way through the race, putting it into the wall.:mad: The repairs needed took it out for the few weeks of the remaining races, it was sold, and that was the end of the "Glory Days". Great fun while it lasted. Some of the races at Kent 2 years ago were the Mini Stocks, which I'd never seen before, but they were in the spirit of what we had been doing 40 years earlier, a relatively cheap way to get into racing.

Airhead
02-02-2007, 05:31 AM
Well,
Its almost friday here again. So, I would say good morning and have a Happy Friday.....:D
Enjoy the day!!!

Tinman
02-02-2007, 05:05 PM
Yes sir FRIDAY IS HERE once again! Hooo ray!!

Enjoy your day too!!!

Airhead
03-09-2007, 03:05 PM
Well Boys,
Its here again...Woohooo..
the sun is out .. but it is kinda windy..Hope all of you have a great day!!!:)

firemanbill
03-09-2007, 03:09 PM
Same to ya Bruce! Should be a great weekend here!:D

Tinman
03-09-2007, 04:41 PM
Right on,

should be a great weekend. We are close to busting out into the 50's! Plus with the early time change its gonna be like spring! woo ho

Airhead
04-20-2007, 03:12 PM
Good morning everyone,
Its Friday.....Woohooo..Weather outside sooks pretty good.
Maybe a nice weekend for all of us to fly... Enjoy your day!:D

Tinman
04-20-2007, 03:21 PM
Good morning Bruce!

Yeah should be a great weekend for most floks, suppose to hit 75 or so in Pittsburgh.

aviatordave
04-20-2007, 03:31 PM
Yep its Friday :)

I'm going to try to get a flight in this afternoon. Saturday will be near 80 but 20 mph winds.....so I might just go for a motorcycle ride instead!

Grasshopper
04-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Yep its Friday :)

I'm going to try to get a flight in this afternoon. Saturday will be near 80 but 20 mph winds.....so I might just go for a motorcycle ride instead!

Must be the Mid West weather Dave. It's supposed to be in the 80s here tomorrow but windy. Dang! I was all set to get the Magpie out with the new camera on it.:( Guess I'll get the Mustang convertible out.

gsk11740
04-20-2007, 04:26 PM
Yep its Friday :)

I'm going to try to get a flight in this afternoon. Saturday will be near 80 but 20 mph winds.....so I might just go for a motorcycle ride instead!

Sounds like a good idea. I wish I still had my bike. I mentioned to the wife about getting another one and was greeted with a loud NO! :(

Tinman
04-20-2007, 06:46 PM
My wife is making me sell my bike this spring. Maybe that will make you feel better.

She wants to use the money from it for a down payment on a mini van. (i'm not making that up)

gsk11740
04-20-2007, 06:50 PM
My wife is making me sell my bike this spring. Maybe that will make you feel better.

She wants to use the money from it for a down payment on a mini van. (i'm not making that up)

From a bike to a minivan. Ouch!

I think I would have been Ok buying another bike had I not made the mistake once of telling her about a near miss I had on a bike some 20 years ago. Sometimes I can be so dumb! :rolleyes:

Tinman
04-20-2007, 06:55 PM
Yep bike to a minivan, I'm all washed up. We had our baby 4 months ago and I told her I would sell the bike. Yeah Gary I made the same mistake too. I shoot my mouth off to many times about people cutting me off, and near misses. Guess thats why I'm going to be a mini bike captain.

Still have the Cessna 140 though, its a good thing it's in my dads name.

:)

aviatordave
04-20-2007, 07:00 PM
Well Brian...if it helps the pain -

I had to sell everything also when we were younger for the important stuff. Now that our kids are older I went and got my motorcycle back a few years ago. I'll most likely keep one until I am too old and senile to have a license :)

gsk11740
04-20-2007, 07:08 PM
You should have seen the look on my wife's face when she first saw my race car, uh, I mean "street car" I used to have. As soon as she spotted the full roll cage inside she announced that "This thing goes away NOW!" I hated selling that car. :(

Grasshopper
04-20-2007, 07:13 PM
Lots of sad stories. I had to sell my Corvette when my first daughter was born. It didn't make a very good family car. Now that most of the kids are pretty well grown up, I was able to get a 65 Mustang convertible last year.

gsk11740
04-20-2007, 07:19 PM
Lots of sad stories. I had to sell my Corvette when my first daughter was born. It didn't make a very good family car. Now that most of the kids are pretty well grown up, I was able to get a 65 Mustang convertible last year.

Sad stories indeed! Isn't the topic title "Good Morning"? :confused:

Grasshopper
04-20-2007, 07:21 PM
Yes, it was a good morning. Infact, it was so nice I went home at noon, got the convertible out and drove it back to work. Sunny and 78 degrees. :D

gsk11740
04-20-2007, 07:27 PM
It's 70 degrees here. I think I'll put the top down on my lawnmower and go for a cruise around the yard. :D

Tinman
04-20-2007, 07:33 PM
Well Brian...if it helps the pain -

I had to sell everything also when we were younger for the important stuff. Now that our kids are older I went and got my motorcycle back a few years ago. I'll most likely keep one until I am too old and senile to have a license :)

Thanks Dave, that makes me feel a "little" better.

:D

aviatordave
04-20-2007, 08:09 PM
Geez...we still have a balmy 64 degrees right now.......

Brian - at least you still have the Cessna! I wanted to get an ultralight but my wife said NO. In all reality...wouldnt motorcycles be more dangerous? if you looked at statistics - (I wont tell her that though)

Tinman
04-20-2007, 08:40 PM
Yeah don't mention that Dave.

You can always say that flying an ultralight is safer then driving, less things to hit in the air.

My Dad and I have been considering building an ultralight one of these days. Probably when he retires. He's an airplane mechanic.

I think I'll get some experience building some RC planes first though.

My ultralight could turn into an ultrafright!

Airhead
06-08-2007, 05:07 PM
Good morning everyone,
And a Happy TGIF to ya'll. :ws: Hope all you folks have a GREAT DAY!!
Take care...

Tinman
06-08-2007, 10:35 PM
You to Bruce! TGIF!

airmail wf
06-09-2007, 12:42 AM
TGIF Everyone.......It's raining cats and dogs here. Alot of really neat lightning:tc::tc::tc:

Tinman
06-09-2007, 12:47 AM
Raining like crazy here too. Don't you love Western Pennsylvania weather? I'm going to build an ark.

Airhead
06-09-2007, 03:09 AM
Hi guys,
We could use a little rain here...but not when I wanna go flyin'..:blah:

airmail wf
06-09-2007, 03:11 AM
Raining like crazy here too. Don't you love Western Pennsylvania weather? I'm going to build an ark.

50 cubits by 100 cubits......Who said that?????:silly: