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I74 shared a photo. 6 days 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 6 days 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 3 weeks 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! 3 weeks ago
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I74 shared a photo. 1 month 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! 1 month 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''!!!!!!!! 1 month 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. 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
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Rockin Daddy shared a photo. 1 month 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. 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe shared Dave K.'s photo 1 month 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. 1 month 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! 1 month ago
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Jeff Martin O NO !! 1 month ago
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Mike Wilson shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 1 month ago

Joe Nall is officially cancelled this year! - feeling sad

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Smokin Joe Oh well, I wasn't going anyway! 1 month ago
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Bill Weston Me neither, lucky I make it to the field! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe shared a photo. 1 month ago

Here's an old one! Bill Weston, Smokin Joe, matt, Mike Wilson, and Charlie Erb. Most are still flying on my flyfield to this day! - feeling cool

Tony Hallo Everyone has gray hair now! 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo What day does everyone fly Joe, would like to visit you some day if you don't mind. 1 month ago
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Mike Wilson I got a little gray in my beard and what hair I got left is starting to turn. lol Look at all those antennas sticking out of the transmitters! Dual conversion "Gold" FM. The latest in technology! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe Since most of us are retired, it really doesn't matter anymore! lol Just let me know when the weather is nice and I can call a couple flyer and set up a date! 1 month ago
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I74 Early 90's ?? 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe Yeah, your right on! lol 1 month ago
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Bill Weston Wow, I was "Skinny"! 1 month ago
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Rockin Daddy Those were the days, I was just a beginner. Thanks Knuck for teaching me how to fly! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe shared a photo. 1 month ago

Ran across an old picture of my Giant Telemaster. 150" wingspan with a sachs 4.2 motor. It was a glider tow plane.

Mike Wilson You always had the biggest planes in the club! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe I remember that I had the biggest RC plane back in the early 70's. It was called the "Sweet sixteen". I was an all foam kit and was advertised as the biggest RC plane kit in the world.! Some guy bought the first one in the west and I had the 2nd one sold in the USA. Still got what's left of it in the old house. Used a Fox .78! Motor still on it! 1 month ago
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Bill Weston The telemasters flew great! I see why you needed that van! 1 month ago
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Smokin Joe shared a photo. 1 month ago

Too Many planes, need more pilots! This is the "little" hangar!lol

I74 I'd fly some of them for you Joe, if I lived a day closer. LOL 1 month ago
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Tony Hallo I see now why it's called a hanger! 1 month ago
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Bill Weston There's more in there now! 1 month ago
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Bill Weston There is triple that in the big Hangar! 1 month ago
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Jeff Martin shared a photo. 1 month ago

Getting ready for the 'Maiden"! - feeling happy

Smokin Joe Nice prop! 1 month ago
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I74 ''Love them Spitty's'' ! 1 month ago
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Knuck shared a photo. 1 month ago

Old time pic of me after winning the Quickee 500 race years ago at the old field. Look at dad's Rolling Rock plane!

Mike Wilson I remember those planes! 1 month ago
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Bill Weston I had a quickee 500 too! 1 month ago
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Rockin Daddy I remember making all those trophies and the Glemba's winning them all! lol I at least got one of them! 1 month ago
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