500 Songs For Kids

Quoted from Patterson Hood’s Facebook page:

THE PACK OF LIES (Patterson Hood, Shonna Tucker, John Neff, Brad Morgan and Jay Gonzalez) will be participating in the 3rd annual 500 songs for kids benefit Friday May 1 Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta GA Benefiting: SONGS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION – www.songsforkidsfoundation.org The band will be performing Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.”

SONGS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION is a non-profit foundation that enriches the lives of children in need through music. We bring musicians year round to hospitals, special needs kids camps, and all places where kids are in need.

Kids can suffer from isolation when dealing with an illness or hardship. These same kids, however, wear big smiles as they sing, play and bang on drums with our artists.


Video: Blue Baby Maiden

This video documents the maiden of the Blue Baby 42″ monobloc with the KFm3 airfoil. Its powered with an e-flite 450 pnp, 10x5e prop (pulled from my mini pulse when I upgraded) a 20 amp ESC from Heads Up RC and various servos in the 9 gram range that I had laying around. Now that I know it flies and handles the wind well it will get a snazzy new paint job. It also needs some upgraded landing gear I don’t think I like the “instant retracts” concept at this point.


Video: Tri-Pacer Ride

Jeff and I have been fortune enough to make friends with most of the pilots at our local airport and every so often they offer to take us up for a ride.  Anyway, while we were out flying Friday evening Mark, the owner of a kick ass yellow Tri-Pacer stopped by and ask if  we wanted to go up.  It was Jeff’s turn, I had already been up with Bill the owner of the Cessna you will see take off late in the video.  Anyhow here is the video for you to check out.

Thanks go out to all of the pilots at NMA for puttin up with us and also to Gov’t Mule for making such killer tunes and allowing the Tapers to do what they do…that’s right folks, this one has a really groovy soundtrack.

Video: DL50 Re-Maiden

I had to rebuild the tail feathers on my dl50 because the original ones were warped. This time around I used light weight fiberglass and WBPU and a wax paper bagging technique that I learned here. http://www.rcarticles.9f.com/WaxPaper/waxpaper.htm It was quite windy so I wasn’t getting very good flight times but it was launching nice and high and fairly straight. I can’t wait to get this little plane into a Killer Okie Boomer! Come on warm weather!!!!