Friday, January 28, 2011

A Great 4-Channel "Trainer"

This little ParkZone T-28 Ultra Micro just won my heart yesterday! She flew straight out of the box on my DX6i with very little trimming. She was faster than expected, too. I even landed her--sort of! And, there was a 10-12 mph wind that varied in direction somewhat. Such a wind would have folded my little Mustang.

After a few training flights on the Ember 2, the jump to the T-28 UM is a logical move. Available at Horizon Hobby and elsewhere, for speed.
Good Flying!

Note: per the T-28 manual for first flights, I've cut the Dual Rate for all surface controls down to 70% on my DX6i, for a 30% reduction in input to the control surfaces. This cuts down on sudden, exaggerated responses until a pilot is READY for them!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The MaObama MiG-15

Student Pilots must first complete an approved course in Black Liberation Theology by Comrade Reverend Wright before flying the People's Jet Fighter. This insures that the pilots will be more than good communists; they will be ANGRY communists, motivated to poke every American in the eye.
     Loaded with inexpensive Chinese circuitry, I do not expect the above jet to last long. I pray what it symbolizes does not last long either: evil tyrannical oppression of God-given Liberty to Man.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Fish of Dreams

     As much as I love this new life venture of flying miniature versions of what I once briefly flew, I still have vivid dreams of fish. This one, here above, popped into my sleep last night. "Click" him to magnify his grace, and see. He's a Blackie, a black drum, Pogonias cromis. I know he looks whitish, but that's because he's so HUGE, around fifty pounds or so. When they're babies, they have black stripes, hence the name "black drum". I threw a purple and creme Merkin crab fly I'd tied up for reds at him, and he would have nothing to do with it. I had not lead him enough as he was cruising and, with his eyes facing forward rather than looking down as when feeding, he probably saw my leader and the game was up.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Call of History in Good against Evil

From RAF Group Captain Johnnie Johnson, leading Allied Ace, written in  his great Tomb Wing Leader :

     ".....they turned better than the Messerschmitt (109), for we had all our work cut out to shake them off....these brutes....superior to the Messerschmitt and COMPLETELY OUTCLASSED OUR SPITFIRE 5s."

This startling observation was in November of 1941, at the introduction of Kurt Tank's Focke-Wulff 190 into the Theatre over occupied France. The battle of upgrading and countering on both sides would escalate.....

We must keep these noble birds forever in our lives, or they will, if we neglect them, reform in a new incarnation to shake the very foundations of Liberty and threaten freedom around the world, as the Focke- Wulff under Hitler did, for a time....
Opportunity and a new tyrant or tyrants hope the free people forget how it all played out when we were engaged, and not asleep.........