Yes Haoyang and Gary!

Weeks ago we posted a photo and asked for the deliberate building mistake.

I forgot to announce that Haoyang wryly observed that it was a regular prop on a pusher, and Gary Hinze hit the nail on the head with the backwards wing.

I have yet to find out if it flies, but my guess is it will.



Because of the recent winds, Marin Aero Club members have taken to philosophical musings.

Here's a report from Paul about conditions a couple of weeks ago . . . .

It was bit windy but I could not  draw inference from the movement of the birds because they, for some reason, weren't flying. 

So I sat in my Jeep, keeping the doors tightly closed because of the wind, and closed my eyes, and I flew to the far end of the Universe, and a black hole sucked me in, and the time stopped, and the light was bent, and the space was warped, and there were no shadows.

And then the hole spat me out and I was sitting in my Jeep with the doors tightly closed, and it was bit windy, and the birds weren't flying so I went home. Paul


Gales at Lakeville

Actually, there's a missing apostrophe from the title.

It wasn't the greatest day (Thursday 2/3), but Gale flew and here are the pictures to prove it. I mentioned before that our leader George Benson doesn't like having his picture taken. His license plate might provide clues.


Wonderful Thursday

We met at Lakeville on Thursday morning - 1/29/15. Rubber boots were de rigueur  on account of the wet grass and mustard. The mustard was humming with thousands of bees from the nearby commercial hives. It was sunny, fairly calm, no thermals. But lots of good flight.

George's Island Flyer went up like a rocket, and way up high it circled and drifted northeast.
George isn't crazy about having his picture taken, so the one below of him "on the retrieve" is with a telephoto and blurred a bit to protect his true identity. George wasn't clear about whether the DT was set on the island Flyer, let's leave it at that.

Jerry's whatever you call it looks spectacular in flight and static.

Phobi's newish whatever you call it appears poised for an out of sight flight every launch, while she works on finessing the nose-block-falling-out DT.

The Vindicator flew on the rails - a vindication of sorts.

So it was a great morning, and a lucky break so early in the year.

The Fury is almost finished.

Once the spinner is painted, I can balance and fly the Fury. Then figure out what to do about the huge scoop between the wheels.