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03-21-2004, 02:10 PM
Here's a picture of my lady friend "Beverly" and her first flight lessons and solo flight with her brand new GWS Tiger Moth I built for her...
It's been a while since I've flown eflight, but because Beverly wanted to learn how to fly, I've ventured back into it...
Having a great time and she has taken to flying like a duck to water !!!
03-21-2004, 02:11 PM
03-21-2004, 02:13 PM
GWS Tiger Moth in-flight picture...
03-21-2004, 02:17 PM
Here's a picture of Beverly's Flight Instructor...
Yep, that's me !
03-21-2004, 02:25 PM
Preflight....Looks like you're good to go !
Beverly getting ready for takeoff on the trainer cord...
03-21-2004, 04:11 PM
Congratulations to Beverly for her venture to eflight ... and to Tracon for a flying buddy. Always better to fly with a partner! The Moth sure is a nice plane to fly isn't it Beverly. Have fun guys.
03-21-2004, 10:11 PM
I think if a guy can finda a girl friend that's into flying rc planes....well that's one in a million !
03-21-2004, 11:25 PM
Um the moth I mean.. :oops:
I wish I could find pretty girls to go out flying with me.
Seems like only guys want to see me fly.... :shock:
LOL. Any way were you flying there. The paper mill??
03-22-2004, 01:02 AM
Right beside the old Bayside Sawmill, right kitty corner to Howe Sound Pulp and Paper...
Is where we have our flying field....super awesome scenery...
04-12-2004, 04:31 PM
Here's a few pictures my lady friend "Beverly" with her new plane...
04-12-2004, 04:36 PM
This is a picture of Beverly with her GWS Beaver after her first dead stick landing...
After a super long flight the batteries wore down to the point of the esc cutting power to the motor and she had her first white knuckle dead stick landing...
She greased it in perfectly....
Way to go lady !!!
04-12-2004, 04:43 PM
I've been told to be quiet while she's flying...
I know whats good for me !!!
04-12-2004, 06:21 PM
Beverly powering up for take off...
04-12-2004, 07:45 PM
Sam you are a lucky man, very rare are the ladies of the rc world, trying to get my girlfriend into it, but to her they are still toys :roll: ,expensive toys :twisted:
04-12-2004, 11:36 PM
I should get my commander and chief to talk to your commander and chief...
04-13-2004, 05:04 PM
Would you? Please? :lol: , the only thing is she does have a point, my "toys" keep getting more and more expensive.
04-13-2004, 06:13 PM
Man that is some amazing background scenery. Quite a nice location you are in.
04-13-2004, 07:33 PM
It's the Sunshine Coast, "Gibsons BC" Home of the old CBC TV show "Beachcombers"...
04-13-2004, 08:00 PM
I'm sure I saw Relic in his jet boat in the background of one of those pics didn't I ??
It is a cool spot. If the weathers good next Sunday maybe I'll pop down.
04-13-2004, 10:42 PM
Sounds Great...not this Sunday though...I'll be out of town...
04-18-2004, 11:27 PM
Just got signed on today - I am Tracon's "better half" - Mrs. Tracon. Here are a few pics from the weekend.
04-18-2004, 11:28 PM
04-18-2004, 11:29 PM
Here's a pic after my first mishap. It was just a small break on the wing, but it's all better now.
04-19-2004, 12:11 AM
Nice DEHAVALAND Beaver. Saying it without the Dehavalind part just doesn't seem right.
Thats the beauty of foamy planes. Just a bit of epoxy and/or some cellophane tape and your back in business.
04-19-2004, 10:20 PM
Welcome to RCC, Mrs. Tracon!! It's nice to see that you are enjoying the hobby. It's definitely a hobby that can be enjoyed by young and old of both sexes. Soon there will be some Mr. vs Mrs Tracon air races?
