Sep 15, 2013

Let’s clear some things up here…honestly.

  Wow, so the last few weeks have just been crazy…in good and bad ways, of course. The passing of Roman Pirozek Jr has affected us all deeply and in distinctly different ways. The obvious first emotion is sadness for the family’s loss, but from there, a whole plethora of thoughts can occur depending on… more »

Aug 20, 2013

I’m back! :D

So, wow…the season is almost over already and I feel like I’ve just gotten back to my “happy place.” As you guys know, I’ve had some baaaaaaaaad luck and not many opportunities to fly lately. That, of course, has earned me the title of “No Fly” or “Sir Crash-a-Lot” or “Mr. Rolodex”…you name it, I’ve been… more »

Mar 5, 2013

What’s life without goals?

With everything that’s been going on and with all the crappy weather here in the PNW, it’s really been a challenge to find time to fly lately…and it’s killing me! 🙁 On top of all this, I’ve been struggling to actually be productive during the few sim sessions that I can force myself to endure…. more »

Feb 11, 2013

Insert Random Stuff Here

So, it’s been a bit since my last blog post, but things have been really busy lately…remember that one about burning the candle at both ends? Well, between family, work, helis, and the podcast there doesn’t seem to be much time left…and let’s face it. Sleep is over-rated beyond five hours a night. I don’t… more »

Jan 13, 2013

What’s Been Goin’ On?!

So, it’s already half-way through January 2013 and I’ve got to ask myself…what’s been goin’ on that’s made it go so fast? Well, there’s always SOMETHING going on here at the Nation to make the time pass crazy fast. A look back at the past few weeks gives me a clue of why I haven’t… more »

Dec 20, 2012

Furion Failure Analysis Complete

So, I finally figured out what caused my Furion to crash. After digging through all the bits and pieces that I picked up at the field after it went in, I found a swash linkage rod that was missing a plastic link on one end. Upon further review of the rubble, I also found a… more »

Dec 8, 2012

Random Thoughts…and Blatant Disregard

This week has been slow and mostly boring on the heli front… 🙁 Other than some testing of the MKS servos that I’m reviewing and getting the gasser ready to rock, there hasn’t been much else going on. No flying, of course… In fact, the rain is beating down on my soul as I write… more »

Nov 28, 2012

Everything happens for a reason…

…and while I haven’t quite figured out the reason for this one, I suspect that I will eventually. Of course, I’m talking about the mess that is two of the three helis in my fleet pictured above. So, as you’ve heard in the last episode or two, I’ve been getting shit from Nick about not… more »

Nov 22, 2012

Three Years in the Making…

This blog post comes to you from Thanksgiving 2012…incidentally, this also marks my three-year anniversary in the hobby! It’s been a great time so far and I’m quite certain that there’s much more where that came from. Three years ago today, I brought my T-Rex 500ESP up into a hover in a parking lot near… more »

Nov 9, 2012

Teamwork, anyone?

  It’s always interesting to me to see how other people apply the word “team” to their lives. A lot of people I’ve met and worked with were never fortunate enough to truly realize the unstoppable force that a real team can be. I have the good fortune of being able to work with some of… more »