Before and after shot of when a battery decides to catch fire. Notice that we charge our batteries in the grill with the lid closed in case this would happen when left unattended. Good thing but lost everything in there. - feeling sad
Everyone that ever flys RC planes, know what this feels like. We call these a "two bagger" as it takes two garbage bags to put all the junk in!
I was one of the first to build and fly this kit. It was called "Sweet Sixteen". It was all foam and had a one piece wing with wire struts to hold it together. It had a Fox 78 for power. It was the biggest RC Plane in US back in the 70's. It took off in 15' and flew very slow. I have the original first flight on video somewhere. I still have it stored in an old house. It's almost 50 years old. - feeling happy
We had a local guy that must have built 40 plus of these aeromasters and sold them locally. all had quadra 42 and 52 engines on them. He made the canopies out of plastic pop bottles and the round cowls out of white plastic clorox bleach bottle bottoms. At every fun fly, you would see 4 or 5 of them.
Beau with his Goldberg Extra 300. It had an Enya 120 4 stroke. He was one of the best flyers in the club even at his age.
Well I stated bulldozing the top of the hill 25 years ago and here is the flyfield 25 years later! The road grader helped a lot!
Finishing up the Bronco. Roll bar in. Ordered another Big tire and wheel for the back tire rack. Here's a couple pics of it in the Original 'Yenko Chevrolet" showroom in Bentleyville, PA I store my 30 model A in there too!
Click on video and then watch it "FULL SCREEN". Tyler actually out-runs Dave on the ground on one of his low fly-bys! Little guy is fast! lol - feeling amused
More visitors at Missed Approach Fly Field!
What ever happened to the Cherokee? Tony! Such a neat scale plane!