04-20-2004, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the welcome. It may be a while for those races, as I have only been flying for a month, but who knows??? I may give Mr. Tracon a challenge once I've been in the air for a while. :wink:
04-20-2004, 09:50 AM
I'm hoping to get "Mrs Tracon's" skill level up to a point where I can get her into a "GWS Formosa", I've had to change the color scheme on mine from Canadian Forces Grey & Black to a more visible "Snowbird" scheme with red and white...
It would be nice to have two Formosa's up there both with Snowbird colors..
Who knows that might be just as confusing as Grey and Black, having two planes painted up with the same colors LoL...
05-12-2004, 11:24 AM
Beverly Flying Her Bird...
05-12-2004, 11:25 AM
05-12-2004, 11:26 AM
And One The Other Way...
05-12-2004, 11:27 AM
And Back Again... :D
05-12-2004, 11:29 AM
Coming in for a Landing...
Yikes Lady !!!...Pull Up !!!...Pull Up !!!...
She just does that to make sure I'm paying attentionand to do a blood pressure check... :shock:
05-12-2004, 11:30 AM
05-12-2004, 11:31 AM
After a Successful Landing....
The Happy Pilot... :D
06-07-2004, 10:41 PM
I just put a maiden flight on my new de Havilland Beaver that Sam (mostly) and I built. I flew it on Saturday morning and all was great. It was a bit windy, but we were able to set the trims and get it going just great. It was my first maiden flight that I have done.
I wanted to fly it before I put the time and effort into painting and decorating it up, so I flew it naked for the maiden flight - the plane that is. :shock:
I don't have any pics yet, but I will keep you posted when they are developed.
Hope everyone is having fun!!!!
06-08-2004, 08:52 PM
If she thinks those are expensive toys, be sure to take her into a golf shop, or fishing shop, or any other "hobby" that you can think of, and tell her how many models you can build for the price of this driver, or that flyrod. She'll hate the message, but it might make life easier when it comes time for another model, or even a radio. My wife (bless her heart) says "good, go for it" when I talk of another expenditure for this hobby, never do I hear "can we afford it?", simply because I make sure that this money is as surplus as any money gets. She knows that any model that I buy will keep me involved for many, many hours, and that there is a much better satisfaction from it than breaking 100 or catching a fish that must be released, or becomes dinner.
A friend gave up models and went into fly fishing. He lasted a couple of years before he came back to models, but in the meantime he had dumped the equivalent of a computer radio and a number of kits into rods, reels, flies, etc. Add to that his travel time and expenses, which could have taken him to the flying field many times over.
This hobby is NOT expensive by most other measures!
06-10-2004, 05:35 PM
Here are some pics of my new GWS de Havilland Beaver.
Hopefully I will get to put the second flight on soon.
06-10-2004, 05:39 PM
The maiden test flight before my plane was all dressed up...
06-10-2004, 05:41 PM
06-10-2004, 05:41 PM
06-10-2004, 05:43 PM
Dressing up the plane...
06-10-2004, 05:44 PM
Beverly's new de Havilland Beaver is unveiled...
06-10-2004, 07:29 PM
NIcely done Beverly, of course you know about the curse don't you?
06-10-2004, 07:53 PM
Hey ... the Beaver sure looks nice all dressed up, sharp! I'll bet it's easy to see in the air too. Ahhhh, the curse, don't we all know it! :lol: :wink:
06-10-2004, 10:37 PM
Hey thanks for the kind words guys.
I am afraid to ask!! :?: :yikes:
11-17-2004, 11:30 PM
I haven't posted in a while, but I am still flying. Here is a picture of "Thomas" my GWS deHavilland Beaver from last weekend in Armstrong, BC. It is Tracon flying, as I am the photographer for this one.
11-20-2004, 11:38 AM
Beverly, that's cheating, a truly multi talented individual should be able to fly the plane and take pictures at the same time (how can you tell I have no friends).
Thats a great "mood" shot you have there, it sets one to mind of all the less than perfect weather flights bush pilots choose make to the aid of others.
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