Saturday, September 12, 2009

1/2 Scale R/C Plane Show

My nephew belongs to a RC plane club The Flying Pilgrims. My thing motorcycles his thing R/C Planes, go figure. I like 'em too, just don't need another pursuit to sink cash and time into. Plus, if I crashed my B-17 that I poured a ton of hours and cash into, I would pull what’s left of my hair out. Besides, you have to admit, it is way more fun to watch someone else destroy their pride and joy. This guy crashed this plane as soon as I got there and set up shop. You gotta feel sorry for him though. The plane was beautiful and he pretty much destroyed it. The right landing gear would not come down and when it finally did, he added too much power, stalled crashed. My Nephew shot these videos.
Thank fully this was the only mishap of the day. There was a lot of great pilots flying these beauties. Here are a few shots I got of the show. The helicopter pilots were doing indescribable stunts, you would have to see them to believe them.

This Stuka even had a functioning divebomb siren, just like it's big brother.

The right gear hung up

Things have gone terribly wrong

The unfortunate aftermath

A F-15 with a real jet engine. This thing was so fast, I could barely get pictures of it.

It even has the airbrake behind the cockpit like the real one.

A fifteen year old kid flew this Sukhoi 31 like a pro, he was the best pilot I saw besides the helicopter pilots.

This Loach was pretty damn nice.

These guys were doing things with these copters that had my hair standing up.

Hovering upside down four inches above the runway.

And to top it all off, some guy brought his lawn mower.

If you have a R/C flying club in your area, I highly recommend that you go check them out. I had a blast here today, I have a sneaking suspicion I'll be going back.

Till Next Time..............


Grumpyunk said...

That video was painful to see.
Dig the lawnmower. Had no idea there was such an animal.

Gymi said...

Neither did I,

It was pretty funny to watch. A damn good time.

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