to my home page. I have tried to keep it as simple as possible to keep
download times to a minimum.
just beginning to get my feet wet in web page design, so please bare with me as
my skills grow!!!
to say ,it will be under construction most of the time. If you recognize
anybody in the old photos, please let me know who they are so I can identify
I live in the Northeast corner of Georgia †and I have been involved
in modeling since the late 40ís. A lot of off and on due to jobs and home
projects (ie, Honey Do Lists!) I still do not have the time to devote to the
hobby as I would like, but, maybe one of these days... Flying space is scarce
in this area, and since I have a rather large backyard, although not very
smooth, I chose to concentrate on my first choice of aircraft, which just
happens to be rotary!!! I started in R/C in about 1955 with a Mambo and a
Berkley DE Aerotrol. I still have it!! After 4 + years in the Air Force I
acquired a ControlAir Single Ch. Galloping Ghost and then a Min-X Galloping
Ghost system that I flew(attempted to fly) in a MayFly and CG Falcon Jr.
I acquired my first true proportional radio in about 1968 which was a Kraft
Gold Series Single Stick in a Kraft Ugly Stick.. My good friend, the late
George Jordan of Cocoa Fl. helped me keep it in one piece! I added a Heathkit
transmitter to my collection and finally moved up to a ACE Silver Seven S/S...I
now fly an ACE Micropro 8000 S/S, a Micro Star 8000, and a couple of low end
Hitecís for electric planks. First heli was a Heliboy, and was taught to setup
and fly by my good friend Bill Youmans. After moving to Georgia from Florida in '82, I did not participate in the hobby for about 10 years...I
still have the Heliboy (flyable for nostaliga events) 2 bent frame Xcells,a
plain Shuttle with a Hughs 500 fuse and a Raptor.. As time permits, I am
working on a scale project of a Sikorsky H-19 (S-55)..I intend to mould and
layup my own fuse.. I will post pictures as I make progress.. Will
probably use one of the Xcell mechanics.. Since my eye sight is not as good as
it once was, most of my flying has to be low and slow...I am trying to master
precision hovering, but have a long way to go!!
Latest adventure is machine
tools.† I have an EMCO Maximat V10-P and
a Harbor Freight 33686 mill/drill. I am just learning to use them as I have
almost no experience in machining. I have a Unimat SL 1000 that my wife gave me
for Christmas in 1964.† I am in the
process of building a minature steam engine from† bar stock for the experience.† I will post pictures of my projects and tools
as soon as I learn how to finish building this web page!!