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Forum: Foamies 09-08-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Temperatures in my new locale have pretty much...

Temperatures in my new locale have pretty much been 90s and up, but towards evening, the wind has been low enough to take some small electric helicopters and quads up.
Back when I lived in Ohio, I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-07-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 111,447
Posted By 50+AirYears
Just moved into a new house, and it's been kind...

Just moved into a new house, and it's been kind of warm to complete my new outside shop (12' X 20') here in SC, so while at Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago, I picked up a little Chinese made pseudo...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 101,639
Posted By 50+AirYears
Moved into the new house, but as far as setting...

Moved into the new house, but as far as setting up the outside shop and sheds, I don't mix too well with 90+ degree temperatures.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 101,639
Posted By 50+AirYears
Yahoo. Closed today. 3 bedroom house with a...

Yahoo. Closed today. 3 bedroom house with a trio of outbuildings. Hopefully withing a month or so, we'll have the house ready to move into. One of the outbuildings has a 12 foot workbench. All...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-25-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 101,639
Posted By 50+AirYears
Our house search in SC may finally be over. I...

Our house search in SC may finally be over. I haven't been able to work on any kind of model for almost a year. We found a suitable house in our price range, the inspection revealed a number of...
Forum: Foamies 01-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
I'm getting a bit concerned about flying weather...

I'm getting a bit concerned about flying weather here where I've moved to in South Carolina. In 1990, I started on the AMA All Weather Flyer initiative. That was in Northern Ohio, where it gets...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 69,650
Posted By 50+AirYears
Probably not too many converted weed whacker...

Probably not too many converted weed whacker engines out there anymore, except by do-it-yourselfers.
Forum: Foamies 01-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Had what I considered flying weather the last...

Had what I considered flying weather the last couple days, Tuesday 27 and 8 mph wind, and Wednesday 44 and 10 mph winds, but I transplanted from Ohio to SC, and most of my stuff is in storage units...
Forum: Foamies 09-29-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Piloterror, that's why when I go out to the...

Piloterror, that's why when I go out to the field, I almost always take a few extra things with me, like a couple free flight hand launched gliders, boomerang, a book or two to read, and occasionally...
Forum: Foamies 09-28-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Well, the latest news in my attempts to find a...

Well, the latest news in my attempts to find a suitable shop and storage shed, possibly with a house attached, is still in limbo. We are #2 in our bid for a suitable location we found, but the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-16-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 111,447
Posted By 50+AirYears
Not sure if I want to call it a plane, but my...

Not sure if I want to call it a plane, but my newest flying thing is a heliquad, or whatever the heck you call them, called a Sky Viper, 69.95 at a local Target.Kind of fun to fly. Got it out of...
Forum: Foamies 09-16-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Trying to find a new workshop, maybe with a house...

Trying to find a new workshop, maybe with a house attached, in our price range, has kind of been cutting into my flying time. In fact, at this date, I have logged less than 1/3 of the number of...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 09-15-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,298
Posted By 50+AirYears
Over the last week or so, I had several...

Over the last week or so, I had several unintended ground contacts with my new Sky Viper quad copter. All but one while helping a 6 year old ball of energy who I also call granddaughter learn to fly...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-15-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,531
Posted By 50+AirYears
I just have a 22" tool box I got some years ago...

I just have a 22" tool box I got some years ago from Lowe's for around $20. I keep several chargers, an outlet strip, and a 600 watt inverter, and my Triton with equalizer along with some various...
Forum: Foamies 04-25-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
No sun today here on the Sunny South Shore of...

No sun today here on the Sunny South Shore of Lake Erie. In fact, last time I was outside, it was around 41 degrees, windy, and raining. A couple Canada Geese walked over to the park across the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-25-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 111,447
Posted By 50+AirYears
I picked up a little Interceptor, a small...

I picked up a little Interceptor, a small indoor/outdoor heli from Wally-Mart. Gyro equipped, also has an LED for lighting. Seems very easy to fly. I've flown it in my basement, and also on my...
Forum: Foamies 04-22-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Saturday was one of those days when I didn't have...

Saturday was one of those days when I didn't have anything to do around the house, so the weather was a balmy 40 F with a 25 mph wind. Today, about 55, 5 mph, and a bunch of hunnydos. No justice in...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 04-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,298
Posted By 50+AirYears
Does this count as a crash? I was rearranging...

Does this count as a crash? I was rearranging some stuff on a shelving unit in the garage when one of the shelves collapsed, dropping onto one of my best FF hand Launched Gliders, best Catapault...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 111,447
Posted By 50+AirYears
Walking through a Wallymart last Friday, I...

Walking through a Wallymart last Friday, I spotted what seemed to be a decent deal. A small helli called the Interceptor. Coax rotor, 3 channels, gyro. Supposed to be flyable outside in calm...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 03-04-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,298
Posted By 50+AirYears
I have to say that sawing a 2" limb off a tree,...

I have to say that sawing a 2" limb off a tree, even if it was almost 40' long, was not as satisfying as a couple times at other fields, chopping down 8" or 10" trees with an old GI machette. Better...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 03-04-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 157,298
Posted By 50+AirYears
Not today, actually last Monday, and maybe not...

Not today, actually last Monday, and maybe not really a crash. Flying in the park across the street, I kind of misjudged the wind drift (about 12 mph, 28 degrees F) and realized I was over the woods...
Forum: Foamies 03-03-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Had a couple days where it warmewd up to the high...

Had a couple days where it warmewd up to the high 20s early this week, so I ducked across the street to the park with my Island Hopper. On the second flight, wind drift took me over the trees lining...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-01-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,762
Posted By 50+AirYears
I don't know if I mentioned it in my last post,...

I don't know if I mentioned it in my last post, 2005, but I fly electric because it's a nice addition to all other types of flying I do.
Forum: Foamies 01-13-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
Finished with some chores around 4:00 today. ...

Finished with some chores around 4:00 today. Temp was 63 (In January in Northern Ohio, yet!). Wind was about 4-5. So, I got out the Island Hopper, went across the street to the swamp (rain...
Forum: Foamies 01-12-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
What a day it could have been Friday. Wind was...

What a day it could have been Friday. Wind was around 6 to 8, temperature was unbelievable for this time of year on the Sunny Southern Shore of Lake Erie. The thermometer on my Vibe actually hit...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-07-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 69,650
Posted By 50+AirYears
As far as I'm concerned, the choice of powerplant...

As far as I'm concerned, the choice of powerplant is personal choice, not subject to someone else's predjudices or preferences. So, for power, my choice depends on what I'm flying at any given...
Forum: Foamies 11-21-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,605
Views: 348,983
Posted By 50+AirYears
About 4 this afternoon, sunny, temperature about...

About 4 this afternoon, sunny, temperature about 55, wind less than 2 mph. Got 5 flights in across the street at the park. Trouble is, with EST, it starts getting too dark to see well a little...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-14-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By 50+AirYears
Kind of funny. 20, 30 years ago, I never gave a...

Kind of funny. 20, 30 years ago, I never gave a thought to wind. Flew 1/2A in 20 mph, flew a couple times in 50+ mph winds. In fact, my club once flew a fun fly while a wind indicator was showing...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-14-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,004
Posted By 50+AirYears
A few years ago, I started noticing my knees...

A few years ago, I started noticing my knees starting to give me some trouble. Also a bit of trouble tying shoe laces. Figured 224 was a bit much for just over 5' 6". Got down to just under 200,...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 10-14-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By 50+AirYears
I've never had trouble flying in high winds. ...

I've never had trouble flying in high winds. Taking off, yes. Landing, definitely. But not flying.
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